Sep 2 2006, 02:57 PM
I'm finished with them now, I'd rather have them on Jetphotos where they aren't tigh ar$ed idiots.They have some will to let any photo from a photogropher who has 7,000(Like that Sam Chui bloke) and will not let anyone else up.If you're reading this anyone from Airliners.net, you can sod of your lil website.Anyway on a higher note i got my first photo accepted (AND 1st upload) at jet photos.http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=5806090
Not a bad photo, but A.net seemed to think so....anyway rant over.
Sep 2 2006, 03:12 PM
I remember getting a rude comment on one of my photos that got rejected... ah well.
Sep 2 2006, 03:37 PM
Great upload, a very clear shot.
I saw it went online today, I'm the 13th viewer.
I've gotten photos rejected on A.net but no rude comments and after reading why they didnt get accepted I saw their point.
Sep 2 2006, 04:09 PM
I feel the same way, I have attempted probably 40 pictures with a.net and have only gotten one accepted. Until I am willing to spend $2000 on a DSLR I don't think my luck will improve. The thing that bugs me the most is that most all of them are rejected for "motivation" which is very subjective.My lone picture on a.net
Sep 2 2006, 04:55 PM
well, thing is, with all due respect to everyone, A.net will only accept the best.I've had a few photos be rejected (but to be honest they werent very good) but the whole 'if its not quite right, forget it' scheme means that if your search turns up a result you know it will be a good pic, unless its from 1970. But I disagree that someone should have their pics accepted just because they're an older member and have had more pictures uploaded before. They need to let the new guys get some in.
Sep 3 2006, 04:10 AM
Point taken, but whats wrong with the above image? They refused that!
Sep 3 2006, 04:25 AM
I reckon I could edit that so it gets accepted, it needs sharpening and a bit more brightness....I will have a go if you want....
Sep 3 2006, 04:53 AM
Okay, I'll send it to you via msn.
Sep 3 2006, 05:48 AM
as I said to Dan T on MSN, the main things for a good pic are:
A good subject (unless focussed on one part of the plane), it should be the entire aircraft. If focussed on, say, the tail, the entire tail should be visible. The subject should be interesting and taken from an interesting angle. The picture has a better chance of being accpeted if the plane is doing something i.e. taking off, rather than if you took a pic of a plane sitting on the stand (oxymoron?) through the glass at the gate. Be careful about your composition, and if taking pictures through glass, you may well get glare and unwanted reflections. If taking a picture of a prop plane, be careful that the camera gets the prop correctly. For example, when I took a picture out the front of *my* cessna 150 in flight, I got lots of black bars where the propeller was. I dont think this happens with all cameras, but it does happen to some, so be careful. Try to be imaginative when taking your picture. Take the time to set yourself, the shot, and if necessary, your camera, up.
In all cases, avoid digital zoom. Optical zoom is ok, because it zooms in on the subject, digital zoom takes a picture and enlarges the centre, not adjusting the resolution the picture was taken at, often resulting in grainy, blurry images.
Good colour. Increase the saturation a little in almost any imaging program if the pic comes out a bit dull and colourless from your camera
Good contrast. Try playing around with this. Too much and everything goes weird, the whites become blinding (i.e clouds are too bright) too little and everything appears grey and lifeless.
Good brightness. No point sending a pic if you cant see the subject properly (unless its meant to be a sillhouette). Try using the gamma setting as well as the brightness. They seem to work slightly differently, and gamma is often better for me. Play around and see what suits you and the picture in question.
Good colour balance. For instance, my 'el cheapo 3.2mp digital camera always has a green tint to it. For this reason I need to open up an imaging program and take the green levels down, so the picture is balanced, then adjust the contrast and brightness for all colours.
Good sharpness. If you take a pic higher than the maximum resolution for A.net, then resizing the pictures can often do the trick, as this will sharpen the whole thing. However, usually some manual sharpening from an imaging program will be required, to bring everything into focus, and prevent blurry edges where they are sharp edges in reality. Be careful though, because over-sharpening results in an unwanted grainy effect. If your camera takes pictures with lots of noise, try softening the noisy areas, or if the picture is too sharp when it come out of the camera, see if blurring it helps.
Basically, as long as you follow all these rules, your pic should get in. If your subject is a common one, you picture needs to be of a high quality to get in. I.e. an average 737 shot is more likely to be rejected than an average shot of the Wright Brother's first flight hehe
Sep 5 2006, 10:25 PM
No bashing of other websites on this forum please.