The best thing you can do to get a feel of what this site requires is to have a look through the first couple of pages of images, via the search function. There's no point in sugar coating it: your image is a long way off the standard required here and it's important to understand what's acceptable ...Jump to post
Assuming US law is similar to UK law, you need some sort of press-pass (i.e. prior permission) and public liability insurance to film (or photograph) for commercial purposes on private property. Technically. Now the grey area is how your work is classed... and only you know that. To be honest, unles...Jump to post
The whole thing is just sad - I'm very glad not to be a part of it. The whole bitchy competitiveness and the rude manner of some people especially in their remarks about the photos taken by other people is very disappointing. This is, unfortunately, the way the hobby in general seems to be going. A...Jump to post
Good points, solro, and somewhat relevant. There's a big difference between a good PHOTO and a good IMAGE — in my mind the PHOTO is what comes out of the camera, and if it requires very little editing it can be described as a GOOD PHOTO. The IMAGE is what that photo looks like after editing, and the...Jump to post
For me this is a non-issue as how others promote their images — and whether they cheat or not — is of no concern to me. They aren't hurting anyone. But as I've said in other threads, the direction in which aviation photography is moving is not, in my opinion, a good one. I see fractures in the commu...Jump to post
All, Thinking of planning a trip to the old IST airport end of April for a few days - does anyone know what the traffic situation is likely to be by then? There's a thread running in the CivAv forum (in which I've asked the question; thought it wouldn't hurt to ask here also) that suggests the new a...Jump to post
Probably the wrong place but I'll likely get more accurate info here than in the photography forum.....
I'm thinking of a spotting trip to the old Ataturk end of April/beginning of May - is the variety and number of movements still likely to be consistent?
The sky in the two above looks too cyan, which typically results in whites looking too yellow/green. It's not always straight-forward but reducing the amount of green should put you in the right direction.
Hmmmmm. I've been shooting for a very long time and I've never seen colours like those close to sundown - I'd expect more red/yellow. With the UA the whole of the rear above the gold cheatline looks a touch soft to me, but the titles look oversharp. Could be the light, though. Not sure I can see blu...Jump to post
Hmmm. The manual focus lens sounds like it could be the issue. In the past most lenses had an 'infinity' mark which, once set at, put everything over a certain distance (typically 12 metres) in focus. Today's lenses work slightly differently and it's not so straight forward. I wouldn't, however, dis...Jump to post
Spirit should be fine from a sensor's point-of-view as there are no real high-contrast edges. The United and Jetblue do look soft/blurry in parts but I'm not convinced re the Southwest. But like I said, it'll be easy to deduce from the original file. If there is blur then it is either down to techni...Jump to post
I think the long and short of it is that it's very difficult to pick up on true blur from such small-sized images. None of those last four look particularly bad to me (the SWA looks the least blurry, followed by the Spirit)) but scrutinising the originals very closely (i.e. pixel peeping) will tell ...Jump to post
80 posts and we're still no closer to knowing what kind of camera/lenses you require and no closer to getting you some photos accepted. Either camera you mention will be fine but one's entry-level and one's not. For me, Samsung wouldn't be the way to go as their lens selection is nowhere near as goo...Jump to post
Well the NX1 is far from an entry-level camera and is mirrorless, so nothing like the EOS 1500D. Wiggy, I don't want to sound harsh here but I'm beginning to suspect that you're either trolling or have absolutely no clue about what you actually want to do. Until such time as you've figured it all ou...Jump to post
The suggested rotation I doubt would make much difference. It looks good to me as it is; the references Jehan mentions are just too unreliable to succinctly conclude that it's not level. Benefit of doubt, in which case? The noseweel base is below that of the main gear - if you applied CCW it may wel...Jump to post
First one looks blurry at the nose for sure. Could be lens edge softness. Second generally looks okay to me but there are parts that look a touch soft/blurry. It's not underexposed but the angle (showing the underside) does mean that you're seeing a lot of darker areas.
VH-HWV is poorly lit, blurry, oversharp, noisy and has an obstruction across the tail. VH-KGE is too small a file to properly judge but the light is bad. I'm going to pull no punches by saying that you need to considerably improve your technique because those images are awful. There really is no nic...Jump to post
Have Chrono Aviation's two 732s actually flown for them yet? I know their first had been languishing in New Zealand (I think) for a good number of years. Based at Montreal St. Hubert I believe, which I didn't think was big enough to cope with a 732 (but obviously is!).Jump to post
The point I was making concerns the wider community, rather than exclusively here. I don't do too many creatives but I like seeing them in the database. What I like far less are these over-processed night shots we're seeing a lot of lately - I'm of the opinion that, if it couldn't be achieved in a d...Jump to post
I'm in agreement with much of what Thierry says above. But I'd like to elaborate a little and ask exactly what is creative? Trends are (or used to be?) set here - we all remember when the LAX overhead shots first appeared, courtesy of Sam Chui, but they've become ubiquitous and what we're seeing now...Jump to post
Looks good to me, although I personally think the contrast is a little weak.
ajaaron, hope you don't mind me saying but I'd pull that Norwegian image from the queue and re-edit as it's over-exposed and has a very slight pink hue. The red appears almost orange and toning down the brightness will help improve the contrast. Back to the OP, don't go overboard with the latest edi...Jump to post
Jehan, I don't claim to be an expert on the composition of the current screening team - nor do I want to get into this debate in this thread - however I have spoken with many ex-screeners (including heads) who have all told me that, at least in the past, favouritism and bias have been rife. The rece...Jump to post
The f/8, ISO100 rule is generally a good place to start but I think too many photographers fall in to the trap of only ever using those settings, without variation. A Canon rep once told me that there is almost no discernible difference between ISO100 and 200 - and as a terrible pixel-peeper I tend ...Jump to post
I'm lead to believe that G-CIVB is due to leave the fleet in November - hardly around for 'a long time'....... I know the rumour-mill generally tries to be helpful but when so many people jump on it, in an attempt to be the oracle of information, things get distorted. Perhaps best to wait and see ex...Jump to post
I think some are missing my point here. Yes, everyone gets some satisfaction out of other people looking at and (presumably) enjoying their photos, however my point is that the obsession for hits and praise is, in some cases, turning otherwise decent people into narcissistic, overly competitive dron...Jump to post
Like I said, Kas...... partially...... The gist is that some people only seem interested in taking photos of aircraft (and other things, for that matter) because of the exposure/views it gets them. There are many, many exceptions, of course, but I know folks my age (40) who only decided to pick up a...Jump to post
I personally think the 'other site' doesn't feature the same quality we see here, but as Royal pointed out the bar for screened photo sites seems to have been lowered of late. I guess it's the old 'if you can't beat them....' adage. It's a sad indictment of the direction in which the hobby's heading...Jump to post
Kas, I wasn't attacking the screening team as a whole (there are those who apply common sense, yourself included) but the evidence suggests that some do indeed look to reject rather than accept. You only need look in this forum to see some of the ridiculous rejections, many of which are overturned b...Jump to post
Perhaps going a little off-topic, but there's a lot of negative effects created by social media. There's a current mentality that any criticism, even if it's constructive/helpful, is bad and mustn't be tolerated, lest we offend anyone. Part of a wider culture, I know, but it's not particularly helpf...Jump to post
An interesting topic; allow me to give you my take on this, as a once regular uploader...... Aviation photography has become a competition, and I find myself increasingly wanting to be alone at the airport, away from those who are only interested in hits. here's nothing wrong per se with hit-seeking...Jump to post
Hi All, The Jet got the boot for oversharp and low contrast. Oversharp seems awfully picky but at least legitimate, however I'm struggling to see low contrast. Looks passable to me, given what gets into the database daily - the shot below I found in today's acceptances (two seconds to find, first pa...Jump to post
Yes, I have noticed that the latest crop of (certainly Canon L) lenses better resolve DSLR sensors, both FOVCF and FF - something I really failed to take into account as I was so set in just the one workflow. I'll pay more attention to detail if I upload here again.
Okay, cheers guys, pretty much how I view it - passable except for a few oversharp areas. I must say, however, that I can't see any problematic jaggies on the titles or tyres (perhaps nothing more than I'd expect for an image of this size), but now you mention it I can see some on one of the prop bl...Jump to post
Hi All, Decided to upload a priority the other day, which got the boot for oversharp, distance and quality. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/31308384357/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/ Now I'm happy to admit that I'm unfamiliar with the latest criteria, having not uploaded much in the last...Jump to post