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Re: General announcements & discussions

Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:40 pm

Hey E! :wave: Long time indeed, hope all is well.

IL76 wrote:
What happened?

Got some time? ;)
Basically it comes down to: Johan selling the place --> people leaving. Buyers messing up the site relaunch/modernization --> people leaving. Buyers then sold the site again to new and current owners. Others simply lost interest and left. The upcoming of social media likely also took users/posters/photographers with them. Things seem to be relatively stable at the moment, although there is still a long list of improvements that need to be made. And yeah, some things never change.

IL76 wrote:
(PS, I wonder if Johan still visits occasionally, just for his own curiosity :smile: )

He hasn't given a sign of life here ever since he sold the site I think.
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Re: General announcements & discussions

Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi all,

We've updated the guidelines for creative photos. Have sent an e-mail to ask for the upload form to be updated, so hopefully that will be online soon. In the mean time, the guidelines can be found in this post:


Creative guidelines

As a general guideline, creative photos may include (but are not limited to) some of the following attributes which are not commonly associated with database-type photograppy;

- The composition needs to be balanced (rule of thirds is a good baseline) and the aircraft can be off-center, provided there is some motivation for it.
- Distance can be judged less strictly – crop does not have to be as close as a database-style photo.
- The aircraft may not be the main focus of the image.

In some cases, other types are photos are judged as creative as well. To help clarify this, we have listed some examples below:

Q: Are photos that require the extreme limits of photographic equipment, skills, technique and processing, considered creative?
A: Not by default, but all factors combined, and depending on the situation and composition, they may be. Judged on a case by case basis.

Q: Are light trails creative?
A: Not by default and not if they’re just light trails only.

Q: Are silhouette photos creative?
A: Only in some cases, but not by default. A standard silhouette photo at dusk/dawn sky is not considered creative.

Q: Are low light photos creative?
A: Not by default.

Q: Are panning photos creative?
A: Not by default.

Q: Are high ISO photos creative?
A: Not by default.

Q: Is a wide crop due to smoke/flares/etc. considered creative?
A: No.

Q: Is an off-center aircraft with reflections in a water puddle creative?
A: Yes
(please note that the amount of aircraft reflected needs to be significant)

Q: Is a black & white photo creative?
A: Only when ‘it works’, such as for vintage aircraft or vintage looking scenes.

All photos are subject to screener discretion and interpretation.

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