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  1. I submitted below three pictures to Alamy and all three were rejected as they were "soft or lacking definition". Since these are shot in low light and are panoramic, getting all the edges sharp is not possible without upgrading your gear or the camera body itself. I submitted the same pictures to another stock image hosting company and they rejected it but the reasons were more understandable like 'Logo/Brand visible', 'Incorrect tagging, ' Intellectual property'. These comments can be worked up on and same images can be re-submitted. But how to you get the images to look sharper with non pro camera. I used Canon 70D and a Sigma lens. Does quality to Alamy mean only professional cameras and lenses? https://flic.kr/p/VrEsq5 (Please download for actual image quality) https://flic.kr/p/W2QbT4 (Please download for actual image quality) https://flic.kr/p/VM7e4G (Please download for actual image quality) Adding some more tech details. Camera - Canon 70D Lens - Sigma 17 - 55 Tripod used, image stabilizer turned off. Step 1 - Shot the images in RAW at ISO 100 -150, aperture 7.5, Shutter speed > 7 seconds Step 2 - Lightroom edit. Brought down the highlights, cropped a little and saved as jpg (that's it!) Step 3 - Import to photoshop to stitch them to create a panoramic view also ensured no details are lost Step 4 - Upload to Alamy and face rejection
  2. I've tried seven different times to upload images to try and be approved as a contributor. I am rejected every time. I keep getting the "Soft or lacking definition Marked difference in definition between low-res comp & when viewed at 100%" term. I literally have no idea what that means and have no technical understanding even when I'm looking at their .pdf on rejection terms. The example is a girl with pink hair standing beside a blue wall. Should I not take pictures with pink and blue next to each other in the shot? I'm not trying to be obtuse here - I honestly don't get what I'm doing wrong. Can it be explained to me in VERY simple terms?? I use a Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS to take pictures. It's not an extremely expensive camera, but I know how to focus a shot. Am I missing something? Does Alamy only approve you if you use expensive equipment? Is there some minimum that they require when it comes to cameras? I'm just trying to understand if I'm ever going to be cleared to be a contributor. I can't learn what I'm doing wrong if I don't ask. Thank you!!
  3. Hello, I am new to Alamy and getting a feel for what passes for quality. I recently had an image rejected for SOLD and I was curious if anyone here would be willing to suggest if this is a processing error, or something about my field craft that is causing the image to fail. Thank you all for your time and constructive criticism. Full size jpg from tiff, uprezzed to 5200 on the long end from 6mp crop. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nelowe/14195410836/in/photostream/ 100%crop for detail. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nelowe/14215263581/in/photostream/ I'm willing to to agree with quality control that this is soft, but I'm hoping for some insight from the community as to how I could have improved this image. Thanks again.
  4. I had turned in my 4 pictures for approval and got the response to all of them, "Soft or lacking definition" . Im not sure what they mean by this because i felt like the images were all pretty good. Id appreciate any advice or further explanation as to what they meant for each picture. http://www.viewbug.com/photo/4149938 http://www.viewbug.com/photo/4009814 http://www.viewbug.com/photo/4191373 http://www.viewbug.com/photo/3510758
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