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My latest batch submissions show all the same issue: Soft or lack definition. I'm shooting RAW with prime lenses, both AF (Fuji X) and MF (Zeiss) with Sharpness to default settings. After my first two rejections, i tried to apply more Clarity within LR and also tried to submit different images to understand the issue. Same result. At the moment I'm experimenting with LR settings and/or 3rd party plugins but i don't want to waste months in this since every time a rejection occurs i need to wait 1 month Alamy QC to reply with the motivation and this is my 6th rejection in a row. It seems this issue started with RAW , i uploaded in the past JPGs ooc and they were fine (3300+ pics on my portfolio). What's your experience? Which is the best way to avoid this issue? Do you sharpen each file individually in LR or using 3rd party plugins for each file? Thanks in advance
I start this thread, because the old forum isn´t searchable any longer. The most important question for anybody who wants to become an Alamy contributor is probably: "How do I pass QC with my first 4 images?" I think, the most common answer to this question is: "Take a camera, which is on Alamy´s positive list and a prime lens, put it on a tripod, and take pictures of a brick wall, a newspaper page, a coin, and your computer screen!" Sure, with this "safe-approach" you will get accepted. But is this really target-aimed? I took a different approach, when I started one year ago. I submitted 4 images, which represent my style of photography, taken with my every-day-lens (Nikkor 18-200mm). I also chose images from which I wasn´t sure, if they will be accepted. It made no sense for me to get accepted with 4 "safe-images", only to find out later, that my regular work is not good enough. Fortunately my test submission passed QC. Here are my first images, and why I chose them: 1. I wasn´t sure, if the face is acceptable sharp: 2. Selective focus on the hands, not face: 3. I wasn´t sure, if the girl´s face is sharp enough: 4. I chose this, because my camera and lens are "Made in Thailand". So, what would you recommend a new contributer? The "safe-approach" or the "realistic-approach"? Colin