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  1. Rejection reason Soft or lacking definition - Noise I have never spent so much time examining sky and shadows in my pictures and the edges of the frame. But this does not seem to be enough. I would like to rant, but more than rant, I would like to understand why some softness at the edge of the frame is enough to (well I think it's the scaffolding top right which has been softened in perspective correction that is the problem) why the edge of the frame is so important to QC.. "Softness lacking definition" would that be my problem, top right or is it the whole image? Also "Noise" is that the brown in the shadow in the bottom mid right of the image? Or is it that the sky is not right? I'm trying to understand and I am also trying not to second guess myself. If they can't sell a picture like this; well there's possibly a little something they won't like in a LOT of my pictures? (only 25+ years as a professional what would I know?) I'm worried. I'm really worried. The time, the turnaround for a rejection on a unique view (the scaffold). It all seems a very hit and miss. I would be interested in feedback. I KNEW that that piece of scaffolding was soft; did not and does not bother me - it's not the focus or the locus of the image. Is this how it's gong to be, a set rejected over this? Am I missing something? Thank you for your input, I am trying to understand when I must drop an image from my selections. 100% Scaff detail (wont let me load the link) https://photos.app.goo.gl/FxWCnVGqx3jqMLBc7 100% Dark bottom of frame https://photos.app.goo.gl/VZjNWAS4KsiswCvY9
  2. Hi, I recently had this photo of the Cavern Clun rejected for being Soft or lacking definition, Noise. What do you think ?
  3. This photo taken down at the Albert Dock, Liverpool last week was rejected for being soft or lacking detail. Doesn't look too bad to my eyes. Taken with a Sony Nex 3N. Camera resting on a 'bean bag' screwed into base of camera, f6.3, 1.3. sec exp, ISO 400. What do you guys think please ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/liverpix/36574580635/in/album-72157685113064103/
  4. Hi Fellow Photographers ... I saw that another patron posted a photo that was rejected and he received lots of great input on how to improve his own QC process. I recently uploaded a photograph I took from a trip to Pompeii. It was one of the Pompeii dogs. I felt the image had excellent quality. The picture was taken with a Canon T6s; ISO 250; 1/200 sec. f/5.6 135mm; file size of 16.3 MB; with a resolution of 6000 x 4000 uncropped or enhanced. The image of the dog and surrounding grass is so clear you can see the individual hairs on the dog, the red stitching on the collar, and the grass seed heads at the feet of the dog, which are crisp and clear. The background of the road and surrounding grass are blurred on purpose. Any feedback you can provide would be greatly appreciated. This was the only image I uploaded and I am at a total loss as to how to evaluate my own images at this point. It was rejected as "soft or lacking detail."
  5. I find the selection process strange. I uploaded 3 test photos only to have them rejected. OK, one of them was my fault as it was an experimental image and was rejected due to over manipulation. I accept that, however, the other 2 were rejected due to being "soft or lacking definition" The portrait was intentionally soft as I wanted to capture my model in a "dreamy" state. The other, rafting on the Isar Canal, I just don*t understand the rejection at all. I am a contributor to Getty as well as Adobe. It puzzles me that when Getty and Adobe accept my images why should they be rejected by alamy? I view Getty as the benchmark. I am not afraid of criticism where it is warranted, indeed it helps in improving my work, but the rejection of the remaining 2 images more than puzzles me.
  6. 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
  7. Hi, I have recently attempted QC twice and been rejected for the following reason - soft due to size. I am struggling to understand this! I have checked the document size and all except any raw images are twice the size they should be. For example all my Jpegs are 110.75MB with dimensions of 7620 x 5080. Lightroom 5 was set for Prophoto and 16 bit. Is this the problem? If so how do I rectify it? I have tried using the originals as I still have most of the memory cards but the same thing keeps happening even though I have changed the settings to Adobe RGB and 8 bit. Most of my older images are JPEG of 20MB. I have no problem with Raw which comes out at about 68.7 MB. I have been told these should be ok. I would be grateful for any suggestions, Thanks, Linda
  8. 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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