Paulstw Posted November 11, 2013 Share Posted November 11, 2013 Since July I have had 13 batches of images fail QC. This was due to two or three images that failed the rest of the batches. I currently have a batch sitting there that's been there for over two weeks now. It's certainly a fail. One picture in particular, is likely to blame. A shot of a car tyre (motion in the wheel) splashing through a water filled pot hole in the road. The focus is on the water splashes and that's exactly how I wanted the image to look. Lord knows why it will fail (if it does) however, based on my recent shocking history of uploads, I'm seriously re-thinking why I've spent nearly £2000 on a lens. I sincerely thought that buying one of the best canon lenses would yield better results in terms of IQ, time spent editing, and snappier opportunities based on it's speed. While the IQ is miles in front of anything else I own, I scratch my head for a reason why I'm having so much trouble with it. "equipment doesn't make you a good photographer" Yip, I'll get that said to me. "If you thought a lens would help your Alamy portfolio, then you're a fool" Yip expect that one too. etc, etc.. However, the point is. I make no money from Alamy. I'll be honest about it. So, I can't really afford to keep swapping about equipment to suit their picture requirements. Most successful people are not using DSLR's, and have switched to smaller mirrorless cameras. I could sell the 70-200 and probably do the same thing. However, it still won't cure the issue at hand. I have to admit that I don't seem to be able to translate the ideas and images I have in my head into real world money earners. It frustrates the life out of me. Have I made the critical mistake of trying to run before I could walk? I fear that if this keeps up, I'll be punted off Alamy. I'm not looking for help, or sympathy either. Time served photographers have probably been through worse and came out the other side. I'm just getting to the point where, holding down a full time job, and trying to be semi-successful in this industry are clashing. The job funds the photography, but the photography suffers because of the job. Sorry for the wee blow out, it's just sometimes an eye opener when you write things down and give yourself a boot up the backside. Paul Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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