colinp Posted December 19, 2013 Share Posted December 19, 2013 lefthand image failed QC - sample returned by alamy. slightly larger greener image passed QC and sold several times over. part of my response to alamy: "Thx for the feedback - the following is not an attempt to get you to change your mind about this particular image but just to share my thoughts as a professional photographer with some $5000 of successful sales(after commission) of similar northern lights images in my alamy collection.Because of the nature of the image I applied some luminance/colour noise reduction which results in some loss of detail but as we are only talking about stars this is not an issue. For northern lights images most customers are looking at the overall impact of the image and in this case there is NOT any camera shake as I have used a tripod and the stars ( only detail visible) are NOT out of focus.This is specialist photography and as such needs a slightly different approach in extracting jpegs from a raw image as lens is used wide open and high iso are typical settings. These images are probably more difficult to assess and standard qc procedures harder to apply across the board. I will place this image for sale on my own website in this case so the failure is not an issue other than differences of opinion maybe on what a customer would be happy with and what standards you like your images to meet.I have attached a sample of an approved image which looks similar in terms of quality to my failed image but has sold several times to presumably satisfied customers.." Question: Any one else had any similar disagreements / failures.? To my eyes both samples look similar in terms of quality or do I need to go to specsavers??!! Your thoughts please thx v much Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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