Old 05-17-2010, 02:54 AM   #1
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I recently submitted a picture to RP.net and it got rejected for "Poor Image Quality", I uploaded using the maximum pixel quality and it still got rejected. Can some please guide me in the right direction?

I thought I hit the nail on the Head with this Shot...
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:11 AM   #2
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Poor Image Quality, which is usually a camera issue. The shot is not tack sharp as it needs to be. Aside from that, there are other issues that lay squarely on the shoulders of the photographer. First, RP generally does not take cloudy day shots of common power that can be redone on a sunny day. Second, the train is centered within the frame both from left to right and top to bottom. Third, apart from the train being centered, the framing and composition leaves a lot to be desired, esp. how the train is cut off on the right side of the frame.

Keep at it. If RP is Triple A baseball (I'd say the magazines are the majors, but some may disagree) then swing the bat down at A level and get a feel for what is generally accepted at RP and try again with a better shot.
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You did if all you wanted is a photo of a EJE SD38 and its not a bad shot but far from a good one. There ( RP ) picky, nit picky and will make you mad at times. But if you want work on your photography the guys will help you SEE what's going on.
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Keep at it. If RP is Triple A baseball (I'd say the magazines are the majors, but some may disagree)...
In terms of significance of having something published, I agree. But in terms of standards, RP definitely is more demanding than magazines.
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Of all the rejects they could have used, I would think they could have dont lighting or cloudy over PIQ.
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You did if all you wanted is a photo of a EJE SD38 and its not a bad shot but far from a good one. There ( RP ) picky, nit picky and will make you mad at times. But if you want work on your photography the guys will help you SEE what's going on.
Got to agree, all around, if it didn't get dinged for poor image quality, it would of got it for cloudy, common power (well ok cloudy)or Bad Cropping or Poor Esthetic Quality, best advice I can give is to look through the data base and and compare your shots to the accepted ones and ask what the differences are, and when you think you got it figured out, you will get a high sun rejection, in other words there's a lot of trial and error, and like milwman was referring to, work at it and post them up here for advice, ....good luck

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I wonder if the fact you were standing on CN property had to do with anything?
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I wonder if the fact you were standing on CN property had to do with anything?
Yeah, that's what Poor Image Quality means.

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I wonder if the fact you were standing on CN property had to do with anything?
If I'm correct on the part of the yard this shot was taken, it may have been taken from the street than on CN property.
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I think all it needs is a little processing. Some adjustments in contrast, exposure, cropping, and some color and I think it can be a great looking photo.

Here's my take on this one.

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