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Author Topic: what do you think of this photo?  (Read 10004 times)

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« on: August 20, 2015, 19:16 »
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Im a newbie, be my guest to criticize...


« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 20:40 »
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What would someone use an image like this for?

It looks like a snapshot from your local Chinese restaurant.

Hongover

« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 21:08 »
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It needs better composition and focus. Are you focused on the water? The rocks? The Buddha? The faucet?

I can't think of a commercial use for this picture.

« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 21:12 »
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It is a fountain I have at home, I did not think about who would need a photo like that but thanks for the tip. And what about the quality of the picture and the treatment at Photoshop? Here is the original...

« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 03:11 »
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Nice troll ;)

« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2015, 06:34 »
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It is a fountain I have at home, I did not think about who would need a photo like that but thanks for the tip. And what about the quality of the picture and the treatment at Photoshop? Here is the original...

you did well

« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2015, 06:35 »
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Why do you think this is a troll? Im a beginner and have no intention to fool anyone, just trying to improve.

« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2015, 06:46 »
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I have just being acepted at IStock and would like to know if is recomended to upload a lot of photos to have a few aproved or we have to select the ones to upload? Is it bad to have a lot of pictures rejected? They become more selective?

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2015, 07:01 »
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I have just being acepted at IStock and would like to know if is recomended to upload a lot of photos to have a few aproved or we have to select the ones to upload? Is it bad to have a lot of pictures rejected? They become more selective?
iStock is not choosy nowadays and is taking a lot of very dubious images, for some unknown reason. Also it's very difficult for files uploaded in the last couple of years to get proper (viz non-sub) sales.
Certainly, don't take acceptance at iStock as being confirmation that your image quality or commercial viability is good enough.

In the old days, iStock was much tougher to get into, but files did actually sell enough to make it well worthwhile to reach their standards.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 07:37 by ShadySue »

« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2015, 07:53 »
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I have just being acepted at IStock and would like to know if is recomended to upload a lot of photos to have a few aproved or we have to select the ones to upload? Is it bad to have a lot of pictures rejected? They become more selective?

« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2015, 08:54 »
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Its not sharp, you have bad lighting, wrong white ballance, too dark areas, focus problems, and grain.
Just one of these will get you rejected. ( maybe not on istock), but on shutter.
You need to rethink the whole concept, starting with imagining the customer (there could be one), then present your image in such a way, that it adresses that customer.

« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2015, 10:02 »
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If you are seriously asking about this image then you are way off the mark with it by any standard of what makes a good shot.


You need to go back to basics and learn about photography. Composition, exposure, focus and the way they interact.

As far as what has been done in PS you have simply made the image much worse.


I'll repeat what I said in another thread.

"It seems to me that the skills required to be a good photographer are widely misunderstood and so underestimated. You don't generally hear adults saying "I want to be" other skill based occupations, without them having realised that they face a steep learning curve, if not several years of training, but because photography is "easy" you hear or read that they want to be a photographer time and time again."

Good luck with whatever you decide to do, but do take the time to learn.






« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 10:05 by Difydave »

« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2015, 10:22 »
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I have just being acepted at IStock and would like to know if is recomended to upload a lot of photos to have a few aproved or we have to select the ones to upload? Is it bad to have a lot of pictures rejected? They become more selective?
Go ahead and upload them all!
Images like yours are exactly what iStock needs to (hopefully) realize the big mistake they made the day they removed the high standards.    ;)

« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2015, 11:00 »
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I think I started with the wrong foot. And would you upload photos like this?

« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2015, 11:09 »
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Do a search on any of the sites for those subjects, do you think yours are better?

« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2015, 11:38 »
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Never mind what we think of the shots. I think that's been made pretty clear.
Can you critique your own work?
Because that really is an important part of being a photographer. You have no hope of getting sales unless you know what to upload and how to maintain quality.

You tell us what you think of your shots.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2015, 11:43 »
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All three have an uninteresting composition. They don't look sharp/in focus. The out of focus plants in the foreground are distracting. The last two photos look like average snapshots taken in your own garden.

« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2015, 11:48 »
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As far as what has been done in PS you have simply made the image much worse.

Exactly right.

And, micsmt, if you need an example, just look at the surreal, blurry-blue wall in the background of that first image you posted.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 11:52 by marthamarks »

« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2015, 12:16 »
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It is fuzzy. It needs a subject. Too busy.

« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2015, 18:32 »
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Thanks for the tips, Ill practice a little more and hope to bring better pictures in the future...

« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2015, 18:43 »
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Thanks for the tips, Ill practice a little more and hope to bring better pictures in the future...

That's the spirit. Good luck!

Hongover

« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2015, 18:49 »
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Don't just practice. Think more about the subject matter of your images. Think about what sells and what people need. Assuming all 4 of your photos got accepted, the download numbers would be abysmal...like 1 download ($.25) for a whole year if you're lucky.

Subject matter that's relevant to pop culture, business or technology are some of the hottest trends. Your photos are just snapshots of everyday life with little to zero commercial value. Take for instance. Pictures of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is more likely to sell than a picture of an old shack. A picture of the city skyline will likely sell better than a photo of a generic butterfly.

Pick the right keywords and aim at specific niches. I've gotten away with a lot because I used the right keywords despite having some just above-average photos. Just learn the business a bit and you'll get better at it.

« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2015, 19:33 »
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Im from Brasil, can you give me tips of what kind of photos from here are comercialy viable? Regional dishes? Large plantations? Nature?

Hongover

« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2015, 20:07 »
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Im from Brasil, can you give me tips of what kind of photos from here are comercialy viable? Regional dishes? Large plantations? Nature?

Maybe the plantations. Brazil is known for Rio, MMA (BJJ & Capoeira), travel, the beautiful women, football, samba, dance, the slums of Brazil, etc.

« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2015, 21:03 »
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Why do you think this is a troll? Im a beginner and have no intention to fool anyone, just trying to improve.

I think that you're trolling here, because I can't imagine that a reasonable man, who have no understanding about photography at all, don't understand what a rubbish he is showing. So You upload here absolutely trash, ask for a opinion, read comments and laughing at people who waste their time and are trying to help you.

If you really need an opinion, then you got it: your snapshots are absolutely trash. There is nothing to discuss about. You need elementary knowledge.

So don't waste others time and do some homework himself. Browse forums, read books and magazines, check 10 agencies best sellers, check 100 best photographers portfolios, practice with your camera- do 10000 shots and examine them. Then after two months of hard work come here and show your photos. Such is my advice.

No offense.



« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 21:24 by 4seasons »


 

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