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« on: September 30, 2009, 18:03 »

Thanks for this nice forum people.
Had a hard time 3 days ago, istock rejected me (first time). First time I was thinking it is easy and send them just 3 bad photos ;) :)  :-\ :-[ This time after so many reading all days and nights 2 weeks, I decided to try second time but with your help if possible, please ;) I did some photo manipulation, and have 1 photo. (4 works) Please help me to decide which is good to send, what are my main mistakes... I already have feeling, that photo "crocodile" is too blurry, "shell" has noise (?) hmmmm and how about "face" photo.... it do not looks very commercial attractive, maybe too much artistic? I just don't know :/ have so many bad thoughts after reading all stuff...

newbielink:http://www.bandeliunamai.lt/istokui/crocodile.html [nonactive]

newbielink:http://www.bandeliunamai.lt/istokui/shell.html [nonactive]

newbielink:http://www.bandeliunamai.lt/istokui/sea.html [nonactive]

newbielink:http://www.bandeliunamai.lt/istokui/face.html [nonactive]

Thank you 1000 times


« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 18:28 »
  I'm  not  too  goood  a  judge  of  my  own  but  i  like  the  crocodile.  The  next  2  i  couldn't  see.  The  face  -  well  like  i  said  judge  photos  is  not  my  cup  of  tea.  Hopefully  someone  better  than  me  can  tell  you  about  them.  (I  haven't  had  any  success  with  acceptance  at  IS)

« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 19:16 »
OK, here it goes.

The crocodile image: You are right, it is soft. A tough image to take as this happens quite fast I'd assume. You have to lock your focus on the bait and when the crocodile shoots out of the water just keep your shutter finger on the button and burst 4 to 6 frames. Make sure you have your camera absolutely tight on a tripod so you can avoid camera shake.

Exposure and colors look ok. Maybe open up your aperture down to what your lens can do. 3.5 or even lower to throw the background more out of focus that emphasizes the action.

Of course it would be perfect to get the crocodile from the side so you can see mouth opening. This would make a huge difference to the saleability of this image.

As for the others...

Don't do compositions. Find out if you want to be a designer or photographer. Not a lot of successful professionals can do both really well.

While your ideas make sense it's the execution of the work which doesn't look very professional.

Rather take the individual images like the sailing boat or the flamingo and just upload those. Of course composition would be important too for those subjects. You would have to upload your individual images so we can see if the boat or the flamingo are good enough for application.

Good luck!


« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 07:02 »
IS wants to see different types of subject matter and different techniques used by contributors. If you submit two or three compositions you would be rejected for sure. Submit three pictures with different approach to your subject, meaning different lighting, different composition and angle etc. The crocodile picture is fine, meat is little bit blurry, that can be a problem. About other three, I really do not know.

« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 07:39 »

Thanks everybody for opinion, advices. Hmmm I think I will not take a risk with crocodile :( And with all my manipulations too :( I'll better try to do something with one 3D object from different perspectives, with a different light, enviroment etc. like Dook you are saying. I broke my photo camera 3 weeks ago, need to buy new one as soon as possible. Doing new photos is impossible thing at the moment :( But time goes and I don't want to waste it. I will try something simple but clear, attractive with one 3D object, and tomorrow or after tomorrow should ask your help again ;) :)
Sorry for my language  :)

Many many thanks



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