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[PIC]Trying to upload a photo to Airliners.net

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

Hey, I just registered as a photographer at www.airliners.net and yesterday I tried to upload a photo to their site though I have yet to see if it gets accepted or not. I'm really a newbie when it comes to photographs so it will probably not be accepted due to poor quality and/or lack of information about the photo (didn't have the registration number of the aircraft). The camera I took the photo with only has 3.2 mega pixels so the quality is rather poor.

Here's the photo. Please be honest and tell me whether you like it or not and what you like/don't like and also if you think it will get accepted or not and why. airliners.net say that on average they accept one out of four photographs.

This was taken the 18th of February this year at 15h while landing at EKCH (Copenhagen)

Remember, be honest! I have a feeling that many members here at flyaway are too kind. I like mean people. BE MEAN!!!!!!!!! GRRRRAHHHhhhhhhhhhhhrrrrrrr



Last edited by Sean (SeanGa) on Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:21 pm, edited 1 time in total
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Karlw Chief Captain

terrible horrible just plain ....................... just kdding

VERY NICE SHOT Very Happy

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deanos63 Trainee

wow, thas cool, what palne is that?

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

Thank you very much indeed sirs!

It's an MD-80 (DC-9)

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Solotwo Chief Captain

Honestly not really Airliners.net quality but I don't know how they go about selecting photos.

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

Solotwo wrote:

Honestly not really Airliners.net quality but I don't know how they go about selecting photos.

Thanks for your comment! That's kind of what I expected to hear. But could you please be more specific? It would help a lot. Do you mean that the quality of the picture is poor (bad resolution, too few pixels etc.) or that the motive is bad/the picture is not interesting enough?

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Many people are turned down the first pictures that they submit. Airliners.net is very picky as to what they will publish on their website. Don't be discouraged if your photograph is not excepted, try again. While the contral from the flap is interesting, the picture lacks the aesthetic quality and picture quality that Airliners.net normally looks for. Smile



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Solotwo Chief Captain

SeanGa wrote:

Solotwo wrote:

Honestly not really Airliners.net quality but I don't know how they go about selecting photos.

Thanks for your comment! That's kind of what I expected to hear. But could you please be more specific? It would help a lot. Do you mean that the quality of the picture is poor (bad resolution, too few pixels etc.) or that the motive is bad/the picture is not interesting enough?

Its just not a very interesting picture, the fog doesn't help, but it looks like it was taken with a disposable camera. No offense, meant. But most of airliners.net photographers are avid photographers and use Digital SLR's.

But who knows, maybe they will accept it and you can grow from there. Smile

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

Thanks guys! I understand what you mean, as I clearly see a striking difference between my photo and the ones at airliners.net. And I am aware of their pickyness (which I actually like, because without that pickyness their site would be full of cr** quality pictures), and I am kind of "ready" to become rejected or how I should say it.. it's just part of the fun you might say Razz

Anyway I have some other photos of mine which I plan to upload regardless of whether this one gets accepted or not. There are many photos I regard as candidates to become accepted, but naturally I won't upload all. I think I will create a poll in a seperate thread where I post many pictures and then you can pick your favourites. I will edit this post and provide a link to the poll thread.

Thanks once again

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

Okay. I have now created part two of this thread. You can view it here:

https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/21283/operation-getting-my-photographs-onto-airlinersnetam/

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atreyu Captain

alright you want the truth, this is why i would reject it. qaulity, soft, level, colour, contrast, and borders. thats what i could see, id probably find more things wrong with it if i saw a full version.

have you every looking at Jetphotos.net? there a little easier in rejections there. they took some of my pictures that i edited before i calibrated my monitor, and now when i look at them, their alittle embarrassing Embarassed



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earthqu8kes Captain

atreyu wrote:

alright you want the truth, this is why i would reject it. qaulity, soft, level, colour, contrast, and borders. thats what i could see, id probably find more things wrong with it.

have you every looked at Jetphotos.net? there a little easier in rejections there. they took some of my pictures that i edited before i calibrated my monitor, and now when i look at them, their alittle embarrassing Embarassed

your photos dont look bad to me

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atreyu Captain

earthqu8kes wrote:

atreyu wrote:

alright you want the truth, this is why i would reject it. qaulity, soft, level, colour, contrast, and borders. thats what i could see, id probably find more things wrong with it.

have you every looked at Jetphotos.net? there a little easier in rejections there. they took some of my pictures that i edited before i calibrated my monitor, and now when i look at them, their alittle embarrassing Embarassed

your photos dont look bad to me

thanks, i guess ive just gotten too picky

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earthqu8kes Captain

atreyu wrote:

earthqu8kes wrote:

atreyu wrote:

alright you want the truth, this is why i would reject it. qaulity, soft, level, colour, contrast, and borders. thats what i could see, id probably find more things wrong with it.

have you every looked at Jetphotos.net? there a little easier in rejections there. they took some of my pictures that i edited before i calibrated my monitor, and now when i look at them, their alittle embarrassing Embarassed

your photos dont look bad to me

thanks, i guess ive just gotten too picky

i get that way sometimes too

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Insight Chief Captain

Try and aim to get a point of interest or significant feature in the picture somewhere on one of the "third" lines.

Split your frame up into thirds, both horizontally and vertically

Now, try and get significant features on one of those lines... makes it more pleasing to the eye

For example, in pic number one

Had you moved the viewfinder to the left so the wing is on the right hand vertical third more definately and the top of the engine nacelle that trails off the wing into frame a little you would have had the sun shining into the picture from the top right corner and a sort of natural frame hemming in the cloud layer...

dunno if any of that makes sense, for alot of photos tho, especially landscape applying thirds is a good rule of thumb

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Insight Chief Captain

oops relied to the wrong thread, this was intended for the one with the voting options ><

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