Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:33AM
We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:
-Direct on-camera flash and/or flash fall-off (bright subject, dark background)
-Harsh lighting with blown-out highlights that lack details and/or distracting shadows
- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance
My guess is the lighting. So I guess you cannot shoot with direct overhead sun outdoors? Do I need to use my diffuser to cut hard shadows or wait till the "golden hour"? There was no flash used. I felt the natural overhead shadow "enhanced" the orbital shapes.
(Edited on 2010-07-31 10:39:40 by billoxford)
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:36AM
Your link doesn't work - read the "READ ME FIRST" at the top of the page to post a full size image. When you get the url for that write LINK - highlight it and it will open the link icon at the bottom. Insert your url and then we can tell you what is going on.
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:43AM
Link was working once the trailing uncomplete BR HTML TAG was removed.
From what I see, woman face is missing. Anyway, shot probably with point & shoot camera, or kit lenses on DSLR. Bad CA, horrible focus, bad light. Subject can be either in shade, or in sun, but not a bit of both.
I would say first three reasons given do apply, plus chromatic aberrations. You need better lenses to shoot in high contrast light. Or at least try a few different angles to see if you get lucky.
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:52AM
Sorry about the link folks. Ya'll are fast. Got it fixed and thanks for the advice.
Eperson - good catch. was out kayaking with girlfriend and brought her Point & Shoot. It went to 50 ISO so I thought I might be able to get this image accepted. I saw some CA but thought it might just be color wrap. They didn't mention that.
Would this have been rejected over lighting even if shot with my Canon 5D Mark II? Do ya always need a diffuser outdoors?
How do I tell my GF that her boobs got rejected?? HAHA
(Edited on 2010-07-31 10:55:02 by billoxford)
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:57AM
I believe this would have been rejected even with shot with a 5DMKII. The light isn't good. You don't "always" need a reflector or a diffuser but you should avoid awkward or distracting shadows.
I don't think there's much stock value in this anyway to be honest.
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:58AM
Don't get me wrong, I would not reject her boobs in real life!
Unfortunately, I too go kayaking and sometimes bring a P&S camera and yes, I too get mostly rejections from it. Next time bring a better camera (not necessarily your 5D) and show her face too.
Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:18PM
Posted By billoxford:
I saw some CA but thought it might just be color wrap.
Whatever it is, if it is an artefact of the photography and not present in the subject matter it's likely to trigger a rejection.