PHOTO: Is this Moving Metronome Good Enough?

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ronniechua
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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2012 5:09PM

Is this metronome with moving effect good enough as one of my 3 application photos? I hope I don't have to wait another 30 days to upload if I get rejected again, that's why I'm turning to this forum for help!  Please comment:


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/122206422/metronome.jpg


Thanks
wepix
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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2012 2:20AM

Please supply a link to your image on which we can click.


Is this the file size (medium) you want to upload?  


At a glance, the metronom seems in focus and O.K. to me. However the poor isolation would lead to a rejection. In photoshop use levels and push the black slider to the right: Isolation-link
slobo
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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2012 12:16PM


Posted By wepix:
Please supply a link to your image on which we can click.



https://dl.dropbox.com/u/122206422/metronome.jpg
or you can select text, right click on mouse and choose to open.


While uneventful, your image should be good enough for application. It is exposed ok, it's in sharp focus and composition is proper. Image does not need to be perfect for application purposes which is demonstrated numerous times when application images are later rejected for the main collection. In that respect, you could clean up a few stray pixels here and there, as mentioned, to make it worthy of the main collection.
ronniechua
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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2012 1:21PM

Thanks for the excellent feedback. I shot the object on white background but turns out part of it isn't 100% pure white. So I added an adjustment layer and use levels to slide the white slider to left, then added a mask and used a brush to touch up the whites on the background. I guess I wasn't detailed enough with the touch-up around part of the object, but I'm glad it got caught at this stage!


The thing I don't quite understand is I see a lot of comments that the images for application don't have to be perfect. But I got rejected before because the composition and focus is OK but the technical parts (eg isolation) weren't good enough. When I submitted complicated shots to woo the application inspector and got rejected, I was advised to submit simple images. I still don't have a good grasp as to what those application inspectors are really looking for. 


Has anyone had experience submitting 3 images for application but got only partial acceptance (e.g., only 1 or 2 out of 3)? Do you wait another 30 days to submit the remaining 1 or 2?
slobo
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 11:07AM
Posted By hotspurs99:

Has anyone had experience submitting 3 images for application but got only partial acceptance (e.g., only 1 or 2 out of 3)? Do you wait another 30 days to submit the remaining 1 or 2?


I did, a while back, and so did many others. One accepted, one rejected as a duplicate (as in, same kind of subject) and one for isolation. Took me another one or two tries, can't remember exactly. Subsequent uploads used to get inspected faster.


Don't be discouraged. The more they (inspectors) torture you now, the less stress for you later
wepix
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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:04AM
Posted By hotspurs99:

Has anyone had experience submitting 3 images for application but got only partial acceptance (e.g., only 1 or 2 out of 3)? Do you wait another 30 days to submit the remaining 1 or 2?


I did, too.
My first three "great" photos where rejected completely. I even had to buy a new camera to meet the standards.
Then they where accepted one by one,  after more rejections as far as I remember. It was a tedious process.
 Just keep on learning, uploading and you will succeed.
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