PHOTO Sweet Pepper

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miriamvandamme
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:21PM

Hi,


First two rejections were stray pixels for this photo. Then a 3rd rejection came. What do they mean with burnouts?


Thanks!


 


+++ 3rd rejection +++


+++Burnouts on pepper+++

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:

- Flat/dull colors
- 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

For information about iStock lighting standards please see: 
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=524

For more information on iStock Lighting Standards, please see:
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_2.2_lighting.php

Related Articles: 
Lighting and Shadows:
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=46
Setting up your own home studio:
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=14 
Custom White Balance:
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=95

Decent Exposure:
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=40

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This image appears to be over-filtered/over-processed which has affected the image quality. This may include Photoshop filters & effects (over-sharpening, excessive adjustments to levels, curves, contrast, hues, gaussian blurs, saturation, added textures, noise reduction...) or other manipulations. We feel the image would have more value to designers with minimal or no post processing effects so that the designers could add their own post-processing effects. Some images can benefit from minor touch-ups to grab the viewer?s attention and there is no definitive line to what editing makes or breaks a great image but the end result should be a single image that can still be molded into a design. Inspectors judge images based on quality, composition and usability. If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please submit a ticket to Scout (http://www.istockphoto.com/contact_ticket.php)

For more information about iStock Standards, please visit:
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_1.0_account.php



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donald_gruener
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:42PM
They're referring to the blown out highlights/reflections.
miriamvandamme
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:46PM
Ok. Is there a reason they didn't mentioned this the first and second rejection?
kbwills
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:17PM

>> Ok. Is there a reason they didn't mentioned this the first and second rejection?


I believe that inspectors are generally supposed to identify ALL the image problems when they inspect (correct me if I am wrong) but since different inspectors check re-submits, there may be 'new' problems identified - or maybe the first (or second) inspector just made a mistake - as we all do - and it is of course frustrating ...


So - you can SCOUT the image if you feel strongly - in this case, I personally dont think it is worthwhile.


In my opinion, in addition to the blown highlights, I think the shadow (front and centre) is slightly hard-edged and the red pepper is a bit over-saturated in red just above where the stem joins the fruit).


It is not a bad image, but the standard for still lifes is very high, so we all have to work a bit harder for acceptance...


Regards
JasonDoiy
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:28PM
Yeah if anything fix that shawdow make it blend seemlessly
donald_gruener
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:15PM

Posted By miriamvandamme:
Ok. Is there a reason they didn't mentioned this the first and second rejection?


The lighting is borderline. First inspectors clearly felt it was just good enough, third inspector found it just not quite good enough. This is not unusual when an image sits closely to the accept/reject line.
miriamvandamme
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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:09AM
Thx guys.
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