Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:46AM
Be wary of submitting isolations using a tilt shift lens. I had one rejected by an inspector and also by scout. It was shot against a blown rear distant background with no selections in photoshop and minimal tonal adjustments. The edges were all natural.
Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:56AM
You might wanna post in the critique forum
Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:03PM
I'm not trying to improve the image. How can I? This is just helpful advice for anyone thinking of trying tilt shift isolations.
Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:17PM
It's really not helpful because nobody even knows why your image was rejected.
I know you mean well but don't assume everyone will do it the same way you do.
Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:20PM
Fair point bike. I'm just saying that you can get a rejection for feathering even though you haven't been photoshopping!
(Edited on 2013-04-29 12:28:12 by lucentius)
Posted Wed May 1, 2013 12:56PM
Images are accepted or rejected based on how they look, be it isolations or overfiltering or noise or whatever. It does not matter whether flaws occurred in-camera or in Photoshop or Lightroom or wherever. All that matters is the final appearance.
I would invite you to bring it over to Critique Request anyway, it would be most helpful if people can see what you're talking about. As it stands, this just kind of comes across as a veiled complaint about a specific rejection... I for one am curious to see it. Like many, I also do in-camera isolations using the blown background method, but I was unfamiliar with utilizing a tilt-shift lens towards this end...
Posted Wed May 1, 2013 1:28PM
I made a few adjustments, resubmitted, and had it accepted.
Posted Wed May 1, 2013 2:00PM
Glad to hear you managed to improve it and address the issues. Hope it sells for you.