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    Hello, first time posting here in a very long time. I got these two rejected for contrast:





    Would I be correct in saying that the Southwest has too little contrast and American has too much?

    I suppose I'm not too sure what exactly I should be looking for? I generally use fairly simple photo editing software (only rarely use photoshop since it's on my desktop) and edit mostly by eye, but is there a guideline on what the histogram should look like, if people are using that?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jerry







  • #2
    Originally posted by Jonny2174 View Post
    Hello, first time posting here in a very long time. I got these two rejected for contrast:

    Would I be correct in saying that the Southwest has too little contrast and American has too much?

    I suppose I'm not too sure what exactly I should be looking for? I generally use fairly simple photo editing software (only rarely use photoshop since it's on my desktop) and edit mostly by eye, but is there a guideline on what the histogram should look like, if people are using that?

    Hi,

    First one contrast is poor due to the overcast conditions, and looks like maybe shot through window glass. As such, it's not fixable. Second one contrast looks ok, just a bit dark and needs CW rotation.

    Don't really use the histogram for checking contrast and use the eye test in most cases myself. I find the histogram is best used to check under/over exposure, but not that useful for contrast in aviation photography.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

      Hi,

      First one contrast is poor due to the overcast conditions, and looks like maybe shot through window glass. As such, it's not fixable. Second one contrast looks ok, just a bit dark and needs CW rotation.

      Don't really use the histogram for checking contrast and use the eye test in most cases myself. I find the histogram is best used to check under/over exposure, but not that useful for contrast in aviation photography.
      Thank you for the reply dlowwa.

      I received another photo rejected for dark recently:

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      I suppose I am still a bit confused... I was actually slightly concerned this might receive an overexposed rejection, especially looking at the middle to aft fuselage.

      This also received a horizon unlevel rejection. However I feel that looking at the terminal windows right above where it says "Delta" those look fairly vertical to me?

      Thanks,
      Jerry





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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jonny2174 View Post

        I received another photo rejected for dark recently:

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        I suppose I am still a bit confused... I was actually slightly concerned this might receive an overexposed rejection, especially looking at the middle to aft fuselage.

        This also received a horizon unlevel rejection. However I feel that looking at the terminal windows right above where it says "Delta" those look fairly vertical to me?

        Thanks,
        Jerry
        Think the horizon is ok; the angles on the tower just make it look a bit off. Image is quite dark however (poor contrast as well due to I'm assuming shooting through thick glass?). See attached for an idea what to aim for, but with the contrast as it is, might not be easily fixable.

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