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    I just tried to up load my first photo and it was rejected for Vignetting, JPEG artifacts and wrong category. Can I get some advice what I did wrong? I didn't add vignetting its the 70-200 zoom issue. Am I getting artifacts due to compression? I'm only adding it because there are no other photos of this particular helicopter
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  • #2
    Not a sceener, but I would say:

    1.The photo is badly compressed, leading to the poor quality. Not sure what software you are using to process photos, but I recommend Photoshop, choosing the highest quality when re-saving as a JPG.
    2.The vignette is caused by your lens generally. When using a big aperture (e.g. F2., or using the long side (200mm in your case) of a lens which is not SO good, this would happen. You could use PS to reduce them, but the easiest way to avoid it is to use a smaller aperture (F8 or so), a smaller frame (APS-C instead of Full) and a shorter focal lenth initially when you are taking a photo.
    3.Not knowing your particular case, but please remember to choose 'military' and 'helicopter' while uploading.

    Hope the above would help. Regards.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mkirker View Post
      I just tried to up load my first photo and it was rejected for Vignetting, JPEG artifacts and wrong category. Can I get some advice what I did wrong? I didn't add vignetting its the 70-200 zoom issue. Am I getting artifacts due to compression? I'm only adding it because there are no other photos of this particular helicopter
      Saying you "didn't add vignetting" is like getting a rejection for soft and saying "I didn't add softness".. we're not saying it was added, only that it is a visible flaw with the image.

      If you wish to have it accepted, all visible flaws should be minimized as best as possible. Image is heavily compressed, likely due to your save settings. Also needs a tighter crop if you decide to go for a re-edit.

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      • #4
        Thank you guys very much. I don't plan on resubmitting the picture but will work on how to resize in photoshop or lightroom. I'll learn more about how to avoid the pictures being badly compressed and artifacts.

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        • #5
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          Figured out how to resize in lightroom. Do you guys still see compression and artifact issues. Mine looks fine when I open it on my computer, but when I open it in this email it looks compressed? Would this picture make it?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mkirker View Post
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            Figured out how to resize in lightroom. Do you guys still see compression and artifact issues. Mine looks fine when I open it on my computer, but when I open it in this email it looks compressed? Would this picture make it?
            Quality looks suspect to me as well.

            I'd also say crop it tighter, and it's a little too high in the frame, and dark as well.

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            • #7
              Okay thank you for the feedback. It has to be the way I am resizing it to 1024x576. Lightening it is no problem.

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              • #8
                Watched 4-5 you tube videos on resizing and still think they look crappy. Is this one better? I went tighter, lighter and tried a different way of resizing. Click image for larger version

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                • #9
                  hello I'm not a screener but this image seems too soft to me. You're probably using the zoom to the maximum extension (which is never a good thing especially in low light conditions) and a large aperture which results in poor depth of field.
                  Finally I would like to ask you, because this could also be a problem, which method of focusing you use. I remind you that if your camera allows it, the continuous focus method should be used for moving subjects. In Canon it's AI Focus, in Nikon or others I don't know.
                  Also the horizon is unlevel
                  Excuse my bad english

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                  • #10
                    Thank you very much for the feedback. I've added the original uncropped image for viewing. I always level my pics for the ground and never noticed the trees. They are actually growing weird so it looks un-level. It does look unlevel with that crop so thank you. It is shot with continuous focus on a Nikon Z-6 and 200-500 lens at 270mm F6.3 -- I think the image is pretty sharp but I am guessing its getting softer as I crop and then resize. I think this picture needed to much editing for it to ever be approved. I'll start working on a better quality picture.
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                    • #11
                      It takes a while to get used to the JP standards, don't worry if you can't get the edits/shots right first try.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mkirker View Post
                        Watched 4-5 you tube videos on resizing and still think they look crappy. Is this one better? I went tighter, lighter and tried a different way of resizing.
                        Quality is not too bad, but would indeed benefit from a better edit to deal with softness and contrast. Indeed, the more you need to crop, the less the quality will be.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mkirker View Post
                          Thank you very much for the feedback. I've added the original uncropped image for viewing. I always level my pics for the ground and never noticed the trees. They are actually growing weird so it looks un-level. It does look unlevel with that crop so thank you. It is shot with continuous focus on a Nikon Z-6 and 200-500 lens at 270mm F6.3 -- I think the image is pretty sharp but I am guessing its getting softer as I crop and then resize. I think this picture needed to much editing for it to ever be approved. I'll start working on a better quality picture.
                          Try shooting at F8 instead. It'll get sharper shots.

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