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  • dlowwa
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    No worries. I’ll probably be out there for a few hours in the morning tomorrow shooting, let me know if you want to meet up.

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  • Yvrleisurespotter
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    Ah I see, thanks for the feedback! Alright, I'll make sure to have a single thread in the future.

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by Yvrleisurespotter View Post
    Hello fellow spotters,

    I just uploaded these two photos and was wondering do they have a chance of being approved? Any advice would help, thank you all in advance!
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]22468[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]22469[/ATTACH]
    Unfortunately would be rejected for:

    1. backlit, centering, overprocessed, compression
    2. contrast, color, soft, compression

    Also, in the future please keep your editing/prescreening requests to a single thread.

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  • Yvrleisurespotter
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    Hello fellow spotters,

    I just uploaded these two photos and was wondering do they have a chance of being approved? Any advice would help, thank you all in advance!
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  • Yvrleisurespotter
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post
    Unless you've somehow selectively changed the file sizes, no. Compression is almost always a result of how you are saving the images, either when taking them, or after processing.
    Ah I see, thanks!

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by Yvrleisurespotter View Post
    Would importing SD card to computer then onto USB stick affect the quality?
    Unless you've somehow selectively changed the file sizes, no. Compression is almost always a result of how you are saving the images, either when taking them, or after processing.

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  • Yvrleisurespotter
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    Originally posted by Runway28L View Post
    With regards to #2, that could also happen if the images weren't imported over correctly. For example, a WiFi device rather than from the camera directly over to the computer.
    Would importing SD card to computer then onto USB stick affect the quality?

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  • Runway28L
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    Originally posted by Quebec Golf View Post
    Things to focus on:

    1. Blurriness
    - from my own experience I know that developing a good panning technique is worth more than all the L lenses in the world. This will take time and practice. This means that if your subject is moving your camera has to keep moving too
    - set camera to continuous shooting and keep the shutter button depressed
    - keep shutter speeds up for now to compensate, try 1/800 or better

    2. Quality. These photos are heavily compressed. This makes the file size small but quality suffers
    - make sure your camera is set to take the maximum size and quality JPEGs
    - make sure to save as max quality JPEG in your photo editor. If your editor doesn't give you that option don't use it
    - do not use RAW unless you already know how to process such files

    It's going to take a few steps to get your photos to match the upload guidelines. Don't worry about the 14 day wait. Only go to the airport in perfect light conditions (like the Westjet, not like the 747 and A319). Don't get frustrated along the way.

    Alex
    With regards to #2, that could also happen if the images weren't imported over correctly. For example, a WiFi device rather than from the camera directly over to the computer.

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  • Yvrleisurespotter
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post
    If the original is as blurry as the one you posted, no.
    Alright, I'll take that into consideration, thanks!

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by Yvrleisurespotter View Post
    Hey Alex, thank you for the great advice! I will put them into use the next time I spot Also, do you think the WestJet is worth a shot if I gave it a re-edit?
    If the original is as blurry as the one you posted, no.

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  • Yvrleisurespotter
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    Originally posted by Quebec Golf View Post
    Things to focus on:

    1. Blurriness
    - from my own experience I know that developing a good panning technique is worth more than all the L lenses in the world. This will take time and practice. This means that if your subject is moving your camera has to keep moving too
    - set camera to continuous shooting and keep the shutter button depressed
    - keep shutter speeds up for now to compensate, try 1/800 or better

    2. Quality. These photos are heavily compressed. This makes the file size small but quality suffers
    - make sure your camera is set to take the maximum size and quality JPEGs
    - make sure to save as max quality JPEG in your photo editor. If your editor doesn't give you that option don't use it
    - do not use RAW unless you already know how to process such files

    It's going to take a few steps to get your photos to match the upload guidelines. Don't worry about the 14 day wait. Only go to the airport in perfect light conditions (like the Westjet, not like the 747 and A319). Don't get frustrated along the way.

    Alex
    Hey Alex, thank you for the great advice! I will put them into use the next time I spot Also, do you think the WestJet is worth a shot if I gave it a re-edit?

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  • Quebec Golf
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    Things to focus on:

    1. Blurriness
    - from my own experience I know that developing a good panning technique is worth more than all the L lenses in the world. This will take time and practice. This means that if your subject is moving your camera has to keep moving too
    - set camera to continuous shooting and keep the shutter button depressed
    - keep shutter speeds up for now to compensate, try 1/800 or better

    2. Quality. These photos are heavily compressed. This makes the file size small but quality suffers
    - make sure your camera is set to take the maximum size and quality JPEGs
    - make sure to save as max quality JPEG in your photo editor. If your editor doesn't give you that option don't use it
    - do not use RAW unless you already know how to process such files

    It's going to take a few steps to get your photos to match the upload guidelines. Don't worry about the 14 day wait. Only go to the airport in perfect light conditions (like the Westjet, not like the 747 and A319). Don't get frustrated along the way.

    Alex

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by Yvrleisurespotter View Post
    Hmm, I could try experimenting with that! Thanks
    Honestly, cropping and centering are the least of your worries. Soft/blurry images like these will never be acceptable, regardless of centering. Better to work on that and figure out what's causing the poor quality issues first.

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  • Yvrleisurespotter
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    Originally posted by Jakeb Claridge View Post
    One thing i could reccomend is maybe a tighter crop and centred a little more, but only if it suits
    Hmm, I could try experimenting with that! Thanks

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  • Jakeb Claridge
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    Originally posted by Yvrleisurespotter View Post
    Hey y'all,

    Brand new here, just uploaded a few pics, but got entire queue rejected due to "poor quality" so I'm looking for ways to improve! I have attached one of the few photos from the queue here. I'm open to suggestions!

    Thanks in advance!
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]21600[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]21601[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]21602[/ATTACH]
    One thing i could reccomend is maybe a tighter crop and centred a little more, but only if it suits

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