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    Default First batch got rejected, looking for ways to improve

    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!
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    Hey man. These are all off center vertically. And the photos are blurry and soft from what I can see. Not sure what camera you have, but if you don’t have a DSLR or mirrorless it would help you a lot to get one.

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    I took those with a Canon T6i, do you think re-editing these photos would help? Btw, thanks for the advice

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    Did you edit them at all except resizing ?

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    I edited and resized them for the requirements.

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    ok, what did you do in terms of editing ?

    to give you an idea, this is the kind of editing we're talking about :
    http://thefullgull.com/aviation-photo-editing/
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAhjlIqk_tI

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    Also, can you tell us a little about the camera settings you are using? I see from the EXIF of the Westjet that it was shot at 135mm and 1/400 shutter speed, which should give reasonable odds of getting a sharp photo. For now I would try to keep a faster shutter speed though. What about auto-focus, exposure metering etc? Is there image stabilization on the lens and is it on? Are you shooting in continuous or single shot?

    Edit: also, what about the in-camera photo quality setting (i.e. JPEG size)?

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    Hey, thanks for the great resource! I will look at that guide when I re-edit these photos!

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    So from what I remember, I used auto-focus and my lens does have image stabilization on it. I was also shooting single shot. I believe this was shot in JPEG, but from the previous resource that another Alex listed, I think I should experiment with shooting in RAW. All in all, thank you all for the advice! Really appreciate it!

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    Also, since 5 of my photos got rejected, I'm seeing that the rejected photos are still taking up my queue slots, how many days would I need to wait in order for my queue slots to reset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvrleisurespotter View Post
    Also, since 5 of my photos got rejected, I'm seeing that the rejected photos are still taking up my queue slots, how many days would I need to wait in order for my queue slots to reset?
    14 days typically

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    Thanks for the clarification!

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    Quote 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!
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    One thing i could reccomend is maybe a tighter crop and centred a little more, but only if it suits

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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