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Common reasons why a photo is rejected with Technical Reasons

Community Beginner ,
Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm pretty new here and new to photography and I wonder what are some common reasons why a photo is rejected for technical reasons and how I can figure it out, given the fact that no explanations are given. I have a recently rejected photo and I'm not sure what's the issue and how to correct it.

Any tips or insights are welcomed.

 

Thank you!

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Community Expert , Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

Focus, noise, chromatic aberration, underexposed, overexposed, leaning horizon are common issues. Follow this forum for a while and review the comments that are posted on submissions, and it will help you to identify and correct issues in your images before they are uploaded. 

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Enthusiast , Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

It's important to always look at your photo at 100%-200% magnification to see what is really going on.  If you are looking at a smaller version, you may not notice the imperfections.

 

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The photo looks overprocessed to me.  The branches have a "painterly" look to them without a lot of detail.  The snow has strange patterns on it.  The goat (especially the feet) also have that painterly look.  I suspect that it was processed to remove a lot of noise because of low light conditions and then over

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LEGEND , Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

Also often: signatures, frames, vignettes, converting to black and white, artistic effects, imperfect corrections to things that are removed.

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Focus, noise, chromatic aberration, underexposed, overexposed, leaning horizon are common issues. Follow this forum for a while and review the comments that are posted on submissions, and it will help you to identify and correct issues in your images before they are uploaded. 

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Thanks for your reply. Would you be able to help me understand what is wrong with the attached image? I think the focus is ok and it doesn't seem under/over exposed too me.

 

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It's a really beautiful image, but I have to agree with Rob that it does seem to have been over processed.

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Also often: signatures, frames, vignettes, converting to black and white, artistic effects, imperfect corrections to things that are removed.

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Enthusiast ,
Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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@Cosmin D if you'd like to post your original file you submitted that was rejected, we could offer some suggestions as to what the issues could be.


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I just did that. Your insights are much appreciated!

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It's important to always look at your photo at 100%-200% magnification to see what is really going on.  If you are looking at a smaller version, you may not notice the imperfections.

 

IMG_0744a.jpg

 

The photo looks overprocessed to me.  The branches have a "painterly" look to them without a lot of detail.  The snow has strange patterns on it.  The goat (especially the feet) also have that painterly look.  I suspect that it was processed to remove a lot of noise because of low light conditions and then oversharpened.  The post editing is important, but the end product should be natural looking.  If this was taken with your phone, the sensor is too small to work well in difficult lighting situations and then the phone automatically overprocesses the image to be what it thinks it should be.  If you have taken this photo with a camera in RAW format, you should be able to try the edit again to get a more natural look.

 

I hope this helps.  (Cool photo by the way.)

 

 


Rob R, Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you so much for your feedback. You are right about the noise reduction, I overused it. The original photo is in RAW format so I'll try again taking into account your advice.

Thanks again!

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Was the noise introduced by high ISO or because of underexposure? Snow pictures get very often underexposed because the exposure measurement gets fooled by the snow.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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If you are new to stock, you should consider these resources: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html
Please read the contributor user manual for more information on Adobe stock contributions: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html
See here for rejection reasons: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html
and especially quality and technical issues: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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