The photo is underexposed, out of focus, has white balance issues, is noisy, not level, poorly cropped, and may be an IP violation.
Thanks for your response.
My responses -
The photo is underexposed - photo is clicked in a dark setting inside Sarnath temple.
out of focus - Lamp is in focus
has white balance issues - it is the way the surroundinfs were
is noisy - focussed lamp is not
poorly cropped - focus was lamp
may be an IP violation - from a temple and so not IP violation.
It's no good arguing with us (though it might be fun it will do nothing to help your future submissions). The people answering here don't work for Adobe, but they are trying to use their experience - including experience of rejections - of what Adobe are looking for. Adobe are looking for world class commercial art. If the lighting was poor you have to correct that to what the buyer expects is a perfect image.
Thanks for the response Test Screen Name.
I do agree to that and my intent is not to argue. I will definitely like to know what the reviewers had in mind when they rejected it.
What Ralph shared is from his experience and enounters but Adobe reviewers just by publishing a doc and without specifying a reason are not helping.
Getting the reviews explanation is not a practical option, due to constraint time. Also reviewers do not monitor the forums. I also believe there are ethical reasons for reviewers not to interact with contributors.
Regarding IP violations, just because the objects are from a temple, does not necessarily mean a property release is not required. It would be worthwhile reviewing the Legal Guidelines:
@dhakreyspeaks Adobe works under the assumption that you are a skilled photographer and by giving you a high level reason for rejection, you would be able to review your photo and see what the issues are. If you aren't able to figure them out on your own, this forum is here of other contributors who can offer up their experience like @Test Screen Name said.
@RALPH_L gave you the reasons he saw for the rejection. Review your photo at 100% magnification and you can quite clearly see Ralph was giving you sound information.
To give you a frame of reference regarding rejection reasons, the reviewers have hundreds of photos to review regularly. They are very skilled at spotting issues with the photos (Technical Issues, IP Violations, Missing Model release, etc.) Once they come across the first issue (there may only be one issue or there may be many), they will reject the photo and click on one of those reasons. Being able to select a reason off a list, rather than having to type up what they specifically saw speeds up the review process, which is better for contributors and Adobe. Also, reviewers are from around the world speaking multiple languages. Having a list that has been already translated into all of those languages makes it easier for contributors to understand why their photos were rejected rather than unclear answers due to language barriers and poor translations.
I hope this clears up a few things for you.
Hi @dhakreyspeaks ,
The photo is noisy - both luminance and chromatic noise. Also too much is out of focus. In the future you fill the frame more with what you want to be in focus. For example this screenprint crop. Otherwise, add enough depth of field to get everything in focus. Only one of the lamps is in focus. the other is not sharp. Adobe reject artwork for IP requirements. It's luck if any slips through. Besides, it's an indoor setting. My guess is that even if everything else was ok. You'd get a rejection for the image.
Even though you take the shot in low lighting, it is expected that your exposure is correct. Correct exposure also helps to get your image in focus, and for white balance. The camera struggles to take sharp images with poor exposure. Therefore, you need to pay attention to the indicators of your camera and apply settings accordingly to get adequate exposure for your images.
In addition you need to zoom in on your photos at between 100 and 200% to inspect for issues. If you look at the screenprint you will notice the noise/grain and that the colors are not smooth. Also you'd notice the soft edge of the lamp and blur of the rest of the image.
I do hope this helps.