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Community Beginner ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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IMG_20211108_131815.jpgIMG_20211108_131804.jpgHello everyone I'm new here and because I don't understand how things work around here, many photos have been refused. Yesterday I posted this photo and it was turned down with a description of technical problems. I wanted your help, what's the problem with the photo?

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Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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Hi,

The church is too dark (it's in the shade) and some clouds completely blown out, without details.

If you shot RAW, you might be able to get some details back in the clouds, depending on how you exposed the picture, but the church will still be in the shade. While you could lighten it up, you won't be able to make it as if it were in the sun (with shadows, etc...)

From the direction of the light, it looks as if waiting a just a few minutes would have been enough to get the facade in the sun, albeit slightly. It would have completely changed the look of the picture, in a good way.

That said, it also lack sharpness, the focus being on the cross and not the church. That might be on purpose and is a bit subjective, but IMO the church should be in focus and that's likely how Adobe Stock reviewers see it too.

Hope that helps,

Michael

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Thanks, I'll try again with better sunlight

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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The first picture is ill framed, with the cross in-line with the entry to the church. The second picture needs a perspective correction. And the church should be in focus. In the sky, you need to recover the highlights, to give structure to the clouds.

 

All in all, the subject is not great, with this frontal approach. May be changing your position would make a better picture.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Thanks, I'll try again with better sunlight

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Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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When shooting architecture, you generally need to ensure that the verticals are vertical, which is not the case in either of these images. If you're aiming for symmetry, which you seemed to be doing in the first image, a tripod is essential to ensure that everything is perfectly aligned. If you're shooting on a day with bright clouds, it's best to use a tripod and shoot bracketed images that can be combined in Light Room or Photoshop to even out the dynamic range of the light. The camera you're using doesn't seem to be capable of handling the wide dynamic range in this scene.

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Also refer to the Stock Contributor User Guide for tips on how to improve Stock photos before submission.  Adobe looks for images with commercial appeal to customers and highest technical and visual quality.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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