Hello Contributors, I need some help with my photos. I have tried to upload some photos and everytime I get this quality issue. Can anyone explain what the problem is with my photos and how I should fix it?
Some info how I take my photos. When I am going out to shot some pics I take some photos then I often bring up the brightness and colors in Adobe Lightroom. When I export my pictures they get denied all the time for quality issue. Please explain.
my guess would be that they are all a bit to blurry, not much contrast and washed out colors.
Have a look at the Adobe Stock tutorials:
Hope that helps.
Photo 1 is underexposed, out of focus, has little blacks and whites and is poorly cropped.
Check these points in your other photos.
I usually uses custom settings in lightroom and fixing the photos in my opinion. I tried to use the auto-settings and now it looks like this:
I also laid a black and white filter on the last one.
Don't convert your images to greyscale!
Unfortunately, your images are too blurry - out of focus - to pass quality standards.
All your images show a lack of focus! Probably because your shutter speed is too low to handhold at 1/60 sec. You're getting camera shake.
Black & white conversions are not accepted. Read the user manual and help pages to determine what type of processing is acceptable.
1. Underexposed and the flower is not sharp enough.
2. Also underexposed and blurry, and the pole in the middle of the frame is not pleasing compositionally
3. Underexposed and blurry, and the edge of the building on the right adds nothing to the composition
4. Same as above - appears to be a crop in the previous image
5. Underexposed and very blurry.
zoom in 100-200% on your images and these issues will be readily apparent.
Post editing can only do so much. Good photos begin with proper lighting and focal distance to ensure that your subject is in full focus relative to your lens size. Many automatic cameras get confused when light conditions are poor or your frame contains multiple objects. Using a stable tripod and manual camera settings often produces better results.
See below about the importance of Depth of Field in photography.
Hope that helps.
Besides sharpness (correctly focussed pictures, without camera shake or moving objects, where not appropriate), correct exposure (slight exposure problems can be corrected in Lightroom), correct contrast and little noise, you also have to consider framing. A house, that is just in a corner of the picture , or a pylon, or the top of the flowers are framing errors that lead to a "technical issues" refusal.
You can check your exposure, by looking at the histogram (like 0686):
You see that there are no whites, and only a third of the highlights are covered. This is a highly underexposed picture that should have been corrected with the shoot settings. I mostly do bracket shooting so that I have all options when it comes to select the best exposed picture to edit.
As said above, do not convert your pictures to black and white. The buyer can easily convert to bw, but cannot restore the colours.
Hi, in my experience the 'Auto' tone setting in LR doesn't provide the best results. Below is an example of some adjustments I might have used with your photo. Best regards, John
Hi, in my experience the 'Auto' tone setting in LR doesn't provide the best results.
By @John PDX
The auto tone feature provides good results, ist fast and easy. But indeed, there are always other interpretation possible, and sometimes a manual setting is better.
So, I proceed as the following:
The automatic functions in Lightroom are great, but you should never take those settings for the optimum. They do, however, a great job, when you have hundreds of pictures of an event that you covered, and you do not want to spend a lot of time on each picture. Here I edit only the important ones by "hand", for the rest, I trust the automation and simply mass adjust at the end the blacks and whites.