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Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

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Please help me understand the quality issues here.

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Community Expert , Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

The image is underexposed in the shadows and not sharp enough. I should be able to read that sign on the wall, but it's too blurry.

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Community Expert , Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

Hi @MooreStuff ,

There is a white balance issue. The photo has a blue cast. When zoomed a purple color fringing is slightly visible around the bricks. Also exposure is out as mentioned earlier.

Best wishes

Jacquelin

 

jacquelingphoto2017_0-1711735178316.png

 

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Community Expert , Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

The building on the left and the brick wall with the entrance way are leaning. This can often be fixed with Photoshop's Distort tool.

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Community Expert , Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

Nice subject but it's poorly lit and leaning.

 

 

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Community Expert , Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

You have several major issues in that image, including missing sharpness (which may be related to the used lens) and chromatic aberration:

Abambo_0-1711748289594.png

This is a screenshot at 100% and should be crisp sharp! The Arrow points to the chromatic aberration. The asset also misses contrast. Looking at the histogram shows that:

Abambo_2-1711748504675.png

You see to the left missing blacks, to the right a bigger junk of missing whites.

Here are my parameters, that I would apply (more or less) to an image like this:

Abambo_3-1711749029151.png

The paved floor (arrow)

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Community Expert , Mar 30, 2024 Mar 30, 2024

Hello,

One thing you need to bear in mind regarding your lenses (I'm going to assume it's a kit lens that comes with the camera) is that most unfortunately, the kit lens (generally the APS -C) lenses are crap; the reason is to keep down the cost, but this results in a crap lens and not-so-good photos - focus, sharpness, contrast etc. I would suggest looking for a second-hand lens, e.g. Sigma, Tokina, Canon, etc. (These lenses do a Canon mount.)

 

The result of your less is not so much a focus pr

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This image is much too small to evaluate properly. Upload here in full size to receive useful feedback.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Sorry about that.

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The image is underexposed in the shadows and not sharp enough. I should be able to read that sign on the wall, but it's too blurry.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Thanks... what about this one?

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The building on the left and the brick wall with the entrance way are leaning. This can often be fixed with Photoshop's Distort tool.

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Nice subject but it's poorly lit and leaning.

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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Hi @MooreStuff ,

There is a white balance issue. The photo has a blue cast. When zoomed a purple color fringing is slightly visible around the bricks. Also exposure is out as mentioned earlier.

Best wishes

Jacquelin

 

jacquelingphoto2017_0-1711735178316.png

 

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You have several major issues in that image, including missing sharpness (which may be related to the used lens) and chromatic aberration:

Abambo_0-1711748289594.png

This is a screenshot at 100% and should be crisp sharp! The Arrow points to the chromatic aberration. The asset also misses contrast. Looking at the histogram shows that:

Abambo_2-1711748504675.png

You see to the left missing blacks, to the right a bigger junk of missing whites.

Here are my parameters, that I would apply (more or less) to an image like this:

Abambo_3-1711749029151.png

The paved floor (arrow) still requires a separate colour correction.

 

As for your Camera settings:

Abambo_4-1711749285697.png

1. The lens is indeed one of the weaker Canon lenses. It's fine for training, but it tends to chromatic aberration and missing sharpness, especially, when full open like here (f 4.5).

2) You should start to shoot without the nice programs and train you to manual settings. If I remember well, the action programs only shoot JPEG, that limits your options when editing later on. ISO 250 is borderline for noise in this camera. You can shoot well above that setting, but stock asks for nearly noise free assets. The Exposure at 1/500s is faster than needed. If you lower the ISO and modify the opening, the lens will get sharper and the DOF will be higher.

3) It's irrelevant and will not lead to a refusal, but you should set the “resolution” (it's the wrong term used here by Photoshop, pixel density would be better) to 300 ppi. The image won't get better, having more pixels etc, but you would avoid discussions with some people.

 

 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Thank you so much for this indept review and critique. I appreciate the explanations you've given and will look into getting back to my lessions..... I needed that! Thanks @Abambo 

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You're welcome. 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Hello,

One thing you need to bear in mind regarding your lenses (I'm going to assume it's a kit lens that comes with the camera) is that most unfortunately, the kit lens (generally the APS -C) lenses are crap; the reason is to keep down the cost, but this results in a crap lens and not-so-good photos - focus, sharpness, contrast etc. I would suggest looking for a second-hand lens, e.g. Sigma, Tokina, Canon, etc. (These lenses do a Canon mount.)

 

The result of your less is not so much a focus problem, but rather the sharpness of the lens. And therefore you will run into quality issues. @Abambo made some good points!

 

Have a read of this. It's a brief guide on quality:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html

 

And:

User guide:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html
Exposure:
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/discover/exposure-in-photography.html
Composition:
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/discover/photo-composition.html
Learn and support:
https://helpx.adobe.com/support/stock-contributor.html

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One thing you need to bear in mind regarding your lenses (I'm going to assume it's a kit lens that comes with the camera) is that most unfortunately, the kit lens (generally the APS -C) lenses are crap; the reason is to keep down the cost, but this results in a crap lens and not-so-good photos - focus, sharpness, contrast etc. I would suggest looking for a second-hand lens, e.g. Sigma, Tokina, Canon, etc. (These lenses do a Canon mount.)

If you want to stay with cheaper lenses, look into prime lenses. It's more complicated as you can't zoom in, but the sharpness gain is considerable. Even the $100 (new price) 50 mm f1.8 pancake lens is great, compared to your EF-S18-55 kit lens.

 

Used lenses are generally an excellent choice, as lenses do age very slowly. They only get in trouble when you mount them on the very newest high-resolution cameras.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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