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Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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Hello,

I'm new to photography and I'm trying to publish my first photo. My photo was rejected because Quality Issues. I don't undrestand why it is rejected and what I should edit.

Can you help me please to know what is the issue exactly?1.jpg4.jpg

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Enthusiast , Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

The details are very soft and appear slightly of of focus in both, and the waterfall photo is overexposed.  The highlights are almost completely blown out in the big bright spot.  Not sure editing can bring those back.

 

Good luck with future submissions 🙂

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Community Expert , Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

I agree with George that the highlights are blownout. No amount of editing will be able to fix those.

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The details are very soft and appear slightly of of focus in both, and the waterfall photo is overexposed.  The highlights are almost completely blown out in the big bright spot.  Not sure editing can bring those back.

 

Good luck with future submissions 🙂


George F, Fine Art Landscape Photographer

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I agree with George that the highlights are blownout. No amount of editing will be able to fix those.

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Did you obtain model releases from people on the launch?


Adobe Stock customers expect the highest visual and technical quality for use in commercial projects.

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

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

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Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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Thank you )))

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Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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All details are lost in the bright highlight areas. Check the histogram for a spike on the right side.

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I concur the first photo may be a lost cause.  If the bright area of the waterfall is 100% white in the original you won't be able to recover the hightlights.

If the focus is soft in the orignal of the second photo then it is also likely a lost cause too.  I've never gotten satisfactory results using any sharpening tools/applications.  

However, if the original is sharp then I think you may have something to work with.  First, crop out the people in the lower right corner.  The others are possibly far enough away that no model release is required.  Next set the White point in LR (or whatever editing tool you use) so that a very small amount of the whites are clipped in the histogram.  In LR you can alternatvly press and hold the Option button (Mac) while moving the Whites slider.  That will give you a preview of the clipped areas.  Next, lower the Highlights slider to recover detail and balance out the bright spot on the water.  Now, increase the Shadows level to balance the photo and recover more detail in the dark areas.  Lastly, I would be tempted to either adjust the Temperature and Tint, or lower the Saturation to make the photo a little less green.  All adjustments should be done with a 'light hand' else the photo will look over processed.

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