Need help deciphering rejection

Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2018 Jul 24, 2018

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Hi, I'm trying to pinpoint the reason my photo was rejected. "Artifact Problem" covers a lot of reasons, and I'm trying to figure out which one(s) so I can correct. I'm thinking the low light is the problem.

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Advisor , Jul 24, 2018 Jul 24, 2018
Hello, First, while two cups are nice together  - one is not in focus. A buyer will want the clear one and can duplicate it to make it blurry for their use should they want to. So crop that one out -  it has the majority of artifact and noise problems. Second, the focused cup in the foreground has been slightly cropped, you will need a complete and clear edge so the buyer does not have to fuss with making it complete. Look at the photo you want to send to stock at least 100% magnification be you...

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Hello, First, while two cups are nice together  - one is not in focus. A buyer will want the clear one and can duplicate it to make it blurry for their use should they want to. So crop that one out -  it has the majority of artifact and noise problems. Second, the focused cup in the foreground has been slightly cropped, you will need a complete and clear edge so the buyer does not have to fuss with making it complete. Look at the photo you want to send to stock at least 100% magnification be you resubmit it for review. It is quite nice as it is with perhaps a bit more exposure. Careful to not create too high white tone in the light reflection behind the handle. Best regards, JH

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Jul 24, 2018 Jul 24, 2018

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Thank you. Very helpful tips!

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Jul 24, 2018 Jul 24, 2018

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At 100 to 200% magnification you will notice that excessive chromatic and luminous noise is towards the top left of the cups. The chromatic noise is identified by the colored spots. I believe that when there's a rejection for artifacts chromatic noise is usually included. Overall the photo is grainy, and is especially dominant on the cup in the background. There is also a technical issue (composition), whereby there is not adequate space around the entire image to facilitate cropping. As it is, both saucers are cropped, and the back cup is out of focus. 

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Thank you! I see what you mean when I compare different areas of the photo at a higher magnification.

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