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01/17/2009 04:13:46 PM · #226
Originally posted by yanko:
Probably they meant it lacked a real authentic story. In other words, it looks staged and the model appears to be acting and not performing. Think about it. You shot this for the challenge, right? So you put yourself in the mindset of a commercial photographer trying to produce an image that will sell a product to the voters (i.e the challenge theme). It was very successful in that regard but that doesn't work over at 1x since there's no challenge theme to sell. In order for a stock/advertising type of image to do well it must really wow and this photo just doesn't do that.

So you have two options, either have a bigger idea more wow factor conveyed in the presentation/technicals or try and show something real and honest from your subject matter. As Bear mentioned they favor introspection, and that may be a new concept for DPC since we lean so heavily towards the commercial side of things. Anyway, I hope you don't mind me singling out our image, I just thought it was the perfect example to illustrate the differences between DPC and 1x.


Food for thought, definitely. And I appreciate your honesty! ;)
01/17/2009 04:21:09 PM · #227
Originally posted by stevieian:

Food for thought, definitely. And I appreciate your honesty! ;)


Thanks. I was trying to go back and soften it a little. :) Btw, I'm not sure if this photo would get through or not but I do like it better. Her personality seems to be shining through more.

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01/17/2009 04:40:40 PM · #228
Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by Techo:

Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by Melethia:

And I would add that I hope we don't "vote each other up" just to do so. As with here, if you vote on an image, vote on the image, not the person who took it if you happen to know that.


EXCELLENT point.

If I make it at 1x, I want it to be because I actually have a picture that is good enough, not because there were a horde of dpcers voting for it. :)


Copy that!


ditto, I hope I didn't imp;y that at all.


Weighted voting system anyway. Less published shots you have, less weight your vote carries.
01/17/2009 05:02:19 PM · #229
Ah ha! Did not know that. So essentially my vote really doesn't count. Good to know!
01/17/2009 05:07:49 PM · #230
Originally posted by Melethia:

Ah ha! Did not know that. So essentially my vote really doesn't count. Good to know!


And the public vote can be summarily overturned by the site screeners :)

Message edited by author 2009-01-17 17:08:03.
01/17/2009 05:17:52 PM · #231
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Reasons for rejection:
* Color
* Impact

Well I like the color tones :P With impact, I see a lot of shallow DOF flower pics but perhaps because this still life was taken indoors? My next upload shall be a b/w still life, I personally don't like it as much as the color sunflower picy that was rejected but we'll see what happens. For those who use LCD displays, do you find the above shot too contrasty? looks great on my calibrated CRT. Thanks :)

Message edited by author 2009-01-17 17:20:29.
01/17/2009 05:18:50 PM · #232
Originally posted by violinist123:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Ah ha! Did not know that. So essentially my vote really doesn't count. Good to know!


And the public vote can be summarily overturned by the site screeners :)


Like the SC here but they call them DQs instead. :P
01/17/2009 05:29:01 PM · #233
Originally posted by Techo:

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Reasons for rejection:
* Color
* Impact

Well I like the color tones :P With impact, I see a lot of shallow DOF flower pics but perhaps because this still life was taken indoors? My next upload shall be a b/w still life, I personally don't like it as much as the color sunflower picy that was rejected but we'll see what happens. For those who use LCD displays, do you find the above shot too contrasty? looks great on my calibrated CRT. Thanks :)


Might dump it in critique there and ask for feedback, but to me it has that sickly orange cast of borked whitebalance. That might have been where the color reason came from.
01/17/2009 06:06:37 PM · #234
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I clearly got too cocky! I like that I can now take part properly in this thread ;-)
01/17/2009 06:25:56 PM · #235
Originally posted by freakin_hilarious:

Rejection #2:

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this is really garbage. I wonder why you even thought of publishing it anywhere.

Message edited by author 2009-01-17 18:26:13.
01/17/2009 06:38:17 PM · #236
i just wished to say something.

a looooong time ago, i told to ursula that why you keep shooting flowers. I felt that she is a very talented photographer who is wasting herself shooting such mundane things that everyone shoots. (i means guys like me should be doing these petty stuff).
Her reply was that it is not what one should shoot, it is how one shoots that makes difference. The same subject could be shot thousand times if one is creative he/she will make masterpiece out of it.
(not her exact words but this was crux of it).

at dpc she is one of very few people who really impressed me very much. When i look at her work, i feel that the person who shot these loves photography and doing it because he/she enjoys it.

Anyway fast forward few days back, i looked at her photos at onexposure, and my month was open - holy crap. She has exactly the photos in her portfolio i thought she is capable of.
I always knew she is special but being right about her was so sweet.

Thanks guys for reading this homily.
01/17/2009 06:38:45 PM · #237
Originally posted by zxaar:

Originally posted by freakin_hilarious:

Rejection #2:

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this is really garbage. I wonder why you even thought of publishing it anywhere.


Ouch. Rejected twice in 1 day. Come on over to my rejection thread and I can reject you a third - but at I'll tell you WHY you were rejected (and not some lame response like "motif" or "impact")
01/17/2009 07:29:53 PM · #238
And yes as far as my rejects are concerned.

i have acceptance percentage of around 20 , so this means out of every 5 submitted i get 1 published.
But 90% of my rejects were photos even i would have rejected.
I submitted them just because i had slots and i did not submit anything for long time.

Anyway but there are three photos i wished they were in my portfolio.

1. In my world
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2. Ophelia
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And
3. In search of future.
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Anyway i do not mind rejects at OE, i only wish i could remove my photos from there once there are published. This way i could spend time making myself better.

Message edited by author 2009-01-17 19:31:19.
01/17/2009 07:46:02 PM · #239
Originally posted by zxaar:



2. Ophelia
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This is really garbage. I wonder why you even thought of publishing it anywhere.
01/17/2009 07:50:22 PM · #240
2 more rejects, both went to member screening

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Might try a couple of non-DPC images next

01/17/2009 08:11:21 PM · #241
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by zxaar:



2. Ophelia
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This is really garbage. I wonder why you even thought of publishing it anywhere.


not taking your bait. find someone else to fight with.
01/17/2009 08:13:51 PM · #242
Originally posted by zxaar:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by zxaar:



2. Ophelia
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This is really garbage. I wonder why you even thought of publishing it anywhere.


not taking your bait. find someone else to fight with.


It's not bait, it's a tongue in cheek response to your lack of tact and proper critique. There's no place for it here.
01/17/2009 08:15:27 PM · #243
Ooh, get my new slots for rejection tomorrow I think. :) Actually I hope I have a shot on these two which are, true to my form, very colorful.
01/18/2009 12:20:28 AM · #244
Woohoo..my first entry got accepted...but my 2nd didn't...50% aint bad for the first 2...lol..my PB on DPC is what got me published.

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01/18/2009 01:01:51 AM · #245
Originally posted by wizardry:

Woohoo..my first entry got accepted...but my 2nd didn't...50% aint bad for the first 2...lol..my PB on DPC is what got me published.

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Grats!! I was one for 2 as well. Now I am 1 for 7! ;-)
01/18/2009 06:20:59 AM · #246
I've had 32 rejected and only 8 published. Rejection isn't that big of deal, accept when an image I submitted is handedly shot down, only to have another image that is very, very similar be accepted. That's what urks me more than anything...
01/18/2009 01:10:43 PM · #247
Got another one rejected:

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Reason: impact (It's a good photo, but it doesn't stand out that much. A photo might be technically perfect, but it also has to affect the viewer)
01/18/2009 02:08:54 PM · #248
4th photo is published and is on the front page! Woot!

25% success rate feels pretty good, maybe I should stop here. LOL, not a chance.
01/18/2009 02:18:03 PM · #249
Originally posted by cynthiann:

4th photo is published and is on the front page! Woot!

25% success rate feels pretty good, maybe I should stop here. LOL, not a chance.


and a great image it is--and over 3000 views so far :-)
01/18/2009 02:19:43 PM · #250
They do like dark and emotive...

One try and one published
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I will have to try something else and see how it goes.
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