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01/15/2009 05:06:00 PM · #51
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

What were you thinking on that shot Richard?!? ;)


Trying to stand out? I don't know. :P
01/15/2009 05:23:46 PM · #52
here are a couple rejects of mine...

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01/15/2009 05:41:03 PM · #53
Originally posted by yanko:

I've only had one rejection so far but I haven't submitted that many. This is the one that didn't pass muster and frankly didn't expect it to:

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1x and DPC are not all that different. Both have mechanisms that breed conformity. 1x has the screening process, which for the most part filters out the images that lack technical brilliance and DPC filters those images out via the challenges by rewarding/encouraging compliance to theme relevancy and great technicals. The only reason 1x's images look better on average is because their process of refinement is quicker and more efficient because there are fewer people steering it unlike DPC which has the voting mass steering it along with the admin and the theme selections made for the challenges not to mention they allow any image to be uploaded which waters down the instant wow factor on the site.

As for the substance, the creativity, the authenticity, I don't see that much of a difference between 1x and DPC. Both have very creative peoople with unique voices who produce beautiful work and both have their charlatans.


Some other key differences:

1x had no editing rules what so ever. Truly anything goes in the way of post processing.
1x has no date requirements. I saw one published yesterday that was taken in 1986.
1x has no requirement that the image be taken with a digital camera.

I may have to dust off my scanner and old negatives/slides! ;-)
01/15/2009 05:44:27 PM · #54
Can someone give me the digest version of what 1x is (and isn't) and how it works?
01/15/2009 05:45:41 PM · #55
Originally posted by bvy:

Can someone give me the digest version of what 1x is (and isn't) and how it works?


//1x.com/about/
01/15/2009 05:47:45 PM · #56
I got my first rejection!

That didn't take long. The "reason" was impact.

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01/15/2009 05:48:27 PM · #57
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01/15/2009 05:59:00 PM · #58
Originally posted by Melethia:

Yep, you can only post here after they've been rejected. If you get any accepted, they're posted there and you can provide a link. I have one (1)! Woo hoo!!!! It's my Couple in the Rain shot.

For those who haven't played there, if you're a mere mortal it's VERY tough to get stuff accepted there. Several dpc'ers have had very good success though. You'll see a lot from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ursula, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jdannels, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' lovethelight, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jutilda just to name a few.


I have had 7 rejections so far, and I have actually found submitting photos to be much more interesting when they do get rejected. Comments are more blunt and it really pressures me to think more about the impact and motif of my photos.

edit: up to 21 rejections now, I don't think they are going to publish any of my work again.... :)

Message edited by author 2009-07-20 20:05:36.
01/15/2009 06:05:00 PM · #59
Well, I can't show my rejected photo here because I have it in the Posthumous Best of side. But here's what they said:

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.

So far it's had lots of effect (not affect, people) on the viewer, but hey - apparently not on these viewers.

However... Furthermore it says (apparently about the other photo I uploaded):

Current queue overview:

1 photo(s) have passed first screening. If they pass one more, they will be added to the site.

AHA! I may be booted out of the 1X Reject Club!

01/15/2009 06:10:48 PM · #60
Originally posted by lovethelight:

I have had 7 rejections so far, and I have actually found submitting photos to be much more interesting when they do get rejected. Comments are more blunt and it really pressures me to think more about the impact and motif of my photos.


OTOH, to be rejected with the single word "impact" isn't very helpful...
01/15/2009 06:14:06 PM · #61
Looks they're very busy now (seeing all the posts here), give it a try later.
01/15/2009 06:24:32 PM · #62
submitted 3 more, should be up to six rejections soon!!

The one-word reasons show up on the site, but they email more wordy comments about what Motif, Impact, etc. mean:

The composition in your picture is unbalanced which might be related to a bad crop or something is cut off. It could also mean that the composition is too cluttered, in which case you should try to isolate some objets, or that the photo is not leveled correctly.

It is not a bad photo, but it's not a material for Onexposure. Take a careful look at the accepted photos to see what kind of photos are expected. Some examples of motifs rarely published are sunsets, flowers, seagulls, sculptures, pets, smiling kids, zoo-pictures, wedding photos, product shots and overly commercial motifs. Photos with text added in post-processing are rarely accepted. Improper, offensive and repulsive photos also fall into this category.


and another rejection:

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.
01/15/2009 06:38:41 PM · #63
Originally posted by chromeydome:

submitted 3 more, should be up to six rejections soon!!

The one-word reasons show up on the site, but they email more wordy comments about what Motif, Impact, etc. mean:

The composition in your picture is unbalanced which might be related to a bad crop or something is cut off. It could also mean that the composition is too cluttered, in which case you should try to isolate some objets, or that the photo is not leveled correctly.

It is not a bad photo, but it's not a material for Onexposure. Take a careful look at the accepted photos to see what kind of photos are expected. Some examples of motifs rarely published are sunsets, flowers, seagulls, sculptures, pets, smiling kids, zoo-pictures, wedding photos, product shots and overly commercial motifs. Photos with text added in post-processing are rarely accepted. Improper, offensive and repulsive photos also fall into this category.


and another rejection:

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.


Those are stock answers selected from a menu. They have not been created specifically for your rejection...
01/15/2009 06:46:52 PM · #64
I think once a photo has been rejected, then it may be submitted for critique. Perhaps, the feedback will be more personalized in that way as to what people thought of the photo.

Personally, I have not done that, but I'm shy.

Message edited by author 2009-01-15 18:47:02.
01/15/2009 06:50:49 PM · #65
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Well although I have had 6 or so photos published - it appears their criteria has since been clamped down and I can't get one past. My last one had this critique:

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.

The copyright text draws is too dominant and draws away too much attention from the main motive. White text against a dark background for example is very distracting. Please make it more discrete for example by reducing the contrast, making it smaller, removing it or adding a symbol or signature instead. Remember a copyright text is displayed below each photo automatically.


Ouch and ouch!! On a side note, I thought my "copyright" was pretty discrete.

01/15/2009 07:09:33 PM · #66
Originally posted by RKT:

I got my first rejection!

That didn't take long. The "reason" was impact.

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Good, you keep getting rejected with photos like that and I'll feel better about my own rejections!
01/15/2009 07:11:47 PM · #67
Originally posted by mom2two:


It's a good photo, but it doesn't stand out that much.


For that image, with its over the top color (in a good way), this statement is amusing. My guess is that the emotion they want is more akin to Emo rather than emotion in general. They don't seem to do happy.
01/15/2009 08:07:20 PM · #68
Denied yet again (6th)

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01/15/2009 08:13:19 PM · #69
Originally posted by Melethia:

Ursula is gonna kill me. :-)


Nah, Deb, I love you, and I'm just going to reject all your pictures, to make you real happy :)

Can I join the Club? One of my rejected images:

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Message edited by author 2009-01-15 20:19:11.
01/15/2009 08:24:48 PM · #70
(In my best Monty Pyton voice...) BURN HER!

Message edited by author 2009-01-15 20:25:07.
01/15/2009 08:26:40 PM · #71
I'd prefer the comfy chair, oh kind and gentle doctor!

And may I ask, if it's just another site, and who cares, and blah, blah, blah, why are you so upset over your images not being published there? :)



Message edited by author 2009-01-15 20:28:31.
01/15/2009 09:04:27 PM · #72
Originally posted by ursula:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Ursula is gonna kill me. :-)


Nah, Deb, I love you, and I'm just going to reject all your pictures, to make you real happy :)

Can I join the Club? One of my rejected images:

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I wonder if this would be accepted in black and white? They seem to do a lot more subtle color and black and white shots over there.
01/15/2009 09:46:12 PM · #73
Originally posted by ursula:

I'd prefer the comfy chair, oh kind and gentle doctor!

And may I ask, if it's just another site, and who cares, and blah, blah, blah, why are you so upset over your images not being published there? :)


::whispers conspiratorily::...He's disappointed 'cuz there's no 4th place slots at 1x...

::Ducks and runs for cover from The Doc's well-aimed tomatoes::
01/15/2009 10:00:10 PM · #74
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Out of 6 submissions, this is my sole rejection. (reason for rejection was listed as MOTIF. Not really sure what that means) However, noticing their "bias" I have only submitted B&W or Toned photos, so that may have a lot to do with my success rate. (I also noticed they seem to like "emotive" photography) Hi ursala, Long time no talk to....; )

Message edited by author 2009-01-15 22:04:33.
01/15/2009 10:12:18 PM · #75
I had 6 or 7 published in a row. Then 4 rejects. Then I got pissed and randomly uploaded 13 shots all of which were rejected as expected. Tantrum thrown, I got back to being selective and critical of my own work and had the next few published again. So 10. The last of which was submitted and published during the course of this thread.

Of the published shots, 2 are color (textured still lifes), 8 are b/w. Works for me as making a color print is a rare thing for me anyway. 4 of the b/w's are nudes. 1 is a landscape shot. 2 are street scenes, one of which did well here.

Of the rejected shots, 75% are b/w and 6 are textured.

As mentioned, the canned commentary associated with rejections are worthless unless you are making glaring technical blunders and simply need them spelled out. Good (lengthier if sometimes conflicting) feedback comes from the critique section.
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