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  1. I have same nice images of yoga on stand up paddle board. Took a drive during the night to go to the river to take them in the early morning at 6 o clock during the sunrise. Busted my ass for it and now they reject them all because they say they are not sharp, and I think its total BS. How can you tell if its sharp enough when it is a silhouette and the subject is dark. I get them that it ''looks'' that is not sharp, but I know they are sharp because the board where the subject is standing IS sharp. And that place is in the plane with her face, and I am not able to get those images online. And to say, they also reject them and say that I have dust on my sensor when clearly those are bird in the background. That is not a big issue to correct, but they are really busting my ass because of it and don't know if all of my images will be thrown in the garbage, and to say, people on the Instagram love them and I am already having a ton of praise for them and some jobs appointed just because of those images, so clearly they will sell on SS also. What to do guys, how to make them see that the pictures are sharp and good for selling, have anyone had rejections of silhouettes? Thanks in advance.
  2. How does the price of a photo change regarding the size? For example, will my image sell at the same price for specifically 7360 x 4912px and 4858 x 3242px. I have some grain and sharpness issues and downsizing the photos for about 66-70% is fixing me that problem more quickly than selective removal of grain for example. So if I downsize my photos, I'm a losing money in a long run, or that's just the way to speed up your portfolio size? Thanks
  3. First of all, I read your reviews before I wrote this, so I know you guys know what you're talking about, so here's my question. The size of my photos are fine, but I'm getting pinged for "Focus". Is there anything I can do to adjust for higher quality? Example is included. Thanks, Carl
  4. I currently have a Nikon D3200. In my three and a half decades of taking pictures, I have never been one to spend a lot of money on photographic gear. In fact, I have tried to prove to myself and others that you do not need the best and most expensive cameras and lenses to take great pictures. And yet my D3200 is currently causing me a great deal of frustration. I am a stickler for sharpness. When shooting landscapes, which I have been doing a lot lately, I use mid-range apertures, low ISO, and I securely lock my camera down on a tripod. And yet, when I magnify the images on my computer screen, I find I am getting some miniscule but noticeable blur when I use any shutter speed slower than 1/250 second, even when using a wide-angle lens. I have done everything I can to minimize potential sources of vibration, from shooting in Live View and using a remote shutter release, to remaining as still as a statue when taking the picture, yet I am still getting the blur when shooting at slower shutter speeds. My tripod is a Slik Pro 700DX, which seems very sturdy. Would getting a more expensive ball-bearing tripod help? Or what about getting a more expensive camera, such as the D810? I have been reading about mirror slap and shutter shock, and am wondering if my D3200 is suffering from those. I do not want to invest in more expensive gear unless I know it will help.
  5. Hi, I'm really concerned about the sharpness quality of my photos. Using Nikon D7000 with Nikkor AF-S 18-105 which is kind of acceptable on portraits but is really fu*** up in landscapes.. All of my recent photos were rejected due to the "blurry image" reason. No matter where I am aiming at especially on landscapes - I get blurry images with no tack sharp areas. For example that photos of autumn leafs - it was taken from tripod with f/stop of 16.. And the one with pathway in park was taken with f/stop of 22! I use tripod (Hama) all the time, aimed exactly on that red one and it's still blurry, also the leaf which is only half centimetre above it is blurry as hell too.. Is it me doing something stupid or is it my lens? Thanks!
  6. I was recently accepted and I look forward to contributing. I'm trying to get a handle on what is commercially viable and what exactly is sharp. I submitted and was rejected from pictures that seemed sharp to me at 100%. Any feed back on these two areas: commercially viable and sharpness are appreciated.
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