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July 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm #1920TatianaKeymaster
Dear Travel Artists,
I’m getting some beautiful images waiting for approval, that unfortunately, with a lot of regret I have to reject… 🙁 Please read why and tips on how to correct important issues that can make your pictures look ugly and unprofessional. *Also, attention painters who are using uncorrected photographs for their art.
The issue is the Chromatic aberration ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration ) that can be seen when enlarging the image. This doesn’t look good on print and may be a reason for not selling if the potential buyer looks attentively at your picture.
Turning the full preview off is not recommended by FAA and it’s not a good idea to do this. The reason why is that the potential buyers will think that you have something to hide and they will be 100% right 😉
In addition, if you try to fool the buyer you may end up with a returning, money back product, which will lower your reputation…
Chromatic aberration can be fixed on Lightroom and Photoshop and here are some useful links I found for you:
Shooting buildings can be tricky. The main reason is that they are tall, and you need to get far away from them if you want to fit them into the frame. Vertical convergence and distortion are unpleasant and unwanted because they don’t conform to Linear Perspective cues where vertical lines remain vertical.
Why are my Buildings Falling Over? A Short Guide to Perspective Distortion and Correction in Photography:
Controlling Vertical Distortion in Architectural Photography:
How to Use Photoshop to Correct Perspective Distortion of Buildings in Your Images:
Blown highlights are the bright areas of an image where all detail has been lost.
Instead of seeing the fine detail in the bright areas, all you see is a blend of pure white.
A classic example of this is in photos that include cloud. The cloud can appear as one blob of white, rather than nice fluffy clouds!
How Much Is Acceptable?: http://www.prime-junta.net/pont/How_to/hi_Blown_highlights/a_Blown_highlights.html
How to Avoid Blown out sky: https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/29139/what-to-do-about-blown-out-skies
Make quick fixes in Photo Editor: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/getting-started/quick_adjustment_effects.html
3 Ways to Identify and Reduce Blown Highlights in Lightroom: https://mcpactions.com/2015/01/26/blown-highlights-in-lightroom/
*** If your work does not meet the requirements above will be removed without notice – sorry!
– How to critique your own work
- by Mike Savad
Being able to critique your own work will allow you to see your own images from the viewpoint of the buyer. If your not making sales, despite advertising, tagging, etc, it might be due to your work being not exactly that great… Read more here
– Evaluating Your Own Work To Sell
- by Mike Savad
Selling images is not that easy. And explaining to people why they are not selling often comes out more like an insult then anything else. Some people make it look easy, but it’s not. Selling often comes down to marketing and who you market too. But more importantly you need to have work that people want to buy… Read more here
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