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Digital indicators of lightness

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Nb
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Message posted at 04/01/2013, 04:24:48 AM by Nb
Sometimes editors refuse to upload some images because they are not light enough.
I trust editors :) but I'm not sure that I can always be agree with them and understand why this or that image is not light enough as it seems quite good and light to my mind :)

I'd like to prevent uploading dark images and not to add editors overwork with not acceptable shoots.

So.. the question is - are there any objective indicators of lightness (in Photoshop or View NX) or some other programs.


Thank you in advance!
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Message posted at 04/01/2013, 08:48:50 AM by Robinstockphotos
By "light" do you mean exposure? If you are getting rejections for poor lighting, you need to check the histogram closely. The auto exposure often makes the white areas gray if they are in excess. Like when you shoot a photo of a flying bird's silhouette, most metering mode would underexpose the sky by almost -1EV. In that case you'd get poor lighting rejections (usually, depends on the subject).
Just over expose the shots in such cases. Make sure the right side of histogram touches the right edge if there are pure whites in the scene.

I was wondering, why is your portfolio showing 11 uploads and that you are exclusive? And you're from 2006...very confusing numbers, is something wrong with the profile? (A site glitch?)
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Message edited at 04/02/2013, 02:09:04 AM by Nb

Originally posted by Robinstockphotos:
Quoted Message: By "light" do you mean exposure? If you are getting rejections for poor lighting, you need to check the histogram closely. The auto exposure often makes the white areas gray if they are in excess. Like when you shoot a photo of a flying bird`s silhouette, most metering mode would underexpose the sky by almost -1EV. In that case you`d get poor lighting rejections (usually, depends on the subject).Just over expose the shots in such cases. Make sure the right side of histogram touches the right edge if there are pure whites in the scene (A site glitch?)


Yes, by lighting I meant exposure :)
Thank you for explanation ) I think that my problem doesn't look like the problem of wrong WB balance - it seems to be the consequence of pore lighting during shooting (to editor's opinion :) it's not good enough). And as it is so - I hope that your information about histogram would be useful to estimate the level of lighting )
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Message posted at 04/02/2013, 02:20:34 AM by Nb

Originally posted by Robinstockphotos:
Quoted Message: And you`re from 2006...very confusing numbers, is something wrong with the profile? (A site glitch?)


And regarding profile.. yes, you're right, My published portfolio really consists of 11 uploads and I really from 2006, and I'm really exclusive :)))

THe only reason that explain all these confusing facts )) is that I tried to shoot in 2006 and registered account on Dreamstime. But then it was quite long-term break till the present moment as I hadn't opportunity and time for photo practiсe. and now I restarted my shooting activity and have to learn all nuances of shooting and processing from the very beginning.
Thus.. thank you for information and for help ))
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Message posted at 04/02/2013, 05:47:01 AM by Robinstockphotos
You're welcome. :)
Well you can save the shots that were rejected for poor lighting!

Just increase the brightness by +20 or +15 in Photoshop...whatever looks good.
That would do. Just make sure white looks white and not gray.
Could be WB problem too. Editors sometimes mentioned bad lighting but I corrected white balance and it was accepted.

Well we're allowed exclusivity only after 50 uploads. That's why I was wondering how you got it with less than 50. Maybe the rules were different before.
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Linda81
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Message posted at 04/02/2013, 06:08:11 AM by Linda81
Excuse, but in your portfolio i can see only 6 images - latest uploads, made on March 2013. Where can i found another 5 ?
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Message posted at 04/02/2013, 06:30:07 AM by Nb

Originally posted by Linda81:
Quoted Message: Excuse, but in your portfolio i can see only 6 images - latest uploads, made on March 2013. Where can i found another 5 ?


You know.. it's really strange... The rest of images are in 'free section' but I can see them only from my personal account. I thought that they are visible for others, but.. it seems that I'm the only person who can see them...

I have no ideas how to show them to audience...
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Message posted at 04/02/2013, 11:27:43 AM by Brettossman
I'm starting to leave comments for the reviewer in my uploads. For example, I have a shot of an Owl, at dusk, with bright red eyes. Technically, it may fail as needing red-eye correction. However, the red eye is intentional as part of the mood of the photo. I think it's cool.

So, if you feel the low lighting contributes in a positive way, note why in the reviewer comments.

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Message posted at 04/03/2013, 09:36:19 AM by Nb

Originally posted by Brettossman:
Quoted Message: I`m starting to leave comments for the reviewer in my uploads. For example, I have a shot of an Owl, at dusk, with bright red eyes. Technically, it may fail as needing red-eye correction. However, the red eye is intentional as part of the mood of the photo. I think it`s cool.So, if you feel the low lighting contributes in a positive way, note why in the reviewer comments.


Thanks! I think it could be useful advice )) I should remember the phrase 'it is a part of mood of the photo' :)))
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