Bad Quality and Rejection Help Please
I need some help. I'm currently in college and work for a non-profit sailing organization. Thus, my disposable income isn't to great. I currently own just an incredibly basic Nikon Coolpix camera so low and behold when I went to upload my images they were all rejected for "Poor optical performance due to low lens quality, such as lens fringing, chromatic aberrations, uneven sharpness in focus area. " The place where I take most of my photos to provide a unique set is several hundred feet above the water on a stick aboard a rolling ship so a really nice camera is out of the question just due to the high risk of dropping it or crushing it or getting it soaked even while stowed below decks. Is there anyway to work around the image flaws in a lower quality camera or is there anything I can do to them after I have downloaded them to make them of better quality? If this is impossible then I still believe I have some types of photos not provided by most people that I would like to test the marketability of. Does anyone have a suggestion of other selling mediums where I could test the waters? Microstock obviously isn't for me.
Most tall ship photos only look like this one on the right and you can find thousands of these (certainly no offense meant to the photographer) but I believe I can open up another side of these beautiful vessels to the market
Here's some photos that were rejected. Any feedback on composition or tips or anything would be helpful. I can't post my rejected photos so I hope this might work. Take a look:
Photo credits: Onepony.