What I have learned

The most important thing I have learned from submitting images for the past few years is probably the most simple tip I can pass on to anyone. I never upload an image the same day that I create it. Whether it is a photograph or an illustration, I always wait until the next day and take another look at it with "Fresh eyes" You will be surprised at the tiny details you miss after working on an image for any length of time. So, wait, zoom to 100%, inspect, then upload. Like many of you, I have had an image rejected and discovered that the reviewer was exactly right, there was a bit of purple fringing or a pixelated line somewhere. In the long run, it really is a time saver. Get it right the first time and you won't need to resubmit the image after that "Duh" moment when you realize, "I should have seen that!"

Photo credits: Emin Ozkan, Feverpitched.

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March 01, 2011


Unfortunately I am not good at post production treatment. So once rejected, it goes straight to the dustbin.
Sigh.... wish I had some one who could fix that purple fringing, pixelated line, chromatic abberations....etc. . . . . for me.

September 20, 2010


You are so right! Now I wish I had your control.. I so often upload then upload then delete then upload.... argh! A viscious cycle!

September 12, 2010


That's right, I agree that a fresh eye can show you something you missed. I have experiences it myself. Thanks for sharing your thougths!

August 23, 2010


@yanzappa... That is a great proverb.

August 23, 2010


Great tip.

August 23, 2010


Very right. A Bulgarian proverb says - "Measure thrice, cut once"

August 22, 2010


So true, you're definitely right! I know this from personal experience!! Nice article.

August 22, 2010


Very true!

August 18, 2010


You're so right!

August 18, 2010


This is how it works for me too.

August 18, 2010


I agree. It is also very useful if you spend some extra time in key-wording.

August 17, 2010


"Useful" clicked!

August 17, 2010


..you`re soooo damn right...the same what I do....its much better than to zoom the image on 100% for 10 times to check it...on the next day you`ll see this with "other eyes"...and often I throw out an image what I liked a day before:-)...thats life...maybe the image what I throw away had could be an "editors choice"...:-)

August 17, 2010


Good advice! Absolutely right!!!
Thank you!

August 17, 2010


Good advice! Thanks!

August 17, 2010


Common sense and useful advice :)

August 17, 2010


I do the same and my acceptance ratio is upper

August 17, 2010


Thanks for sharing!

August 17, 2010


You're absolutely right!

August 17, 2010


A very good advice!

August 17, 2010


So very true!

August 17, 2010


Simple but true... A good advice.

August 16, 2010


I agree with you, I do the same....

August 16, 2010


Yep I also do that! Thanks for reminding! ;)

August 16, 2010


My math teacher used to give this advice. Thanks.

August 16, 2010


Good advice. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

August 16, 2010


You're right, it' not easy to be patient sometimes, but it is often wiser.

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