What I have learned

posted on 16th of august, 2010

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!"

Comments (28)

Posted by Joezachs on 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.
Posted by Littlemacproductions on 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!
Posted by Themalni on 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!
Posted by Irisangel on August 23, 2010
@yanzappa... That is a great proverb.
Posted by Damiansynnott on August 23, 2010
Great tip.
Posted by Yanzappa on August 23, 2010
Very right. A Bulgarian proverb says - "Measure thrice, cut once"
Posted by Marilynv on August 22, 2010
So true, you're definitely right! I know this from personal experience!! Nice article.
Posted by Eclecticelegance on August 22, 2010
Very true!
Posted by Heathse on August 18, 2010
You're so right!
Posted by Scottysally2 on August 18, 2010
I've been learning this as I'm going along. Don't know how many I have chucked in the recycle bin lately! Good advice. :)
Posted by Antoinettew on August 18, 2010
This is how it works for me too.
Posted by Stiven on August 18, 2010
I agree. It is also very useful if you spend some extra time in key-wording.
Posted by Georgeskyrillos on August 17, 2010
"Useful" clicked!
Posted by Ncn18 on 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"...:-)
Posted by Sassolinoviola on August 17, 2010
Good advice! Absolutely right!!!
Thank you!
Posted by Maigi on August 17, 2010
Good advice! Thanks!
Posted by Elianehaykal on August 17, 2010
Common sense and useful advice :)
Posted by Alionaz on August 17, 2010
I do the same and my acceptance ratio is upper
Posted by Ninuscha on August 17, 2010
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Littledesire on August 17, 2010
You're absolutely right!
Posted by Mariaam on August 17, 2010
A very good advice!
Posted by Georgeskyrillos on August 17, 2010
So very true!
Posted by Meryll on August 17, 2010
Simple but true... A good advice.
Posted by Egomezta on August 16, 2010
I agree with you, I do the same....
Posted by Mani33 on August 16, 2010
Yep I also do that! Thanks for reminding! ;)
Posted by smartview27 on August 16, 2010
My math teacher used to give this advice. Thanks.
Posted by Rigsby8131 on August 16, 2010
Good advice. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes
Posted by Rosedarc on August 16, 2010
You're right, it' not easy to be patient sometimes, but it is often wiser.

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Art has always been a part of my life. Photography was a natural part of the evolution. I have a closet full of cameras and lenses, including a 3D camera. All of which are gathering dust since digital cameras came along and changed the world. For the past 10+ years I have been trying to learn all I can about post production and digital art. Even after all these years, I know I have not even begun to scratch the surface of all there is to know. And so, the journey continues.

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