recently I uploaded this image which is one of my favourites of my recent shoot. It is the Capelo do Ferrel in Portugal (image ID 29327797). I added a slight filter on it to bring out the white of the walls and the clouds against the blue of the sky.
I know I'm opening up a can of worms here and I am aware of the different opinions circulating on various photography forums, but I wonder how much filtering is too much.
The reason I uploaded this image was because I see a lot of pictures on DT with serious filtering so I didn't think anything wrong with it. Obviously the pic was accepted, so I must've been doing something right.
I've also heard the opinion that the filtering should be left to the editor who purchases the image rather than the photographer...
Well I think DT should allow filtering if it is technically perfect and has a very high stock value. The over-filtered rule shouldn't be applied everywhere. Not all buyers can filter the photos themselves. If they could, they would all be designers or something, right? Those who buy using subscription most probably know how to edit because they spend so much on photos. But those who buy using credits are those who need the direct thing. They need very specific things actually. Go through the photo requests area, people can't remove text or invert an image or crop out a region either.
My suggestion, if any admin reads this: There should be a tree structure. If someone wants to upload one original image and a series of filtered ones, they should be contained under the same photo. The search should turn up only the original unfiltered thing but after opening the download page he/she should find other filtered versions....like one HDR, one with soft focus, etc. Maximum 2 other filtered...(More)
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just wanted to share this milestone. The pic on the left is my 50th approved upload! That means I can now compete in the monthly assignments! I guess where all moving forward step by step in this is just a small step in my development.
The pic itself is not so special. I got a bit bummed out when they rejected a photo of broken glass earlier, so I made it a mission to get some good shots of a broken window. And here they are!
If you have the time, please check out my portfolio and let me know what you think. I will be uploading regularly from now on, so be sure to come back every now and again.
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