Draken wrote:General guidelines of screened sites like Jetphotos, Airliners etc say that object should be sharp, centered, with leveled horizon, good contrast and proper light (nightshots are included).
Please note that each site has it's own guidelines and regulations.
I've never figured out why these sites have an obsession with aircraft being 'centered'; firstly, all the photos end up looking the same; secondly, if it is a 'ground/runway shot', then very often positioning the aircraft in a more traditional '1/3' creates a far more interesting view - personally speaking!
I've only submitted a handful of photos to one of the above sites, and had them rejected several times.... for what I would consider 'petty' issues*, including after 'reworking' one of them and resubmitting again..... the only reason I had bothered was to 'fill a hole' in their
photo database of a very large, quirky aircraft which they had (and still have) no shots of it in flight..... but given the hoops they wanted me to jump through, then I'll keep the photos on my own Flickr site, and they end up missing out on unusual aircraft, and leave them to their stream of more Easyjet A320s in the same position as the previous one that JoeBloggs, et al, have submitted!
*From memory, on one of them I couldn't even figure out what they were complaining about!!!
Back to 'Flickr' hosting..... it works out at £1/week, and provides a very convenient platform for photo-sharing for me, and encourages me to sort out the photos I have taken (and delete all the rubbish ones); I only upload lo-res images to Flickr, and back the high-res ones to numerous external hard-drives. Family photos are also backed up to a cloud-drive, and on a photo-printing site, both of which I can download them from.