People in a photo
rufoushumming-PGO Posts: 235 ✭✭✭
edited February 17 in Criteria Clarifications
I go to a lot of trouble to not have people in my main photo.
But some time back I had a nomination rejected for someone in the photo. And I went back to go through it and I realised the only person was only in the supporting photo and could not be identified in any way whats so ever. I mean distance person miles away.
I remember not even noticing them when I took the photo.
Were they being difficult or am I being sensitive?
Post edited by rufoushumming-PGO on
Definitely difficult. Some people are too fussy, but remember it only takes one person to select that for the reject reason to appear on the website. It's okay for them to be in a photo so long they aren't identifiable, and even in the supporting photo, no problem at all!
There was one certain trail marker where the reflection of the trail marker was so clear, you could see the submitter's reflection and him giving the thumbs up. It made me happy, so I five-starred it anyway.
Yes people just get in the way…..I had to wait ages once whilst some kids had fun playing on a basketball half court (how dare they 🤪🤪) When they had a break I asked them to just move out of the frame and explained why and they can’t wait for it to appear in game.
But seriously, it’s a good question.
I think this is an assessment area that does require personal judgement as to how to interpret recognisable. As a result there will be, in any one instance, a range of views.
It doesn’t help that under 1* non-acceptance there are several different categories that although listed as distinct actually end up very muddied. Quick (ish) reminder
In the review screen
Photo quality - face
Use for nominations where the photo includes a recognizable face.
Wayspot criteria - person
Use for nominations where the photo and the nomination information focuses on a person or a group of people instead of a specific object.
Wayspot criteria - body part
Use for nominations where the photo and the nomination information focuses on a body part (for eg. an arm or a leg) instead of a specific object.
The only further comment in the criteria section labelled rejection reasons is - includes people, body parts, or live animals as the subject matter
if you look under criteria tab in general screen
Under content guidelines
Don't submit images that are of the following (they should be rejected):
That’s a lot of different pieces of information some of it written in a way that is very open to interpretation, and that is for someone for whom English is my language, goodness knows how it comes out in translation. Add onto that personal judgement and it’s no wonder that there could be a wide spread to accept or reject.
I think this area could do with a major tidy up, one simple category and clear language.
But this all reinforces in my mind as a wayfinder submitting, to avoid people as much as possible. I can see why some people might get in the wrong mindset about what they see in supporting photo. So perhaps a reminder to reviewers that the second photo is not part of the assessment of the quality of the nomination.
Thank you @HaramDingo-ING and @Elijustrying-ING
Yeah. In the end I should have been more aware and removed the potential to cause issues. I do generally :-)
I was just intrigued. And to be fair had they not noted it I would have been none the wiser. So yes to paying more attention
When I nominate a community center, I struggle not to see myself in the glass doors.
Transparent materials such as glass and acrylic are reflective and easily reflect human faces.
When I introduce examples of similar reasons, the applicant is shown on the bulletin board, and in the worst cases, the applicant can be identified.
Have you tried taking the photos at a bit of an angle? Like standing to the side, whilst still capturing the community center? I've had to do that a few times with buildings or new photos for existing POI
I like to change the angle.
I take a picture of the object and supporting information first, and make sure there are no unnecessary things in the picture before making the nomination.
For good nominators, a good photo will drive more approval.
I just had this happen to me. Very surprised. Good reason to press the appeal button though!