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question #1

posted by ralev_com, Aug 18, 2007 4:00 AM — 5 comments

What about shooting pictures that you don't like and pictures that you like, how your public influence you... and are you brave enough to share shots that you don't expect to be understood by anybody ?


I expect your comments.

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1. posted by pike_TS, Aug 18, 2007 8:42 PM

well... I'm an absolute amateur, so i don't really give a beep beep about it, though I do try to learn how to avoid some of the technical shortcomings... suppose it'd be much different if I had to do it for a living.

2. posted by ralev_com, Aug 20, 2007 3:55 PM

ok, what about pictures that you like, but the other guys in the photo forums just overlook and miss..

doesn't this bother you and kind of change the your next photo in order this one to be noticed...?

ps: I'm trying to avoid photo forums last year. I'm saying this because I've got the feeling this "community thing" kills my individuality

3. posted by pike_TS, Aug 21, 2007 5:15 PM

don't care... ok, let me rephrase that - there are some people at various photo sites that I truly admire as photographers and it means a great deal to me when they notice some of my photos, means even more when they take the time to teach me a thing or two, but it's usually technical... as to the subject matter or style, I actually discovered a cute Croatian site (I'm Croatian) that's not so much about pros' meetin' pros' - 95% of users are amateurs just like me and, to be honest, about 60% upload really lousy photos (what a commercial, eh? .D)

Nonetheless, the site is teeming with activity, hundreds upon hundreds of pics uploaded daily and one can't dispute variety - sometimes even the lousiest of pics can give you an idea or make you think of something in a new way... as opposed to some of the more professional forums where, I do agree with you on that one, a lot of people (not all, mind you) seem to be stuck on technical details and keep taking the "same" shots over and over again, just to show off their new Fuji S5pro+ 17-17000 mm lens... ;)

4. posted by picci, Mar 15, 2008 11:56 AM

You should not worry about "losing your individuality". No one is set out to steal it.
I just downloaded one of your photos just because I like it, and maybe find it appropriate to use for a personal work, and I'm no photographer, so I just value it for what I see of value in it.
Thanks! :=)

5. posted by ralev_com, Mar 22, 2008 10:25 AM

picci, I think you didn't get the point.
I'm not worried about "stealing" my individuality ...

It's a matter of influence.
For example - when you upload picture here ( SXC ), the editors say - "this is ok" or "sorry, we don't need such a picture in this moment" .
OK, they don't need it, but somebody may .. :))

At the other hand they can not just accept all the files - it will be suicidal. there is quality they should preserve.

So here comes the trick...
How to make a quality public forum that could benefit everybody, without modeling the artist in any way?

No way if there's one to define this "quality" thing.

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