Dalantech wrote in post #17978109Alhabshi
is one of the few people I follow on Deviant Art. I know he focus stacks, probably takes hundreds of frames for every image he creates, but he doesn't talk about his technique and to be honest it really doesn't matter anyway -his work is BRILLIANT! He even made the cover of the Arabic edition of National Geographic -but not just because he focus stacks... Edit: Anyone can shoot at his level. But I'd bet that he's spent as much, if not more, time working on his lighting than focus stacking. That's not marginalizing his efforts, but simply being realistic. He does have one special gift: Creativity. It's a trait that's sorely lacking in the macro discipline.
I find it fascinating that you give out advice on just about every subject but I haven't seen you post a single photo. Are you afraid that your work won't measure up to the quality that's available on this forum? You've seen my work and you continue to marginalize it -which is fine. I neither want nor need your approval. But I think you've hit a point where you've lost all credibility because for all any of us know you don't even own a camera...
Maybe you're right, I've never ever seen a camera. Or maybe you're wrong and Swiftlet is one of the pseudonyms I use when I don't want people to judge me by my thousands of published images.
It makes no different to my, or anyone's right to dive into a multiple threads opining away on why someone's techniques, interests and aspirations aren't as worthy as others - which would in your case, mean yours.
How would anyone feel if somene who only works at 20x and above, or in dime photography from 20 feet away, or the far ultraviolet, or any other specific area of activity, habitually jumped into their threads giving his perspective, opinions, and declarations that his are better approaches?
Yousef, I have always found, will talk amiably about his techniques. He's a very respectful guy. Perhaps it's only because he feels I've helped him out, but I don't suppose for a moment that makes any difference.
Yes I sometimes give advice or pass on knowledge, if I happen to have been some ways down a road before.
I'm most responsive where someone has the facts wrong, as with effective apertures, if you remember?
What I don't do is decry and belittle others' work or techniques and smother it with extreme opinions which stray into arrogance. Those practices, often repeated, are what motivated my objections in this particular thread.
Pointing out that you work in quite a small area of the range of what gets called Macro today, surely is an objective comment?
Ok, suggesting it colors your judgment, is subjective, but boy it sure looks that way.
Time for bed.