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Nov 01, 2010 16:20 |  #16

Can't wait to get started shooting.....

I was not a big fan of the link about ideas.....when it comes to Vignettes...I love them...and I am pretty sure I over do them. I am not sure I agree with the author's view point...but I think I will try and do things differently to see if I get a change in the response that I get to my work.

I was training in the dark room to steer the eye to what you want the viewer to see. This was done with dodging, burning and Vignetting the edges....sometimes way over.....but in print it looks very nice when done well.

Obviously it is best to achieve this in framing the photo in camera when you can...but you can't always do that. So....I look forward to the challenge of being vignette free....I need a hug.


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Nov 01, 2010 16:24 as a reply to  @ Harleypugs's post |  #17

lol :) :lol:

I am the author. The main point of that post was to get people to look at why they do what they do. Art is creative, true...but is what they are doing in post processing, an attempt to make up for a lack in the photography? (i.e. over vignetting to draw the eye to the subject rather than achieving that with your photograph and using a vignette as an accent to the success). It's not a ban on vignettes or angles etc. It's a call to learn to use them well if they are to be used. Remember that this is all about growing in skill.


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Nov 01, 2010 16:27 |  #18

I agree...that this is to learn. I have learned so much.

I would also agree that people process their photos and try to fix things they couldn't achieve in camera....and maybe that is what I am doing in my processing. It is very interesting and will be fun to play with. As usual....I love this forum, this contest and all that it gives me and others.


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Nov 01, 2010 16:35 as a reply to  @ Harleypugs's post |  #19

you know, that's the most important thing to me :)
That people have fun and learn. Not everything I say is going to be agreed to by everyone or even half of everyone. :lol: That's why we have 9 judges this year. We're covering all the bases.

We've seen over the years, seriously creative people and those who have the technicalities down...and we've seen both sides expand in the other directions.

Ultimately if you are able to look at your own photography objectively, you'll never stop growing. You'll be able to see beyond the borders of what's familiar. That's always good.

And trust me, I'm not (and none of us are) saying "don't be creative". Rather, be thoughtful about why you do what you do? And if you should do it or not...

My gosh, my photography has changed leaps and bounds in the last 4 years. There are SO many things I used to do in PP that I'm appalled at, when I look back, now :lol::lol:


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Nov 01, 2010 20:11 |  #20

Lisa, will we be getting judge comments this year? I know last year it was a lot of work for you guys and I totally understand if you guys don't want to take that on this year, but I found them very helpful. :) NO PRESSURE!!!!

Also, am I understanding this correctly that there will be 9 weekly judges??


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Nov 01, 2010 20:18 as a reply to  @ Cdeming's post |  #21

This year there are 3 weekly judges, 5 monthly judges and one alternate.

We haven't discussed comments. I'll bring it up with them.

I know that last year it was appreciated by some and caused contention with others. So I'll see where the judges wish to go with it this year.


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Nov 01, 2010 21:36 |  #22

It is always appreciated. People should think long and hard that you can't please everyone, and just because a comment doesn't rub your way, doesn't mean you suck and that you are hated by a particular judge. It is just a critique, and it is the only way to learn...

Contention...bah!


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Nov 01, 2010 21:49 |  #23

I agree, Harm. :)


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Nov 01, 2010 23:54 |  #24

I like feedback, regardless of it's constructive content.


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Nov 02, 2010 09:23 |  #25

I can already see this is gonna be a tough year :lol:


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Nov 03, 2010 10:50 |  #26

Who's been recruiting competitors in my absence? :)


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Nov 03, 2010 12:32 as a reply to  @ -g-'s post |  #27

Did a shoot a little bit ago, just realized how rusty I had become. Have to get used to shooting in manual :o


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Nov 03, 2010 13:11 |  #28

Geeeeeeeeno, how was Cuba...I see immigration let you back into Canada then?


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Nov 05, 2010 20:07 |  #29

What, no chat?

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Nov 05, 2010 23:02 as a reply to  @ Jason C's post |  #30

Harm wrote in post #11218165 (external link)
Geeeeeeeeno, how was Cuba...I see immigration let you back into Canada then?

I was born here, they have no choice. :)


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