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Mar 28, 2013 18:24 |  #106

vipergts831 wrote in post #15766215 (external link)
I like the image. The other stuff he said:

" I needed a clear horizon and the sun to totally reveal its glory entirely. The right tree, the wrong angle. The right angle, the wrong tree. But I felt something. It's a sixth sense I get when I'm out shooting. As usual, the first light crept in faster than expected and I was totally under the hammer to capture the magic"

Great marketing material. Working in the sales world it helps to know how to appeal to the people you are selling to. He knows how to get them to open the check books for his work. Cant hate on his approach on either end of it.

Bingo! Its all about the sale! If you dont like it dont buy it. They are just pissed that he's making money doing it and they cant figure why they arent.


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Mar 28, 2013 18:45 |  #107

vipergts831 wrote in post #15766215 (external link)
I like the image. The other stuff he said:

" I needed a clear horizon and the sun to totally reveal its glory entirely. The right tree, the wrong angle. The right angle, the wrong tree. But I felt something. It's a sixth sense I get when I'm out shooting. As usual, the first light crept in faster than expected and I was totally under the hammer to capture the magic"

Great marketing material. Working in the sales world it helps to know how to appeal to the people you are selling to. He knows how to get them to open the check books for his work. Cant hate on his approach on either end of it.

After reading that again, I was about to write a check out. ;):lol:




  
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Mar 28, 2013 20:23 |  #108

" I needed a fluorescent light and a open window to totally reveal my cats glory. The right cat, the wrong angle. The right angle, the wrong cat. But I felt something. It's a sixth sense I get when I'm out shooting. As usual, I flipped the switch, light crept in faster than expected and I was totally under the hammer to capture the magic of my cat. As I clicked I wondered why pictures of my pets dont sell."


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Mar 28, 2013 20:41 |  #109

Kronie wrote in post #15765828 (external link)
Well maybe in Peter Lik's world these things are possible? He is just bringing his reality to the rest of us....

Kronie wrote in post #15766016 (external link)
Why cant my post be serious?

:rolleyes:


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Mar 29, 2013 00:27 |  #110

J_TULLAR wrote in post #15766877 (external link)
Bingo! Its all about the sale! If you dont like it dont buy it. They are just pissed that he's making money doing it and they cant figure why they arent.

jdizzle wrote in post #15766926 (external link)
After reading that again, I was about to write a check out. ;):lol:

J_TULLAR wrote in post #15767237 (external link)
" I needed a fluorescent light and a open window to totally reveal my cats glory. The right cat, the wrong angle. The right angle, the wrong cat. But I felt something. It's a sixth sense I get when I'm out shooting. As usual, I flipped the switch, light crept in faster than expected and I was totally under the hammer to capture the magic of my cat. As I clicked I wondered why pictures of my pets dont sell."

His marketing is gold. :lol:


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Mar 29, 2013 05:04 |  #111

vipergts831 wrote in post #15767884 (external link)
His marketing is gold. :lol:

This thread wouldn't've gotten 8 pages in and over a hundred posts, or even existed all, if it weren't for the marketing. We're talking about him 100% more than he is paying us to talk about him.

The thing about marketing is though, people will know if he so much as takes a dump in public and then we'll be talking about it here, in a thread on the merits of a photographer being able to take dump in public. Monkey see...


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Mar 29, 2013 10:22 |  #112

Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #15768164 (external link)
...Monkey see...

So, that's your motivation for posting in this thread?


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Mar 29, 2013 13:16 |  #113

rick_reno wrote in post #15757008 (external link)
They made a 1200-1700mm lens in the late 80's, physical specs are 35 inches long and 35 lbs. Here's a link to a story about it

http://gizmodo.com …m+nikkor-1200+1700mm-lens (external link)

Maybe Peter Lik used it - prices for it in the URL above are mentioned at $75k.


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Mar 30, 2013 05:40 |  #114

RTPVid wrote in post #15768843 (external link)
So, that's your motivation for posting in this thread?

Nah, I just don't have anything better to do than post on forums all day long, things have been slow as of late. Boredom is the only reason why I post anything anywhere on the internet.


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Mar 30, 2013 06:12 |  #115

If anything is certain, this dude is a screaming success. One damn pic and he's got tons of people talking about it. And that's the name of the game. When's the last time people across the globe discussed any of our pics to this extent? :lol:




  
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Mar 30, 2013 06:17 |  #116

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I'll be critical of whatever I goddamn please.

I pity your kids and wife, if you've got 'em. "Hi, daddy. I got a 99 on my chem test."

"Damn you, you moron, why didn't you get a hundred?"

"Honey, I made you a steak for dinner."

"Geez, how many times did I tell you I'd rather have lobster."

:lol: :lol: ;) ;)




  
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Mar 30, 2013 10:12 |  #117

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I pity your kids and wife, if you've got 'em. "Hi, daddy. I got a 99 on my chem test."

"Damn you, you moron, why didn't you get a hundred?"

"Honey, I made you a steak for dinner."

"Geez, how many times did I tell you I'd rather have lobster."

:lol: :lol: ;) ;)

The question remains, would Peter Lik be as tasty as a lobster if dipped in butter?




  
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Mar 30, 2013 10:53 |  #118
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that depends on the money that is left on the night stand.... i suppose


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Mar 30, 2013 16:25 |  #119

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Come-on Pete, the picture is good enough without you lying like a politician. If you don't want to reveal that it's a composite, just keep you yap shut and if your going to stick to your, I captured it in one shot, story, can you explain how the sunlight wraps around the tree so it casts no shadow? Sheesh, this guy is the Oxy Clean salesman of photography.

For sure he does composites: http://www.lik.com …ies-stars/bella-luna.html (external link)

No way that the stars and the moon can be exposed like this in one shot :-)

The one with the sun and tree is good and less obvious.


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Mar 31, 2013 14:18 |  #120

So who wants to talk about how annoying and useless limited edition prints are? Am I the only one who thinks that? I never really understood the BS behind that, limited editions existed since the days of printing presses and concerned lithography, not photography; photography was never a limited reproduction method.

I make as many of my prints as I damn well please.


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