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Jun 05, 2014 16:31 |  #16

rebelsimon wrote in post #16954074 (external link)
Thanks for the critiques. They seem very happy with them!

This is the dilemma I often face with my sports photography. My photog colleagues are regularly pointing out where my images fall short of being of the highest quality and yet the same images are hailed as great by the newspaper that uses them, or the sporting organisation that posts them on their web site.
I am always debating the extent to which I need to strive for excellence versus the obvious need to meet, and exceed the paying customer expectations.
I do not want to become complacent but equally do not want to lose sleep worrying if I have not quite meet the standards of my mentors!


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Jun 06, 2014 07:57 as a reply to  @ Plumtreelad's post |  #17

I don't see it as much of a dilemma. If the customer is happy, then I'm happy. I don't submit photos that are less than my personal standards. I do see photos in the media that have glaring faults. Just the other day, the NY Times published a photo of Mosquito Bay where the horizon was badly tilted. Tilted horizons are bad enough. But when there's water in the image it really sticks in your eye.

Still, one must be aware that some folks have pet peeves. One that gets me is an obsession about white balance. If there is an obvious cast in a shot, I will take note. But some people see faults that I don't see. And my vision is pretty good.


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Jun 06, 2014 09:45 |  #18

At the end of the day, critique is an opinion. It may be based on factual aspects, but still someone's opinion. It's up to the recipient of that critique to determine what they want to take and what they want to leave. It's always important to consider that what one client may love, the next may hate. But that goes for images that us forum folks may see as brilliant as well.


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Jun 06, 2014 10:00 |  #19

Plumtreelad wrote in post #16954172 (external link)
This is the dilemma I often face with my sports photography. My photog colleagues are regularly pointing out where my images fall short of being of the highest quality and yet the same images are hailed as great by the newspaper that uses them, or the sporting organisation that posts them on their web site.
I am always debating the extent to which I need to strive for excellence versus the obvious need to meet, and exceed the paying customer expectations.
I do not want to become complacent but equally do not want to lose sleep worrying if I have not quite meet the standards of my mentors!

well said :)




  
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Jun 07, 2014 17:40 |  #20

I like this board. One year after buying my first DSLR, I will have shot 7 or 8 weddings (2 of them as a second) and there's no way I could have tackled that, without these type of message boards. I swallow my pride and and put photos up here because I always get something back that I missed. Super helpful, but feedback from non-photographers is just as important I think. Social media shows you EXACTLY what images people engage with, and it's rarely your most technically perfect photo. Still, no reason not to pick up new skills from those who know better.


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Jun 10, 2014 13:38 |  #21

koolcreation wrote in post #16953832 (external link)
1) isn't that bad the framing is cool, image looks a slight bit desaturated.

The saturation kinda works for me.


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