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Do you ever think that you're a bad photographer?

 
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Aug 06, 2007 21:58 as a reply to  @ post 3678026 |  #31

i've been having these thoughts a lot lately. but reading this just reaffirmed my belief that yes, other have a different eye and that i am ultimately shooting for ME. it's my art and i want to get what i want. if someone else is please then all the better!




  
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Aug 07, 2007 00:49 |  #32

I always think that I am a bad photographer.

do you know how I know. I have picked up the camera in the last month to do any reall photography.

But I am sure that's because it's winter :(


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Aug 07, 2007 00:50 |  #33

if you think you are, then you are.

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I've been shooting for a few years now, a few months with a dSLR. I shot a few pictures this morning and posted them on another forum. They looked good to me at the time, until I got criticized. I re-evaluated my shots, and realized, wow, they really aren't that great.

I don't know if it's just negative mentality, but sometimes I think I'm a far worse photographer than I actually believe I am.

The other thing I don't understand is that I'll frequently see a picture that is praised by many to be an excellent photo, yet I think very little of it. I'm utterly confused. I don't know if it's me being arrogant, or that I simply don't understand photography in general. Taking a good picture is getting harder these days it seems.

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Aug 07, 2007 01:27 |  #34

No, I just think I screwed up the last shot.:lol: Every time.


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Aug 07, 2007 10:48 |  #35

I look back on pictures I've taken in the past and I see a clear improvement, both technically and artistically, in my current photos.

However, I've also become much more critical of my photography and have come to realize the vast gulf between my eye and the eye of a truly creative person. So really I feel I'm becoming worse and worse.


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Aug 07, 2007 14:39 |  #36

Photography is sooooo subjective. With that said, I think I suck. I post pics here so my friends on POTN can tell me they like them and make me feel better about myself and raise my self esteem. I usually have to pay these random people to comment on my shots, but it's worth it.


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Aug 07, 2007 14:43 |  #37

its just like the little engine that could. He just kept saying "I think i can, I think i can" and he eventually chugged up the hill. :) If you believe you can do something enough, you can.


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Aug 07, 2007 14:45 |  #38

Whenever I start flattering myself I could be a good photographer I look at the images presented to this forum and come to my senses! Good is good but the problem is others keep showing me BETTER! :)


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Aug 07, 2007 14:49 |  #39

Lord_Malone wrote in post #3685420 (external link)
Photography is sooooo subjective. With that said, I think I suck. I post pics here so my friends on POTN can tell me they like them and make me feel better about myself and raise my self esteem. I usually have to pay these random people to comment on my shots, but it's worth it.

Speaking of which, I haven't received your monthly payment in quite some time. :evil:


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Aug 07, 2007 14:50 as a reply to  @ post 3661361 |  #40

Buck up, this is all in your mind. Relax. Go travel somewhere, shoot, get your mind off of what some random person said about your photos.

You like it, you get paid, you're done. :D

And, oh yeah, I'm not a talented photographer by any definition. This is just fun.


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Aug 07, 2007 14:55 |  #41

hortonsl62 wrote in post #3685496 (external link)
You like it, you get paid, you're done. :D

Hey, if I got paid I'd feel a lot better :D

Buck up, this is all in your mind. Relax. Go travel somewhere, shoot, get your mind off of what some random person said about your photos.

Yeah, but it's always the same random person - me!


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Aug 07, 2007 15:52 |  #42

^^ Julie, talking to yourself is abnormal. Seek help. :lol::lol:

Yeah, I know exactly how you feel. It took me a long, long time to get to the point I felt the work was coming along. Thousands and thousands of frames, so many missed shots.......... The day you stop trying, you have lost.

Striving to improve is part of the Human condition.

@OP -
My experience on POTN has been that if I ask a (real) question and need help, the good members step up and provide it. The brutal style is never appreciated, but look past it for a point and often there is one. People who put you down personally have their own issue, namely a trait named after the back end of a mule. It feels bad, but try to think of it as just a bunch of letters on a screen which you're perfectly free to ignore without consequence.

And, ya know what, be glad you have feelings at all. I've met some people who do not, and they are pitiable.

@MD - If you're bad, then I quit. :p


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Aug 07, 2007 15:55 |  #43

I don't think I am a bad photographer.

I kid you not, the other day I was so sleepy that at a meeting I had to grab my camera (strapped on neck) to take a photo, and I looked through the Lens, leaving a nose imprint on the UV Filter. I think one or two people thought I was a bit err... 'Disoriented'.

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Aug 07, 2007 16:16 |  #44

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Speaking of which, I haven't received your monthly payment in quite some time. :evil:

Sorry. :( The checks in the mail.


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Aug 07, 2007 19:36 |  #45

My senior year of high school I got a lot of attention due to my photos. I would always think I am just a decent photographer, while others were going crazy for my work. Maybe its just that my photos are just that; my photos, and to others its an entire new thing.


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