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Jan 28, 2016 11:17 |  #1

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Jan 28, 2016 11:27 |  #2

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Jan 28, 2016 11:31 |  #3

They're heavily photoshopped...but she does have quite the eye for composition!




  
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Jan 28, 2016 16:11 |  #4

I hope this isnt the future of photography... I dont want to spend that much time editing!


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Jan 28, 2016 17:54 as a reply to  @ DThriller's post |  #5

Technology is the future. Nobody will be running around with heavy dumbbells for cameras that cost a fortune. That gravy train is almost at the end of the rails.




  
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Jan 28, 2016 18:19 |  #6

I just had a funny thought: What if everyone eventually expects every photo to have insane photoshopped computer generated backgrounds so when people get married they just come to a studio and get photographed. Then they just get composited into images of the wedding vows on a cliff in space and cutting there wedding cake in an ice cavern. Then everyone just gets together for the "wedding" where they just view a slideshow of the images but no one actually watches they just play on their phones. Then they leave and they post on the couple's facebook "we had a great time at you wedding!" But really they are just mad that is wasnt open bar.

I think I just wrote a Mr. Show sketch haha


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Jan 28, 2016 19:25 |  #7

If any of those photos (besides two IMO) were posted to any of the image boards on this forum, they wouldn't even garner a second look. But now that people find out she uses and P&S and someone writes an article about their work, it is refreshing and talented?

To each their own I guess.


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Jan 28, 2016 19:37 |  #8

You gotta admit its a good title for clickbait

Its good editing. Would you call someone who snaps a photo then uses it a reference to paint a picture a photographer? Its interesting. She could probably get a job with Pixar.


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Jan 29, 2016 18:33 |  #9

You can shoot with any camera, but is that what you want or not it's all up to you. As long as you happy with your pictures. :)


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Jan 30, 2016 22:16 as a reply to  @ Myboostedgst's post |  #10

Come on folks, the lady is talented!

quote by Myboostedgst......"If any of those photos (besides two IMO) were posted to any of the image boards on this forum, they wouldn't even garner a second look...."

Really? That's pretty boastful statement there Myboost and highly inaccurate. There is a significant amount of images uploaded on this forum that are just snapshots or otherwise nothing spectacular. There is no problem with that but they're just snapshots.

There is also a large amount of images uploaded to this forum which has been heavily photo-shopped. Some to the point of looking like drawings and nothing as they were actually photographed. You can easily and often see that within the "glamour" section.

Yet all of those images get quite a bit of attention; BUT nobody on this forum, being as good as we are with all of our specialized and multitudes of "L" lenses and array of 5d's and 1d's, would DARE take a look at this ladies cruddy work with her cheap throwaway point and shoot!? ;-)a

quote by Myboostedgst....."But now that people find out she uses and P&S and someone writes an article about their work, it is refreshing and talented? To each their own I guess."

So if she had done it with a 5dIII and a 24-70mm f2.8 II, then you'd consider it worthy and astonishingly good?

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I think some forks are being a little to harsh here. It seems more like petty jealously to me. Anyone can tell the lady has heavily edited or edited her images in such a way as to give them a dreamlike effect! Indeed, she admits to that!

Her work is quite good and she could easily sale those works of art. I'm more of a purists when it comes to photography, meaning I limit my editing and/or attempt to keep things as they were actually shot. However, I'm also an artist (really) so I can appreciate taking an image and doing something spectacular with it, such as Meagan Blazier has forthrightly done. Many on here would never admit to adding enhancements to an image would they?

Anyhow, just enjoy it and learn from it.

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Jan 31, 2016 16:07 |  #11

I'm tempted to rent a Sony RX10 II and have it delivered to her house.

If only I knew her address...


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Jan 31, 2016 17:32 |  #12

"So if she had done it with a 5dIII and a 24-70mm f2.8 II, then you'd consider it worthy and astonishingly good?L

No you are missing the point. If the headline "woman with 5diii make these images" people wouldnt give a crap. Its a provocateur sensationalist headline to get people to click on it when its really just a woman you is really good at manipulating things in Photoshop. Why even start with a photograph when you photoshop that much?

Another example: headline - "The Revenant was shot with all natural light!" People that dont have an undetstanding of light read that and think oh wow why do they need movie lights at all! No one explains yeah the movie looks great but they were basically had to wait for the light aka sun to do what they wanted. They had to wait for the golden hour every day and film for 90mins a day when the sun was even out (also snow makes a great reflector). They had to wait for cloud cover for even lighting.

Which brings us back to the point and shoot story. What you are missing is the work that went into the editing (which was most likely hours) not the camera it was shot on.

Look up a film called Tangerine. The gimmick was "Film shot on iphone!" And it falls under all the limitations youd think would come with filming on an iphone fyi

Everyone needs a gimmic to get noticed. Ive thought of cutting off one of my arms. Id be the one armed photographer! They'd write an artical about that!


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Feb 01, 2016 23:13 as a reply to  @ DThriller's post |  #13

quote by DThriller...."....No you are missing the point. If the headline "woman with 5diii make these images" people wouldnt give a crap......"

I'm not missing the point nor can I agree with your assessment. Her images on that website are quite stunning. I'm sure many people take great interest in her photographic and artistic skills especially given her images have been printed on/in books as well as magazines. Again, you can go into POTN's "glamour" thread and find many similar highly edited images which garner a lot of fanfare....

quote by DThriller...."Its a provocateur sensationalist headline to get people to click on it when its really just a woman you is really good at manipulating things in Photoshop. Why even start with a photograph when you photoshop that much?

Its the old proverbial saying, "Art is in the eyes of the Beholder". So you cannot find anything redeeming about what she does because I can and she is straight forward in what she does.

To answer your question directly though. She starts with a photographic image and then edits it to give it a certain "affect". It however remains 95% of what it began as. So your statement is erroneous. She doesn't start with an image of an orange and manipulate it so much that she ends up with a banana!

Secondly, it's an online photographic "website" that highlights unique and beautiful stories, etc. I don't see where they are using a "provocateur sensationalist headline" to garner your attention. They did an interview which was published on their website! They didn't publish the title on the world wide web in attempting to get your attention.

quote by DThriller...."Which brings us back to the point and shoot story. What you are missing is the work that went into the editing (which was most likely hours) not the camera it was shot on.

Actually you're missing the point. The editor brings attention to the fact she uses a point and shoot with the headline. That is a fact so nothing wrong with that! She however emphasizes her editing skills and vision with her images. She flatly states that post processing can take her from "20 minutes" to "days" depending on her "creative" mood.

quote by DThriller...."Everyone needs a gimmic to get noticed. Ive thought of cutting off one of my arms. Id be the one armed photographer! They'd write an artical about that!"

You're probably right and many folks would find that to be an interesting story. BTW, she does say within the article that she does and has used DSLR camera's as well.

Her work is quite good and I enjoy the moody effects of her images. They would make great pictures for the wall. I guess you think artistic "Impressionism" and artists such as Monet or Van Gogh weren't real artists because they didn't actually paint things exactly as they were?

Anyhow, she does good work so good luck to her....

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Feb 01, 2016 23:28 |  #14

Hey, half the time Monet didn't even bother painting in the faces.

Great work. I'd frame any one of those!


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Feb 01, 2016 23:52 |  #15

Im not saying its not art Im saying she isnt a pro photographer. She is a pro editor so what she captures the image she starts out with and ends up changing 95% of dosn't matter. They used that detail and called her a pro photographer as a way to make a click bait headline.


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