March 23, 2016 at 2:23 pm #92819k2kareMember
Just starting out. My boyfriend is a videographer and is highly critical of my work. Trying to figure out if I’m a fauxtographer or if he’s just an asshole. Lay it on me!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2woxibJBGtfRVc4UGkwT3hhRkU/view?usp=sharingMarch 23, 2016 at 7:18 pm #92822cameraclickerMember
Is he? I have no idea. It does appear his standards are higher than yours. But, if you are just starting out you can learn. At least the photos look reasonably focused. Technically not bad. Not terribly artistic.
I have no idea if the links will appear. I typed “dance” into the 500px search engine and got a lot of samples. Here, I hope, are links to a few:
So, if the links appear, how does the collection from 500px.com compare to what you showed us?March 23, 2016 at 7:42 pm #92823cameraclickerMember
Yeah! The links appeared, and work!
One other quick thought: You don’t say why you took the photos. I have tens of thousands of photos that I took to show something, rather than for art. Lots of record shots. For instance, a niece was studying animation and expressed that she found animating horses to be a pain because it was hard to get the legs correct. I was at the Royal Winter Fair and they were running horses around in one of the rings. I set my camera to 5 fps and spent a few hundred frames tracking horses. None are artistic in the least, but they show exactly how the legs move, so they were valuable as a study tool.
There are many reasons for taking a photo, if you take a photo for one reason and it meets the need, don’t let someone tell you the photo is not good because it doesn’t meet their expectations in another context.March 25, 2016 at 6:48 pm #92824emfMember
I don’t think you’re a fauxtog – you’re someone who’s just starting out – that’s very different. Unless you are charging money? I get the impression you’re not but then question the need for a watermark?
Tbh, he does sound like a bit of an asshole. I would be mad if my partner told me my work was pants – even if it was lol! Let people who don’t know you give objective opinions – he’s supposed to tell you you rock! OR at least be nice about telling you you don’t! 🙂
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