January 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm #6122January 30, 2013 at 10:36 pm #6134EgglingtonMember
I looks very average at best. Alot of the images need to be white balanced and most of the snow images look underexposed – he hasn’t compensated for his cameras meter when exposing for snow. Compositon wise, they are ok, but some are lacking a focal point or a subject of interest. I would say he is amateur at best, but not someone I would pay for his services based on the images you linked to.January 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm #6135fstopper89Member
Yeah, I agree, pretty average. Newspaper-worthy from a photojournalistic standpoint but not very artistic.
One image I liked was this one, mainly due to the interesting subject matter and perspective, but it doesn’t look totally in focus (hard to tell on FB)January 31, 2013 at 3:45 am #6139
Considering he has been a pro for over six years( his words ) i would expect much more,but thats just me.I suppose if someone is saying they specialise in a certain area of photography you expect them to be great photos.January 31, 2013 at 2:12 pm #6144SarahMember
I know of a few older photographers who have been in business for years and dont produce anything worthy of saying wow about.February 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm #6422pose4meMember
this chick has been in business for 12 years! There is no improvement!February 12, 2013 at 1:43 am #6459herovarMember
Seriously, this guy make himself pay and gives very average results…
It’s does not look like a “real Pro” photographer Work.
About White Balance … If he likes the snow to look Blue on some pictures … well … It’s his Choice … But BAD CHOICE ! ^_^
I don’t like his work at all, and I certainly don’t like people boasting about their work. Especialy when I see what he does ….February 12, 2013 at 3:59 am #6466
I have come across this guy as he is local to me, his attitude matches his work!! I don’t mean to be nasty but he seems to think he is *it* just because of the work he does 🙁February 12, 2013 at 9:57 am #6475
As you probably know then Rose,Gary Rhodes has a new restaurant in plymouth.Here are some wonderful photos he has taken of it.Just love the way he writes things to make himself sound so important wonderful at what he does.February 12, 2013 at 10:31 am #6477
I don’t think I even want to comment, they seem bog standard to me!!! I thought to be good you need a eye for it?!February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am #6478
ps is it my monitor or is this out focus?February 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm #6483
No monitor is that bad…sadly the photos are that out of ocus.February 13, 2013 at 8:15 am #6555
Panic over,he now has a new logo,so photos are bound to be better right?.For goodness sakes,a change of name,a new logo,these things dont improve your photos or get you any more business.Taking a good photo might be a good place to start,a name change/new logo changes nothing at all.If you really want to be accepted as a pro,first of all,act like one,and second take good photos and leave the ego out of it.Also a true professional would have 2 cameras and not have to borrow from a friend when your camera is being fixed.Also a pro would not shove up every single shot from a photoshoot,and not ( so it seems) pay any attention as to whether they are sharp/focused etc etc first.Seriously how can photos be so obviously out of focus to others but people still praise these idiots that call themselves pro’s and tell them how great there photos are.
Quote from his fb page………….I’m Mike and I am a Plymouth based professional photographer.
I specialise in live music ( THIS MUST BE A SAMPLE OF HIS SPECIALITY THEN)…https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.468818399827910.109621.100000992621355&type=3
(c) 2013 Mike Pitches Photography – not to be used or copied in any way without our express permission.
( does make me wonder who would want to steal his photos)
Some great event photography here ( another type of photography he claims to specialise in )..https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.447805451929205.104513.100000992621355&type=3
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