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  • in reply to: For the wedding people – Highest ISO you'll safely go? #25405
    Dudley
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    in reply to: For the wedding people – Highest ISO you'll safely go? #25404
    Dudley
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    in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #24571
    Dudley
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    This one is truly frightening in its ‘badness’.  There are dozens…probably hundreds on here (but my stomach couldn’t handle anymore!  😉

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152909575987412.1073741854.174676107411&type=1

    in reply to: Forged pages open when visiting this site #24206
    Dudley
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    I agree about the site administrations falling down on the job.  I sadly have concluded that its days are numbered.

    I have decided the risks aren’t worth it anymore, and so will remove myself from here.

     

    in reply to: Lightroom/Canon 5D Mark III #23786
    Dudley
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    Lightroom 5 will handle the 5D just fine.   Much improved over 3/4 you will like it.

    in reply to: New here! Please critique! #23719
    Dudley
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    I concur about the flowers and animal shots (to be blunt they are horrible).  Now if you take the same care with people shots that you did with your selfie then you show promise.   Keep at it…and DO NOT post second quality photos on your web page….NEVER  EVER!   😉

     

    use something like Flikr or Picassa to host pics fro posting on forums such as this fro critique etc.

    in reply to: Critique my work please? #23639
    Dudley
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    Okay let me get this straight. Sixteen years old, a respectable portfolio of nearly every genre and landscapes from around the world.  A very rich genius?  Maybe legit, if so, very unique.  But for now I’m needing some more info I think.

    in reply to: So, am I doing Ok for a beginner? #23527
    Dudley
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    My gawd!  This thread could be summed up in a couple of sentences. A jackass brayed.  The barnyard kept on responding.

     

    in reply to: So, am I doing Ok for a beginner? #23492
    Dudley
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    Sorry for the rant, I know I said I’d accept critisizm, but by the looks of it, I havnt.

    But I had a think to myself after Brownie made his comments. I take pictures how I like, for my own personal enjoyment. I really don’t know what I wanted by coming on here to get approval,  especially when it really won’t make a difference to how I shoot. This site is intended to point out the frauds ripping people off, and I’m not nor ever will be, one of them, so in that case, how I take and enjoy my photos ain’t got nothing to do with anyone else, being a big part of photography is artistic and personal, whether I follow typical trends or be unique.”

     

    First the pictures.  As a new photographer you are doing about what you should be doing…taking lots of shots in different genres and getting the feel. The second thing newcomers always do is quit practicing their photography and start ‘processing’ trying to duplicate the latest over-the-top looks.  They always fail.   Go back to perfecting your basics, and identifying what genre you feel most comfortable with, and which you enjoy most.  At that point work on your COMPOSITION, always work on the composition.  The next item is perfect your understanding and useage of light.

     

    Lastly putting something up for critque and flying off the handle defending it against legitimate critique will land you in limbo.  All the good, knowledgeable people will simply avoid you and that leaves you with chronic back-patters…which keeps your skills at the bottom of the barrel.  Your choice.

    in reply to: Critique Please #23449
    Dudley
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    The shots all suffer from the same major defect…background .  Spend some extra time in finding your POV.  If you still cannot eliminate the clutter then adjust your aperture to blur it out.

    in reply to: Critique please #23443
    Dudley
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    You have a very good eye for composition…and a VERY heavy hand in post!!!     Many of those shots if handled lightly would be great, frameable photos.

    in reply to: took cameraclickers advise and became a war photographer #23131
    Dudley
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    To all those ‘fine art’ critics whose sensitivity requires an ‘in your face’ subject…I would remind them that even in Matthew Brady’s time the subject was ALWAYS the war.  Most times there was a subject that maybe illustrated an aspect of war, but it was the effects, and events that were important.

     

    So to the OP remember you are in a reenactment of a war over 150 years ago, there are no rules in combat, and there were no rules for photography back then….just shoot, and ask questions later!

    😉

     

    in reply to: Should I do a corny christmas shoot? #23099
    Dudley
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    ..and he spaketh again thusly, “I may not be great at photography but for me it’s just another fine art medium and I’ve studied and practised fine art my whole adult life. I have ideas about the kind of photography I want to do…”

     

    Which is PRECISELY my point.  Do you honestly believe that if you haven’t the skills yet to do a so-called ‘cliche’ well that you can create something worthy of being called art by anyone other than yourself?  You can study and read about brain surgery for years, and unless you can handle the carving knife at Thanksgiving without creating turkey hash you will fail in the OR.

    As for your comment re: Avedon?  Different genre?  I have news dor you oh student of fine art, Avedon used a camera, artier-Bresson used a camera, Adams used a camera….and every single one of them had mastered its use before producing ‘art’. And I can assure you that if you were truly a student of ‘fine art’ you would find that even they made pictures of cliches.  Only because of their skilld and talents those cliches were truly art.  Now quit rationalizing, self aggrandizing, and get back to practicing with your camera…..or by a paint by numbers set, change all the numbers so it won’t be a cliche, and then offer it to MOMA.

    in reply to: Should I do a corny christmas shoot? #23091
    Dudley
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    OP spaketh up and said, “When I’m charging I’ll do whatever they want but I am really trying to avoid all the tacky cliche stuff. ”

    Are then such a good photographer that you cannot put out an improved and superior ‘cliche’?   Avedon certainly wasn’t the first fashion photographer, nor the first to make use of high key.   The fact that you are doing ‘pro bono’ and such for practice says it all…you are NOT a journeyman photographer, and therefor need more experience.  When you can improve on a cliche, then ou might well make the statement I quoted.

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