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February 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm in reply to: Fauxtogs urging other fauxtogs to give photos away for free #6331
I must admit occasionally I too give photos away, but usually it is a marketing tactic and I am doing it to create future sales. Occasionally I will do some free work for not for profit organisations. This has two benefits – an obvious one for the organisation, and another whereby I strengthen the community image of my brand.
HDR needs to be done with restraint, however if done properly it can increase the dynamic range in a photograph making it feel more natural. Given the high dynamic range in RAW files these days, creating a HDR using bracketed images is not as necessary. Some well applied dodging and burning is far more effective and is less likely to result in the blown out fake effect you see in a lot of HDR images.
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.
M bag contents change depending on the shoot, but this is my basic kit I take with me if I go traveling:
2x Nikon D7000 bodies
Nikon 50mm f1.8D (a personal favourite of mine)
sigma 30mm f1.4
sigma 120 – 400mm
tamron 24 – 80mm
tamron 10 – 24mm
variable neutral density filter
black rapid strap
2x SB-700 flashes with various modifiers.
You can buy likes. There are programs where you can pay money and have thousands of fake likes added to your page.
Have long been a fan of the site. I remember in my early days I too tried to drown my work in photoshop filters and the like to improve my images – I thought this was artistic at the time. Am starting an advanced diploma in commercial photography this year so hopefully it will take my skills further. 🙂
Understanding exposure by Brian Peterson would have to be my favourite when it comes to technique. Easy to understand for both skilled and beginning photographers.