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March 31, 2015 at 1:45 pm in reply to: Considering Photography at University – I need critique! #25311
This make me wonder: how long does it take most photographers to discover what their maximum artistic potential is?
I really enjoyed a lot of the photos. Some of them were a little dark (literally, not metaphorically) for my taste. The photo of the TRAIN STATION girl was a little unflattering from the waste down, but I’m not sure if that was meant as a portrait for her consumption or not. I thought the GIRL ON A DUCK photo made the subject’s skin look a little too plastic even for that photo’s stylization.March 17, 2015 at 9:25 am in reply to: I got called a "bully" again, and was reminded of this show #25208March 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm in reply to: I got called a "bully" again, and was reminded of this show #25189
@IHF: Actually, I was serious when I asked about links to the original conversation; that part wasn’t a joke. But I wasn’t looking for tips on using AF – I wanted to study how the exchange of comments went. My wife has gently shared with me that I can come across as a little… abrupt. So I’m trying to be more mindful of avoiding that.
(Apparently others don’t share my preference for efficient conversation. Go figure. This is also why I shouldn’t go on site to deal with customers.)March 15, 2015 at 7:12 pm in reply to: I got called a "bully" again, and was reminded of this show #25182
IHF, do you have a link to that conversation? I actually have problems like this fairly often, so I’m looking for examples to calibrate myself.March 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm in reply to: I got called a "bully" again, and was reminded of this show #25180
How else can you say “your picture is out of focus”
My, what a powerful depth of field effect you’ve gotten there. It’s rare for a photographer to be so bold! If you ever decide to sell out and go mainstream, your camera may have a cheesy “AF” function for less artistic individuals 🙂March 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm in reply to: I got called a "bully" again, and was reminded of this show #25174
One time in grad school, I signed up for a course entitled “Hard Problems in Combinatorial Optimization”. I was struggling the first few weeks, so I visited the professor and asked what I could do (background reading, etc.) to understand the course material better. His entire response was basically that I might not have the mathematical maturity to handle the course.
Objectively speaking, he was correct. However, the way he stated it made me think that not only was I presently unprepared for the course, but also that I had no hope of handling it ever. I ended up taking a few semesters off because of how hopeless that meeting made me feel.
It would have been far better if he’d taken a few minutes to look at what I was having trouble with, comparing it to my background, and recommending a few courses or books that would get me up to speed for his course.
Perhaps the OP’s mistake is not giving realistic feedback, but whether or not it’s presented in a way that leaves the hearer with (a) crushed morale, and (b) no idea of how to proceed to address the shortcomings.November 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm in reply to: Wedding Photography in Kerala-Manoharan Photography #23258
<blockquote>Manoharan isn’t a bad photographer.</blockquote>
Agreed. I was only goofing on the Third Person usage. I really liked a lot of his photos, actually.November 24, 2014 at 1:16 am in reply to: Wedding Photography in Kerala-Manoharan Photography #23240
Manoharan speaks of Himself in the Third Person. In the many weddings Manoharan has photographed, he has always maintained the discipline of referring to himself in the third person. Lesser photographers cannot make this claim. Please, whenever you need Quality Photography in the Third Person, contact Mahoharan. Thank you.