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August 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm in reply to: you're not a real photographer because your camera is too small/ not full frame #30483
1. I’m a hobbyist photographer.
2. Everyone who’ve I’ve had the pleasure of shooting with have seen my portfolio.
I love noise, well uhh grain. Digital noise is ugly.
20 years experience
I think you guys got it right on the bulls eye. Although the majority of the pieces are paintings, they all look oddly similar to mine xD I did a bit more research on “rukenfigur” but not much came up. I suppose it’s because its not a very popular form of portraits (as you may say).
I suppose you could literally just call them, a landscape/scenic portrait mashing it up aka portraitscape haha
Ebi, I’m developing my site and I just switched to a better host yesterday. I think I forgot to include http://www.davidvote.com in the DNS setup. www is a subdomain and actually isn’t part of any standard – no reason why it should be required anymore but people still type that in because its a tradition. I’ll get that fixed whenever.
As for displaying these in galleries, whatever happens happen. I don’t know what I want to do with my images yet. All I know is what I want my images to be.
PS, what does ‘all the “a/uls”’ mean?
It would be greatly appreciated if you could pull some images off my site and crop them as examples on how I could improve my images. When I first started photography, I followed the rules of thirds and the golden ratio a lot, but lately (these past few months) been liking center composition more and more. But that is subjective! Which is why I created this thread. I want to appeal to as many people as possible haha..
emf, I’ll go with your suggestion and move looming to a different location on the page or even to another section, maybe misc.
I hate fauxtography, really appreciate the kind words. Yes, if you are going to print them, you would have to raise the exposure on my images by ~.5-1-stop and raise the shadow values in camera raw by ~+75 to achieve the same brightness appearance when printed as it would appear on a monitor with a backlight. So its not just you who’s having problems.
These were the two images that I printed out:
These are the only images from me that I can see someone hanging on their walls 😛
Based on your’s and elf’s input, I think the best middle ground would just to move looming somewhere where it wouldn’t be next to oceans.
Rattlesnake was cool when I made it, but I guess it’s not anymore since it is just mediocre compared to some of my other images.
My question is to you, where am I going? Photography is just something I do as a way to keep me from feeling apathetic — I think my tendency towards apathy is a major reason why my photos always come out so dark. I have zero desire to make money off of it.
@emf which one would you think I should omit? Each of the photos I have on my featured page has a reason for being there. The message between “looming” and “oceans” is different. Not too long ago, I went to the coast for the first time, and I was just overwhelm about the vastness of the ocean and the scale of it. It was so violent and yet it’s so majestic at the same time. That was what I wanted to capture when I took the picture. Looming, while its the same composition as Oceans, I wanted to show how minute you are compared to the world. How insignificant.
@eyedocphotog Thanks for your feedback! But portraiture is not what I’m going for in my photos. I just call them portraits because they are pictures with people in them. But people were and never the aim of my photos, the message, the mood, or the concept is the main subject of my photos. However, I really appreciate your feedback. There is no need for your disclaimer. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and their opinions is what I’m looking for in this thread. I just want some honest feedback from various people; which is what you did.
P.S. I’m also a hobbyist photographer