How many of you ? Are is it just me ?

How many of you ? Are is it just me ?

42 posts
11 Nov 2013
Strober
Photographer
Strober
Hey lads, how many of you guys see other photographers photographs and say to your self, he has not finished that.... For example I seen a guy upload one the other day and I was like he did not finish that because the ratio of the black background was too light, (well I assume he wanted it to be a black background). I could not resist so downloaded it and opened it up in photoshop adjusted the levels of the darks to the image. To see what I would of considered to be a finished photograph. After I done this / seen what it looked like I threw it in the bin and did empty the bin. So question is do any of you guys see other guys work and think, hes not finished that ? Strober
Posted 11 Nov 2013
Edited by Strober 11 Nov 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Yes

Posted 11 Nov 2013
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictu..
Like some fella in a ditch shooting a pistol but there being no corresponding shock wave registering on the water surface, just a few smooth untroubled ripples? That sort of thing?

Feel free to join in of course, I bet we all cock up sometimes.

Posted 11 Nov 2013
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisast..
you seem both presumptious and rude.

Posted 11 Nov 2013
barone
Photographer
barone
NO

Simply because if you give an image to 20 different people to work, you'll get 20 different results....one has to assume the end result fitted the photographers vision.

Posted 11 Nov 2013
dominicdgt
Photographer
dominicdgt
Strober, you know you have a habit of referring to photography like its gender specific! even the other day calling a female OP photographer "mate"

Posted 11 Nov 2013
Strober
Photographer
Strober
I see, I have got some very different opinions here. Some people are like me, then other people are not like, but hey that's life. Sometimes I think to my-self that they just can't be bothered, I mean sometimes I can't be bothered either. One day I had a male model at my home studio who "fell a sleep" on me because he wanted his images that day. LOL I had like 20 images to do and by the first ten I was like I can't be botherd lol so the ratio of the black backgrounds were not to my true liking either. Also I apologize to the members that feel that I was being rude, I did not mean to cause offence. Again some people agree they are like me and others don't agree. But hey that's cool
Posted 11 Nov 2013
Gerry99111
Photographer
Gerry99111
I look at work all the time. If it fails, I move on, if it works, I look at it and say to myself what is it that drew me in and what is it that I don't like about it. That is as far as I take it as it is not my work.

Every piece of work reaches a point where the person who created it is happy to display it and not to respect that and decide they have further work to do is an insult. If the picture has no merit to you, just move on.

I find most people who worry to much about what others should be doing probably would benefit from looking at their own portfolios instead

Posted 11 Nov 2013
M1KE
Photographer
M1KE
Sometimes, when they forget to put a massive watermark on...

Posted 11 Nov 2013
Strober
Photographer
Strober
You know, this is going to be my last post on this thread as I feel it's going no where. I started it with the intention of having a friendly discussion. However, it appears that allot of you are taking offence so please do enjoy this thread. As I'm no longer taking part.

Thanks

Gaz
www.grptv.co.uk

Posted 11 Nov 2013
mph
Photographer
mph
Or get the skin tones all wrong..........

Posted 11 Nov 2013
theperfectgentleman
Photographer
theperfectge..
Why do every body judge from their own level and experience.
Not everybody has a top of the range camera, not everybody has Photoshop ds6.
And if they have they may not know how to use it to it's full potential.
But they do their best.
I have done a lot of photography in the last year but I haven't posted it as I think out of the box and it's not what's liked by the people who post on here.
Perhaps this could be why the numbers are dropping.

Posted 11 Nov 2013
grahamwhite
Photographer
grahamwhite
Aha, I have the answer; be positive, not negative:

I look at another's portfolio and say to myself; "Do I wish I had taken any of these images?"

Whilst some are dubious, and some spectacular, there are always a few that I envy (in a good way).

When I do, I use them for inspiration, and that's why I do TF

So thanks, PS photographers, for challenging me to up my game. Whether I'll eventually get there or not is part of the journey. Wouldn't photography be boring if we could all do it perfectly, straight away?




Posted 11 Nov 2013
gerryquiff
Photographer
gerryquiff
I shoot for my enjoyment and to pay the model for her time and work. My images have normally only 2 people to please. The model and I.

My main aim is to transfer the image I have in my head into the camera. I'd rather create the image at the location.

The style I shoot, the clothing, hair, make-up, etc is never 100% perfect.  

I edit to the best of my ability, if I want, when I want. 

I can't remember being asked to re-edit by a model, however I would if I was asked. 

I've had critique where editing has been mentioned, including different framing, crops, colouring, tones, etc.......
Some I've tried and preferred to my original version, some I've tried and disliked, others I've just never bothered to edit. 

As has been mentioned different people will expect different results from a particular unedited image.

If someome expects a different result from my image, thye're welcome to pay me to edit it to their expectation.


Posted 11 Nov 2013
Edited by gerryquiff 11 Nov 2013
frankpht
Photographer
frankpht
If Van Gogh had used more yellow I think he would have been a really really good painter.

Posted 12 Nov 2013
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