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 ?
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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.