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50TH

"Photography is a craft and you have to work at it to get better. There are no shortcuts." Anonymous

The above quote is one I picked up a few years ago, and rings through in relation to whatever field we find our selves. And I've come to learn (the hard way) over the years that there are indeed no short cuts.

Exposure, Focusing, lighting, composition, framing are all fundamentals of basic photography we still grapple with every time we pick up a camera.  And in some instances have to compromise on one to achieve the other. Some times we get it right and some times we don't, but photography being a very subjective medium, means maybe we do get it right all the time depending on who's looking at our images.

Living in a world of High Definition, glossy magazines with all their air brushed celebrity images, size 0 models, and society placing more emphasis on aesthetics rather than substance, makes our roles as photographers equally interesting. I once did a portrait shoot for a client, who was very much insistent that I airbrush all their images, if they were for commercial use I would have understood why, but they weren't!!.

This is the 50th image I've posted on SC and it exhibits the same amount of commitment and creativity (subjective and debatable :-) ) that has gone into the previous 49.

50TH

"Photography is a craft and you have to work at it to get better. There are no shortcuts." Anonymous

The above quote is one I picked up a few years ago, and rings through in relation to whatever field we find our selves. And I've come to learn (the hard way) over the years that there are indeed no short cuts.

Exposure, Focusing, lighting, composition, framing are all fundamentals of basic photography we still grapple with every time we pick up a camera.  And in some instances have to compromise on one to achieve the other. Some times we get it right and some times we don't, but photography being a very subjective medium, means maybe we do get it right all the time depending on who's looking at our images.

Living in a world of High Definition, glossy magazines with all their air brushed celebrity images, size 0 models, and society placing more emphasis on aesthetics rather than substance, makes our roles as photographers equally interesting. I once did a portrait shoot for a client, who was very much insistent that I airbrush all their images, if they were for commercial use I would have understood why, but they weren't!!.

This is the 50th image I've posted on SC and it exhibits the same amount of commitment and creativity (subjective and debatable :-) ) that has gone into the previous 49.

comments (6)

  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 8 Apr 2008, 08:50
to simply put it: splendid image

"photography being a very subjective medium, means maybe we do get it right all the time depending on who's looking at our images"

...really well put

"...very much insistent that I airbrush all their images, if they were for commercial use I would have understood why, but they weren't!!"

...sometimes we want to see our potential...besides reality can be overrated and sometimes boring smile

keep up the good work
cheers
  • mal
  • 9 Apr 2008, 23:32
very good work! I wish that more people had seen it. Happy 50th. mal
  • Bella
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2008, 13:56
A gourgeous image, I love it smile
  • Noa
  • London
  • 10 Apr 2008, 19:39
Lovely shot! Congratulations and here's wishing you infinite creativity to produce many more great shots!
  • professional
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Apr 2008, 14:37
Mr. Deen
all that text above is just a lot rubbish with double-standards
as you seem to get off on having a port folio with only shallow niceties as feedback! Any critical feedback is being deleted very quickly, I've noticed.
How you ever gonna learn if you too arrogant to comment on the

For example: I agreed with the person who said that the image with the coloured stones was no more efford then a basic GCSE photography project.
Why did you delete that? It is someones opinion and I feel it was a fair comment. Anyone with integrity would have lived and learned.
  • fotografa
  • UK
  • 20 Apr 2008, 23:39
This is in response to Professional. I really couldn't be bothered to type up another pointless response that i've copied this from one I posted earlier. Which is applicable to you. So I'll add these few bits on:
1. I know for a fact that HDR's are not covered at GCSE level.
2. There is nothing to be learned from the rants posted by these characters and yourself included. And please next time look up the meaning of Critical!

This is in response to Medicineworkings.

I never shot using a Pinhole camera’s, but I did until 3 years ago shoot film. Spent over 5 years developing and printing my own black and white prints at the Islington Art’s Factory, Drill Hall, City Lit & the Camera Club in Kennington. And I’ve got all my mounted prints to prove it. And if you were versed in the medium, then you would be aware that Photoshop is the digital dark room of the 21st century, and all it’s functionalities are based on traditional (old school) developing and printing methods.

There is nothing critical about the comments posted by M4t, as they bear no relevance to the images in question. And even though I noted in my notes that these are HDR images, you all keeping missing the mark. Your critique, assessment, evaluation, analysis or whatever has to be on their merits has HDR’s.

If you guys can “Talk the talk” then you really have to be able to “walk the walk”. Either by showing at least a modicum of knowledge regarding the photography medium, or have the guile and conviction of positing your images to back it up.

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