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02/12/2004 05:59:19 PM · #1
I just want to say that I'm an 16 years old kid, who is very interested in photography, and I'm not in DPC for long time now... It will be a year soon. This is my eight challenge now and I'm very pleased with my results so far. I have a lack of experience and I'm here to learn as much as I can about photography.
I think that people here can learn only if other people give them there comment or opinion about something. Maybe my opinion doesn't count like opinion from example: Pitsaman, Jacko or Magnetic666, but I think that I'm still able to have my opinion, and that from my questions and opinions I can learn alot, and other people can learn alot.
Once again I want to thank all the people who inpsired me here in DPC and who always answered my questions and gave their comments.
I think that biggest purpose of DPC is improving photographic sence of an individual.
02/12/2004 05:54:21 PM · #2
Shiiizzzam...

I would hope that if you don't like my photo that you would feel free to offer to share your knowledge of the elements you have mentioned in your post. That's why I'm here. I want to learn to know and use my camera to it's fullest capabilities. I also want to learn how to compose and shoot meaningful photos. Each photo will not be meaningful to everyone, but I want to know basics that will apply to any "audience."

I don't send nasty emails! :)
02/12/2004 05:36:49 PM · #3
Thank you rgarciah55 and Shiiizzzam

It seems that having 18 here doesn't count as something positive.
For most of the people here.
Thank you once again, and others who gave your
honest opinion, and did not attacked me insantly
not considiring one moment about my post.

Hope to heare from you again.
And, hope that textures will be better!

Regards,
Tomislav.
02/12/2004 04:13:00 PM · #4
Amen Shizzzam!
Funny I just did my voting & had exactly the same impression. I don't think I have ever given so many low scores in my short life here on DPC.
I was surprized with the lack of originality of so many images.
I also did a pozed self portrate of me trying to "Let Go" of an ex partner. But fortunately I decided it was crap & didn't submit it. My next attempt was of my children releasing a little mouse that our cat had brought into the house. Luck I didn't post that, would have been criticized as family snapshot. Next I photographed dropping a bucket full of water. Made a mess in the cellar & couldnt get rid of the distracting background. Lucky or it would have been criticized as another droping something photo. So I took something else, which is struggling to keep it's head above 5, and wasn't mentioned in any other criticizms in this thread (Yet).
Textures will be better!!

Message edited by author 2004-02-12 16:14:16.
02/12/2004 08:56:20 AM · #5
I just finished voting on this challenge and came to the forums to rant when I saw a topic was started.
I know we have new photographers on DPC. I know everyone isn't on the same level. What I would like to know is...what are they doing to grow, improve, learn ? I learned from DPC and talking to Setzler one on one for 2 years now. I read books and surf the web for hours. Now I'm in college taking photography courses. I'm not saying this is what anyone should do. I do feel if you're really loving photography and want to move beyond snapshot level, you must apply yourself and search out ways to do that. The photos in this challenge, for whatever reason, for the most part rated 4 or 5 for me at best. I did give one 10 and a few 6 or 7's. The titles on most, not all, SUCK. The photo should set the mood, tell it's own story and not depend on a paragraph of jumbled words to say oh this is me letting go of a McDonalds cup in the trash can with the huge yellow M on it ! Think before you click. Read up on photography rules. Know what leading lines, thirds, frames, contrasting colors, shapes and such mean and why they give a photo impact. Learn to do great composition. I often find myself only posting comments to my higher scoring photos because I feel if I post the good and bad in a photo I'll get attacked through email or some rant in the forums. Bottom line here is...do you want the truth and to learn or do you want someone that will just co-sign your BS ?

Maybe my comments here belong in a rant. This isn't meant to be a rant. It's meant to explain why I feel like I do about most of the photos in this challenge. It's meant to help not attack. Surf and learn. Look at winning photos on websites and ask yourself why they won. What made them great ? And please, learn to title your photos.

Message edited by author 2004-02-12 11:30:21.
02/12/2004 08:35:25 AM · #6
Originally posted by Amor_E_Motre:

To all "I'm mr. Big shoot here" etc. sorry for
giving my opinion. it seems that having an opinion
that is negativ is not good around here.


Don't be sorry! I think it is better to be sincere and give your opinion , whether positive or negative, than being anonimous. It opens up the posibility for opinion exchange and learning from it.
02/11/2004 11:12:38 PM · #7
louddog-

That's sad and kinda interesting that you would request a disqualification...especially since you are a critical voter yourself

Message edited by author 2004-02-11 23:14:20.
02/11/2004 10:11:30 PM · #8
Originally posted by louddog:

Someone please request a DQ on my shot and put me out of my misery... I promise to never submit a questionable to the challenge shot again!


Me too, please :-).

Does "ALL CAPS" in comments mean shouting at you?
02/11/2004 08:35:21 PM · #9
Originally posted by pitsaman:

51 photos are called Letting go ,or let go or have that inside the name,cool!


I apologize!
02/11/2004 08:15:44 PM · #10
Someone please request a DQ on my shot and put me out of my misery... I promise to never submit a questionable to the challenge shot again!
02/11/2004 08:14:52 PM · #11
OK just let it go already
02/11/2004 08:13:12 PM · #12
51 photos are called Letting go ,or let go or have that inside the name,cool!
02/11/2004 07:55:04 PM · #13
Originally posted by ScottK:

Originally posted by andywightman:

Finally the grave/lost loved one/broken marriage interpretation is not obvious to me, a European - can someone inform me whether in US or Canada 'letting go' is a term used in this context?


It's kind of an American (I guess?) post-modern, pop-psych, touchy-feely term for emotionally accepting the loss of the person (through death, divorce, whatever).


Thanks - that's helpful and helps explain the cultural background to the surprising number of grave/lost one shots. textures will be simpler me thinks! There's a PhD thesis somewhere for someone in some of these challenges!
02/11/2004 07:46:59 PM · #14
Originally posted by andywightman:

Finally the grave/lost loved one/broken marriage interpretation is not obvious to me, a European - can someone inform me whether in US or Canada 'letting go' is a term used in this context?


It's kind of an American (I guess?) post-modern, pop-psych, touchy-feely term for emotionally accepting the loss of the person (through death, divorce, whatever). When the person dies or leaves, if you're still "holding on", you haven't accepted that they are gone. When you have properly grieved, and accepted the loss, and moved on, you have "let go" - or, that process (yes, apparently there has to be a process to achieve this state) would be refered to "letting go". (Not "letting go" is very, very bad. It leads to lots of screwed up folks who end up on psychiatrist couches, daytime TV shows, or showing up on their ex-spouses doorstep with semi-automatic weapons.)
02/11/2004 06:02:27 PM · #15
well if its the one i think it is i gave it a 6. geesh..waiting to see which picture belongs to certain people is almost like waiting to open presents on your bday ;)
02/11/2004 05:51:29 PM · #16
Originally posted by lizbeth010:

Originally posted by movieman:

No one seems to be able to tell what my photo is of, or how it relates to the theme. So I guess I'm a total failure in that sense, but it fits the theme perfectly. If you know what it was. :)


i think i know which one of yours it is ;)


Yeah. 4.1, 96 votes, and 9 comments telling me it either doesn't fit the theme or can't tell what it is. Or both.

Message edited by author 2004-02-11 17:52:29.
02/11/2004 04:48:01 PM · #17
Originally posted by movieman:

No one seems to be able to tell what my photo is of, or how it relates to the theme. So I guess I'm a total failure in that sense, but it fits the theme perfectly. If you know what it was. :)


i think i know which one of yours it is ;)
02/11/2004 04:44:39 PM · #18
I had the perfect letting go entry.... I let go of my camera and didn't enter!
02/11/2004 04:36:04 PM · #19
WOW, 78 votes, a low score of 5.1?? and only 2 comments. I was trying to convey the pain or regret of letting go. I thought I did a pretty good job in comparison to so many of the ones I voted. Of course maybe everyone is ultra low.

I'm also biased :)

Message edited by author 2004-02-11 16:57:08.
02/11/2004 04:25:25 PM · #20
Originally posted by Catherine:

The vague nature of "letting go" (so many meanings, literal and figurative) made this a very hard challenge and so many people won't "get" each other's idea of what "letting go" means.

Catherine

I agree.
I think, and my scores/comments support, that most people understood the topic differently than me.
I saw "capture a FEELING of letting go". Not literally letting go of an object.
By "letting go", I thaught of getting crazy, letting loose, being uninhibited.
Again, I don't think most people saw it that way.

Message edited by author 2004-02-11 16:27:10.
02/11/2004 04:03:50 PM · #21
Originally posted by jenesis:

Kind of off-topic but, T.E. your posts always bust me up. That's some twisted mind you have there and I like it! :-)


*grin* Thanks
02/11/2004 03:52:05 PM · #22
Originally posted by dtouch1:

Good thing I didnt do a pic of letting go with a cat ofer a flower.


Now that would have been interesting - swinging a cat and then letting go.....


02/11/2004 03:28:30 PM · #23
wow, mention a cat, kill the topic. hehe
02/11/2004 03:05:38 PM · #24
Good thing I didnt do a pic of letting go with a cat ofer a flower.
02/11/2004 03:05:07 PM · #25
No one seems to be able to tell what my photo is of, or how it relates to the theme. So I guess I'm a total failure in that sense, but it fits the theme perfectly. If you know what it was. :)

Message edited by author 2004-02-11 15:16:43.
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