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01/05/2014 08:38:34 PM · #151
Originally posted by pixelpig:


I also feel closed out by the DPC community, probably for different reasons. Not just closed out, but I feel it wants me to be gone. They want no photoshop trickery here--get it right in-camera & upload it directly as is. I'd like to find a site (not deviantart) that doesn't oppose photoshop or post processing so much. But then again, I started out working just for my own amusement. I could easily go back to doing that. I barely had the confidence to join my first online photo community, 11 years ago. I have a lot more confidence now, but no drive to be out there. So if DPC dies, it dies--I'm not going down with it.

Are you SERIOUS? There's a whole BUNCH of us that cook the heck out of stuff in PS and we do just fine. It's actually the "real photographers" that mostly complain they don't get their due :-)
01/05/2014 09:22:09 PM · #152
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by pixelpig:


I also feel closed out by the DPC community, probably for different reasons. Not just closed out, but I feel it wants me to be gone. They want no photoshop trickery here--get it right in-camera & upload it directly as is. I'd like to find a site (not deviantart) that doesn't oppose photoshop or post processing so much. But then again, I started out working just for my own amusement. I could easily go back to doing that. I barely had the confidence to join my first online photo community, 11 years ago. I have a lot more confidence now, but no drive to be out there. So if DPC dies, it dies--I'm not going down with it.

Are you SERIOUS? There's a whole BUNCH of us that cook the heck out of stuff in PS and we do just fine. It's actually the "real photographers" that mostly complain they don't get their due :-)


nobody could ever guess that from just reading the forums
01/05/2014 10:00:10 PM · #153
Originally posted by pixelpig:

nobody could ever guess that from just reading the forums

Sure, because the "vocal minority" makes most of the noise, telling us we're not "real". Ignore 'em :-)
01/05/2014 10:02:03 PM · #154
Who? What? Did I miss something again?
01/05/2014 10:02:58 PM · #155
Originally posted by CEJ:

Who? What? Did I miss something again?

Just more of the same. Longest death rattle ever recorded, if you ask me.
01/05/2014 10:07:20 PM · #156
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by CEJ:

Who? What? Did I miss something again?

Just more of the same. Longest death rattle ever recorded, if you ask me.


Just seems like it since skip slip and the cheese man have gone (sounds like a 70s cop show)

Message edited by author 2014-01-05 23:27:12.
01/05/2014 10:11:19 PM · #157
Originally posted by MichaelC:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by CEJ:

Who? What? Did I miss something again?

Just more of the same. Longest death rattle ever recorded, if you ask me.


Just seems like it since skip and the cheese man have gone (sounds like a 70s cop show)


+1
01/05/2014 10:15:15 PM · #158
Could somebody please explain to me which of the various 'vocal minorities' makes the most noise?
01/05/2014 10:18:53 PM · #159
Originally posted by pamb:

Could somebody please explain to me which of the various 'vocal minorities' makes the most noise?

Most recently, the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Schlake minority-of-one saying none of us were "real" photographers :-)
01/05/2014 10:44:32 PM · #160
Originally posted by pamb:

Could somebody please explain to me which of the various 'vocal minorities' makes the most noise?

The Strawtographers

Message edited by author 2014-01-05 22:44:50.
01/05/2014 11:13:20 PM · #161
Originally posted by MichaelC:

Just seems like it since skip Strikeslip, AKA "Slippy", "Slip", etc. and the cheese man have gone (sounds like a 70s cop show)

unless you know something i don't, i'm still here, i guess, maybe not that much, but whatever... ;-)
01/05/2014 11:24:02 PM · #162
Originally posted by Skip:

Originally posted by MichaelC:

Just seems like it since skip Strikeslip, AKA "Slippy", "Slip", etc. and the cheese man have gone (sounds like a 70s cop show)

unless you know something i don't, i'm still here, i guess, maybe not that much, but whatever... ;-)


Whoops....my Freudian slip is showing:)
01/05/2014 11:26:42 PM · #163
Could I be a vocal minority? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease could I be a vocal minority? With a cherry on top?

Hey Skip! Good to see ya!
01/06/2014 12:35:55 AM · #164
Originally posted by MichaelC:

Originally posted by Skip:

Originally posted by MichaelC:

Just seems like it since skip Strikeslip, AKA "Slippy", "Slip", etc. and the cheese man have gone (sounds like a 70s cop show)

unless you know something i don't, i'm still here, i guess, maybe not that much, but whatever... ;-)


Whoops....my Freudian slip is showing:)


In this case, wouldn't it be a Freudian skip?
01/06/2014 12:49:52 AM · #165
Well, since I'm back on the site, the site will live and thrive again with the most amazing 5.8 - 6.2 photographs that you have ever seen.
01/06/2014 01:34:40 AM · #166
Hey Matt!!! Welcome back!
01/06/2014 03:54:59 AM · #167
Originally posted by mgarsteck:

Well, since I'm back on the site, the site will live and thrive again with the most amazing 5.8 - 6.2 photographs that you have ever seen.

I'm afraid you're too late.

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01/06/2014 05:40:37 AM · #168
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by mgarsteck:

Well, since I'm back on the site, the site will live and thrive again with the most amazing 5.8 - 6.2 photographs that you have ever seen.

I'm afraid you're too late.

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No no Captain, it's life... But not as we know it!
01/06/2014 06:13:36 AM · #169

As a brand spanking 5 minute old newbie looking to expand on my W1000 type experiences, this 'may have just wasted the previous five minutes it took to join' thread caught my eye. "What's going wrong with this place?!" is pretty much a universal topic in every specialized virtual community, and most OPs started a couple of years ago... I've no clue if DPC is dying, or...anything else. I'm anxious to pick at the zombie that remains regardless. - I do believe however that the honeymoon/glory days of internet socializing is coming to a close in many ways. The novelty is worn away as it's become increasingly commercialized and obligatory (any diehards not on facebook yet?)... Regarding the Art world, photoshop has shut the window in time where we could essentially trust that a photo depicted a literal snapshot of an actual scene. Editing has always existed. The level of easy counter-realism even novices can achieve has not... "Computer art" was stunning. Photochopped art is near commonplace, and that in itself signifies a larger 'Death' that does seem to be stealing some life from all sites like this... The capacity to 'perfectly' manipulate imagery is shifting from entertainment to propaganda and the denial that any ps techniques were used, is just starting to get serious.

Now...on with the show...
01/06/2014 06:24:44 AM · #170
Originally posted by Awediot:

As a brand spanking 5 minute old newbie looking to expand on my W1000 type experiences, this 'may have just wasted the previous five minutes it took to join' thread caught my eye. "What's going wrong with this place?!" is pretty much a universal topic in every specialized virtual community, and most OPs started a couple of years ago... I've no clue if DPC is dying, or...anything else. I'm anxious to pick at the zombie that remains regardless. - I do believe however that the honeymoon/glory days of internet socializing is coming to a close in many ways. The novelty is worn away as it's become increasingly commercialized and obligatory (any diehards not on facebook yet?)... Regarding the Art world, photoshop has shut the window in time where we could essentially trust that a photo depicted a literal snapshot of an actual scene. Editing has always existed. The level of easy counter-realism even novices can achieve has not... "Computer art" was stunning. Photochopped art is near commonplace, and that in itself signifies a larger 'Death' that does seem to be stealing some life from all sites like this... The capacity to 'perfectly' manipulate imagery is shifting from entertainment to propaganda and the denial that any ps techniques were used, is just starting to get serious.

Now...on with the show...


hmm. You look interesting.

Welcome aboard! You should start your own thread in the Welcome Centre so we can all spy get to know you properly and pooh pooh view with incredible awe your portfolio.
01/06/2014 07:54:06 AM · #171
Originally posted by Awediot:

As a brand spanking 5 minute old newbie looking to expand on my W1000 type experiences, this 'may have just wasted the previous five minutes it took to join' thread caught my eye. "What's going wrong with this place?!" is pretty much a universal topic in every specialized virtual community, and most OPs started a couple of years ago... I've no clue if DPC is dying, or...anything else. I'm anxious to pick at the zombie that remains regardless. - I do believe however that the honeymoon/glory days of internet socializing is coming to a close in many ways. The novelty is worn away as it's become increasingly commercialized and obligatory (any diehards not on facebook yet?)... Regarding the Art world, photoshop has shut the window in time where we could essentially trust that a photo depicted a literal snapshot of an actual scene. Editing has always existed. The level of easy counter-realism even novices can achieve has not... "Computer art" was stunning. Photochopped art is near commonplace, and that in itself signifies a larger 'Death' that does seem to be stealing some life from all sites like this... The capacity to 'perfectly' manipulate imagery is shifting from entertainment to propaganda and the denial that any ps techniques were used, is just starting to get serious.

Now...on with the show...


Originally posted by pamb:

hmm. You look interesting.

Welcome aboard! You should start your own thread in the Welcome Centre so we can all spy get to know you properly and pooh pooh view with incredible awe your portfolio.

What she said, love your moniker, and boy are you in for a ride here with your wry attitude and what seems to be a realistic approach to a new site......(For you....)

There's an awful lot of good stuff here if you weed through the sometimes overbearing bluster.

Give DPC a chance, and if you're serious about looking to improve your scope of photography, the means are here.

Welcome, fool newcomer!
01/06/2014 08:54:27 AM · #172
Welcome, indeed! BTW, Jeb is our official DPC cheerleader. You should see the pompoms he brings when we have get-togethers.
01/06/2014 09:17:36 AM · #173
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

[quote=Awediot] As a brand spanking 5 minute old newbie looking to expand on my W1000 type experiences, this 'may have just wasted the previous five minutes it took to join' thread caught my eye. "What's going wrong with this place?!" is pretty much a universal topic in every specialized virtual community, and most OPs started a couple of years ago... I've no clue if DPC is dying, or...anything else. I'm anxious to pick at the zombie that remains regardless. - I do believe however that the honeymoon/glory days of internet socializing is coming to a close in many ways. The novelty is worn away as it's become increasingly commercialized and obligatory (any diehards not on facebook yet?)... Regarding the Art world, photoshop has shut the window in time where we could essentially trust that a photo depicted a literal snapshot of an actual scene. Editing has always existed. The level of easy counter-realism even novices can achieve has not... "Computer art" was stunning. Photochopped art is near commonplace, and that in itself signifies a larger 'Death' that does seem to be stealing some life from all sites like this... The capacity to 'perfectly' manipulate imagery is shifting from entertainment to propaganda and the denial that any ps techniques were used, is just starting to get serious.

Now...on with the show...


What the hell did he just say? :-)

Message edited by author 2014-01-06 09:18:34.
01/06/2014 10:10:06 AM · #174
Originally posted by Awediot:

As a brand spanking 5 minute old newbie looking to expand on my W1000 type experiences, this 'may have just wasted the previous five minutes it took to join' thread caught my eye. "What's going wrong with this place?!" is pretty much a universal topic in every specialized virtual community, and most OPs started a couple of years ago... I've no clue if DPC is dying, or...anything else. I'm anxious to pick at the zombie that remains regardless. - I do believe however that the honeymoon/glory days of internet socializing is coming to a close in many ways. The novelty is worn away as it's become increasingly commercialized and obligatory (any diehards not on facebook yet?)... Regarding the Art world, photoshop has shut the window in time where we could essentially trust that a photo depicted a literal snapshot of an actual scene. Editing has always existed. The level of easy counter-realism even novices can achieve has not... "Computer art" was stunning. Photochopped art is near commonplace, and that in itself signifies a larger 'Death' that does seem to be stealing some life from all sites like this... The capacity to 'perfectly' manipulate imagery is shifting from entertainment to propaganda and the denial that any ps techniques were used, is just starting to get serious.

Now...on with the show...


Originally posted by Trotterjay:

What the hell did he just say? :-)


Man do your editing skills SUCK!!! LOL!!!
01/06/2014 10:18:52 AM · #175
Originally posted by MaryO:

Welcome, indeed! BTW, Jeb is our official DPC cheerleader. You should see the pompoms he brings when we have get-togethers.


Yeah, but look out if he starts doing cartwheels wearing the skirt.
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