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12/02/2017 10:28:37 AM · #1
I'm not a huge fan of the minimal editing rule.. but it does make me think more about my photography and composition. I took a few shots of my local market for this challenge and really struggled to pick an entry. I've changed my mind a handful of times already..
The problem comes down to flaws in the images that I captured.... Contre jour compositions that lead to potentially distracting highlights, distracting elements in the edges of the frame or even a feeling that the image did not balance..

I would normally leap onto the highlights slider and cropping tool without a moments thought and perhaps burn in some elements to help focus the attention on the subject.. can't do that in minimal and it's certainly been an education reviewing the shots for an entry..
12/02/2017 11:07:10 AM · #2
Minimal is useful an irritating at the same time. I really like when we can crop in minimal, simply because I've really messed up many times cropping in camera: shooting a wedding, cropping in the camera and then not being able to crop to an 8x10 (stupid size!!).

But watching the lighting, distractions,etc., is very useful. It's too easy to think that you can fix it in post and not bother to make the little tweaks that make it better (AND make it easier to fix in post).
12/02/2017 11:07:13 AM · #3
I was at our local market last night and chickened out on using my camera, which I did have with me, as well as my phone ... :-(
12/02/2017 11:09:43 AM · #4
... watch, we'll end up with 'Street Candids' as our next challenge subject. LOL Another unnerving, adrenaline stoked type photo to get.
12/02/2017 11:32:19 AM · #5
Street Candids as apposed to Market Candids.. both tricky in a minimalist challenge :)
12/02/2017 02:31:35 PM · #6
I am a little confused by the DPC definition of “Marketplace”. I read it to be anyplace where there is an exchange of some form of payment for services or goods. Yet the impression I am getting from this discussion is that a marketplace is an open air congregation of stalls where people come to buy goods. I know that each individual will vote on what is their definition is but I would like to hear what your personal opinion is. Thank you all who respond.
12/02/2017 02:47:44 PM · #7
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

I am a little confused by the DPC definition of “Marketplace”. I read it to be anyplace where there is an exchange of some form of payment for services or goods. Yet the impression I am getting from this discussion is that a marketplace is an open air congregation of stalls where people come to buy goods. I know that each individual will vote on what is their definition is but I would like to hear what your personal opinion is. Thank you all who respond.


I was actually wondering the same thing.
12/02/2017 04:03:16 PM · #8
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

I am a little confused by the DPC definition of “Marketplace”. I read it to be anyplace where there is an exchange of some form of payment for services or goods. Yet the impression I am getting from this discussion is that a marketplace is an open air congregation of stalls where people come to buy goods. I know that each individual will vote on what is their definition is but I would like to hear what your personal opinion is. Thank you all who respond.

A store of any kind is a marketplace as far as I'm concerned. So are souks, bazaars, farmer's markets, lemonade stands, commodities market trading floors, you name it :-)
12/02/2017 04:15:16 PM · #9
I like minimal, it makes you think well ahead .
12/02/2017 04:32:01 PM · #10
Originally posted by kiwinick:

I like minimal, it makes you think well ahead .


I hate thinking... :)
12/02/2017 04:35:27 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

Originally posted by kiwinick:

I like minimal, it makes you think well ahead .


I hate thinking... :)


I’m going to have to think about that.
12/02/2017 05:30:35 PM · #12
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

I am a little confused by the DPC definition of “Marketplace”. I read it to be anyplace where there is an exchange of some form of payment for services or goods. Yet the impression I am getting from this discussion is that a marketplace is an open air congregation of stalls where people come to buy goods. I know that each individual will vote on what is their definition is but I would like to hear what your personal opinion is. Thank you all who respond.

A store of any kind is a marketplace as far as I'm concerned. So are souks, bazaars, farmer's markets, lemonade stands, commodities market trading floors, you name it :-)


Thanks Robert,
I’m glad to hear that it is more broadly defined.
12/02/2017 08:33:03 PM · #13
Originally posted by kiwinick:

I like minimal, it makes you think well ahead .

Thanks for the reminder. I didn't realize it was minimal. So much for thinking ahead.
12/03/2017 05:01:40 AM · #14
Marketplace can be any place that people go to buy and sell goods and services.. Supermarket, Cattle Market, Fruit stalls... etc...
Could even be applied to a bar where people go to meet other people... :)
12/04/2017 04:00:24 AM · #15
Early voting.. looks like a chose poorly.. I'll be interested in opinions on my out-takes after voting
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