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12/01/2005 10:53:39 PM · #1
It seems in every challenge there are a few shots that are truly awful. I mean TRULY awful. Extremely out of focus, extremely dark, and/or no mind for composition whatsoever.

I understand people are learning, however the shots I'm talking about would improve just by turning the camera on auto and using the flash. I know you all know what I'm talking about. So why do people bother posting them? This is digital photography, I find it hard to believe that a better shot couldn't have been had / posted.

Message edited by author 2005-12-02 18:23:33.
12/01/2005 10:55:19 PM · #2
man i wanted to post this thread earlier.
12/01/2005 10:57:00 PM · #3
So, you don't want me to enter any more? :-(
12/01/2005 10:58:23 PM · #4
they are after the coveted brown ribbon, its 1,000 time more valuable than a blue ribbon

James
12/01/2005 10:58:47 PM · #5
Where are your shots? You haven't entered anything in your first seven months here.
12/01/2005 10:59:14 PM · #6
Originally posted by jab119:

they are after the coveted brown ribbon, its 1,000 time more valuable than a blue ribbon

James


And 1000 tries at it in Freestudy
12/01/2005 11:00:49 PM · #7
It's because we suck. Show us the way please.
12/01/2005 11:01:44 PM · #8
Originally posted by bryanbrazil:

Where are your shots? You haven't entered anything in your first seven months here.


I'm sure you didn't mean to sound so mean but that almost came across heartless. just because she hasn't posted in any challenges doesn't me she has any less of an oppinion as a voter
12/01/2005 11:01:47 PM · #9
Oh c'mon guys - you know which shots he means. The WTF ones DO suck. There's no lie in that!
12/01/2005 11:01:51 PM · #10
Why do people not proofread their thread titles? :(
12/01/2005 11:02:01 PM · #11
because they can?
12/01/2005 11:02:52 PM · #12
Some of the members here are children who are just learning and having fun.
12/01/2005 11:03:02 PM · #13
We just really enjoy annoying you!
12/01/2005 11:03:27 PM · #14
Good question. Better SPELLING "awful".
12/01/2005 11:03:28 PM · #15
Originally posted by mk:

Why do people not proofread their thread titles? :(


Thank you! :-)
12/01/2005 11:05:26 PM · #16
Originally posted by mk:

Why do people not proofread their thread titles? :(


I hate to see spelling errors in entry titles, but I hate even more when I make a spelling error in my thread titles and when I see I have made one usually post and say so. So far, with one exception, they have been corrected...so thanks to the SC that see my distraught posts about my spelling errors in thread titles!
12/01/2005 11:05:43 PM · #17
Originally posted by megatherian:

It seems in every challenge there are a few shots that are truley aweful. I mean TRUELY aweful. Extremely out of focus, extremely dark, and/or no mind for composition whatsoever.

I understand people are learning, however the shots I'm talking about would improve just by turning the camera on auto and using the flash. I know you all know what I'm talking about. So why do people bother posting them? This is digital photography, I find it hard to believe that a better shot couldn't have been had / posted.


I guess some people post "aweful" because they're not so good as you think you are. ;)
12/01/2005 11:07:26 PM · #18
If somebody takes a bad photo, but nobody sees it, is it still a bad shot?
12/01/2005 11:08:11 PM · #19
Originally posted by northrop3:

If somebody takes a bad photo, but nobody sees it, is it still a bad shot?


If nobody gives it a 4, is it a ribbon winner?
12/01/2005 11:09:19 PM · #20
I do it to stay under the radar. You put your best stuff up and get shot down then you look like a fool. LOL YAY!
12/01/2005 11:28:06 PM · #21
Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by northrop3:

If somebody takes a bad photo, but nobody sees it, is it still a bad shot?


If nobody gives it a 4, is it a ribbon winner?


If it's a great shot that makes people mad, is it a candidate for brown?
12/01/2005 11:40:14 PM · #22
Originally posted by northrop3:

If somebody takes a bad photo, but nobody sees it, is it still a bad shot?


ROTFLMAO!
12/01/2005 11:45:45 PM · #23
You know, I see a lot of people here who THINK they know what a bad shot is. But do they?

Can you tell the difference between a person who INTENTIONALLY shot a photo out of focus for the effect and the person who may be new and just had a hard time with their photo?

This is not a rant as much as...well...I guess it is a rant :-P

All I know is many voters need an obviously tack sharp, oversaturated photo they have seen a million times in Pop Photo in order to acknowlegde any skill.

Knowing that, it is hard for me to take serious the threads that berate people for entering "bad" photos.
12/01/2005 11:47:02 PM · #24
Originally posted by northrop3:

If somebody takes a bad photo, but nobody sees it, is it still a bad shot?


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12/01/2005 11:47:26 PM · #25
Originally posted by hokie:

You know, I see a lot of people here who THINK they know what a bad shot is. But do they?

Can you tell the difference between a person who INTENTIONALLY shot a photo out of focus for the effect and the person who may be new and just had a hard time with their photo?

This is not a rant as much as...well...I guess it is a rant :-P

All I know is many voters need an obviously tack sharp, oversaturated photo they have seen a million times in Pop Photo in order to acknowlegde any skill.

Knowing that, it is hard for me to take serious the threads that berate people for entering "bad" photos.


AMEN!!!!!!
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