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07/05/2006 09:18:05 AM · #1
I did forget the audience here on my last entry and I think I am paying for it.

The age factor, and cultures here... it's kind of difficult to adjust the photos for everyone. Good photographer should be able to do that, and I am learning, like most people here.

Not everyone over 30-40, or have kids or pets... But on the other hand a good photographer should recover this issue with the "Art" part of the photo...

I am not sure if I make sense here, but one thing I know, from now on, I will try to take photos for most ages and most cultures here (as much as I can) and try to show more "art" with the subject.
07/11/2006 09:12:08 AM · #2
In one of my new challenges I got 6 comments...

one of them is a question mark "?"

That's exactly what I mean. Widening the audience is very important to get better votes and comments.

I just would like to say one thing to those people who don't understand the photo... If it doesn't hurt your feelings, or anger you for some reason, please don't vote if you don't understand the concept that was intended... or vote for the photo itself, like lighting, focus, and sharpness... etc.

Thanks
07/11/2006 09:21:20 AM · #3
Just which entries are you referring to?
Because i can't find any challenege entries of yours with just '?' as a comment.

I'd like to know what you're talking about.
07/11/2006 09:30:57 AM · #4
Originally posted by Kerm:

Just which entries are you referring to?
Because i can't find any challenege entries of yours with just '?' as a comment.

I'd like to know what you're talking about.


still in progress (how ironic) and it is related to my original post for that entery... and I knew this would happen...

It's not important that I got that comment... I was just trying to make point, and probably give a little "tip" to others...
07/11/2006 09:35:19 AM · #5
Originally posted by focuspoint:

In one of my new challenges I got 6 comments...

one of them is a question mark "?"

That's exactly what I mean. Widening the audience is very important to get better votes and comments.

I just would like to say one thing to those people who don't understand the photo... If it doesn't hurt your feelings, or anger you for some reason, please don't vote if you don't understand the concept that was intended... or vote for the photo itself, like lighting, focus, and sharpness... etc.

Thanks


Hmm - I think that you need comments from people who do not "understand" the photo in order to determine whether or not you are meeting your self-set challenge of shooting for the audience - there is no point asking the audience to pass your shots by. Even the "?" comment gives you some feedback that you would not otherwise have.

07/11/2006 09:54:25 AM · #6
Originally posted by legalbeagle:

...Hmm - I think that you need comments from people who do not "understand" the photo in order to determine whether or not you are meeting your self-set challenge of shooting for the audience - there is no point asking the audience to pass your shots by.


Say you are having fun with 5 friends... 4 of them childhood friends and one not. So, you start talking, and making jokes... 4 of you start to talk about something happened way back when you were young which was funny as hell... so, 4 of you laugh so hard, the other person feel like left alone...

Even though you try to explain the joke, maybe he gets it later on or not.

Here is my point, I would like to keep my jokes neutral, not only for selected audience... same here, for my photos... as much as I make my photos neutral, that much better vote and better comment I will get. At least I think I will.

Again, this is not a complain, just to make a point, and maybe open some other minds... nothing more :)
07/11/2006 10:19:55 AM · #7
Yes...but it's the old jokes that make you laugh the hardest. AKA: it's the photos you make exactly the way you want them that make you feel the best about your work. Making a photograph just to gain praise/good votes/good comments from others is like just telling general jokes to impress people and fit in.

In other words, it's more important to be yourself no matter what you are doing, then along the way you can pick up tips on how to tell your jokes better/make your own photographs more effective.

Neutralizing your general subject matter will probably hurt you more than help.

If you want more feedback on a photo than you got during voting, then head on over here to the forums and there will be plenty of people willing to help you out in determining weaknesses and strong points. Doesn't it seem better to try and improve your work rather than hold yourself back?

Just some thoughts...
07/11/2006 10:27:15 AM · #8
Originally posted by fstopstigmata:

Yes...but it's the old jokes that make you laugh the hardest...


You may have a point there...

"Get more from the quality more than quantity..."
I think one of the business motto.

Some choose volume, some not.

it's a dilemma !
07/12/2006 08:59:41 AM · #9
BTW, FYI those who was wondering what photo I was talking about.

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This was probably focused on "most" parents then "most" none parents.

Even though "be yourself, show who you are" is a good thing, doing some little adjustments to the world by doing "it" is better ;)

Thanks for the comments I received for this photo, it still is one of my favorites :)
07/12/2006 09:47:37 AM · #10
I didn't vote on that challenge. I can see how a few might not know what the control was, or how addictive kids get to the games, but it is a subject covered on TV and in newspapers so even childless people could have some knowledge of it. For me, there is just too much gray shirt and the angle is a little awkward.
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