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04/22/2009 01:18:41 AM · #76
Originally posted by keriboi:

...the brief is "Use lighting in a creative fashion this week so that the lighting itself is a key factor in your composition"
I seem to find many that DNSTMC (donotseemtomeetchallenge)


I understand my photo was not the greatest after the resize.

but keriboi actually understands what is going on at least. At least one person understands that other people DON'T understand..........
04/22/2009 10:32:00 PM · #77
Well, I don't feel so strongly about it, but I do agree with your points. As for me, I was not expecting a whole lot when submitting for my first time. Especially when I rushed to come up with an idea, take the picture, process it and submit it in about 40 minutes (got it in about 3 minutes before the deadline). The disheartening part was viewing the results and realizing that taking a well lit picture of my daughter, or some other scenic object would have scored better. Don't get me wrong, some of the portraits here did make creative use of lighting a deserved their scores. Others, at best, fell into the grey area of whether they met the challenge description.

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I'm sick of this crap! I don't think that anybody slows down to take the time to really understand and appreciate the creativity that went into my new found style of photographing my subject. I just thought that this challenge would be perfect because the challenge details specified "Use lighting in a creative fashion this week" and that's exactly what my entry is all about.

This is my third attempt at this type of photography in a challenge and nobody has caught on yet to how I light my subjects, even though I decided, this time, to spell it out in the title.

Or....maybe it's me. Maybe I think too much of this entry and two others in the same style in the past year and they are not as wonderful as I think they are. My last Free Study entry (my 49th challenge entry) ended up being my worst score ever and I thought that it would easily be in the top 10%. Boy, was I way off! So, again, maybe it's me that needs to have my head and judgement recalibrated.

Maybe I need to just take a break from here. I would really prefer to truly understand where it is that my expectations are so misguided.

Okay, I'm done ranting for now. Thanks for you time.
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