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06/03/2009 03:12:44 AM · #1
Can we set a new rule: No more wine or cocktail glasses with multi-colored lighting in the background. They're great photos, it's just that it's becoming a DPC photo cliché.
06/03/2009 03:18:45 AM · #2
Originally posted by carlo:

Can we set a new rule: No more wine or cocktail glasses with multi-colored lighting in the background. They're great photos, it's just that it's becoming a DPC photo cliché.


Can we set a new rule: No more rehashing cliche forum topics. They're great topics to banter about, it's just that they come up all the damn time. ;)
06/03/2009 05:43:39 AM · #3
Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

Originally posted by carlo:

Can we set a new rule: No more wine or cocktail glasses with multi-colored lighting in the background. They're great photos, it's just that it's becoming a DPC photo cliché.


Can we set a new rule: No more rehashing cliche forum topics. They're great topics to banter about, it's just that they come up all the damn time. ;)


Can we set a new rule: Someone please come up with a good response to spiritualspatula's excellent response—I can't out do him :-(
06/03/2009 05:46:39 AM · #4
I can't outdo 21.gif spiritualspatula's response unfortunately, but I can add an item to your list: Rings on a shallow DOF note / book

;)
06/03/2009 05:51:48 AM · #5
Originally posted by Mark-A:

I can't outdo 21.gif spiritualspatula's response unfortunately, but I can add an item to your list: Rings on a shallow DOF note / book

;)


Ooo ouch - ruined.
06/03/2009 06:11:14 AM · #6
Originally posted by Mark-A:

I can't outdo 21.gif spiritualspatula's response unfortunately, but I can add an item to your list: Rings on a shallow DOF note / book

;)


I totally agree, that's why I used a wedding invitation :-P
06/03/2009 06:57:31 AM · #7
I am relatively new to this forum and website. At first I saw a lot of new and interesting ideas then noticed some similar imagery coming up being repeatedly successful. Isn't that the voter's say and the photographer giving what people want to see? If I wanted to see new ideas and images, where would you suggest I look apart from this wonderful forum?

Cheers
06/03/2009 07:56:35 AM · #8
Hey 31.gif carlo, I hope my initial response wasn't too snarky, I was just fooling around. Actually, the fact that it is brought up so often is proof that people often feel the same way, and I understand where you're coming from. At the same time, I think one could easily argue that there is a very strong unifying theme amongst photos in National Geographic or most anywhere. It's evidence of at least somewhat of a universally appealing theme. Just because your image isn't universally appealing doesn't mean it isn't appealing. I already sorta posted my views in another thread just a bit ago, so I'll paste the relevant:
Comments usually give you at least a little tidbit which you can use to structure your approach later, if you decide you want to. Just because somebody says they'd like it more this other way, doesn't mean YOU want to guide your style in that direction, but it is still information you can use. I think my entry is successful if I get one person that really likes it, because I am sharing a vision with somebody. Now, it may not be my exact vision or interpretation of things when I captured them, but it is still a vision shared, just interpreted differently. The connection and realization of vision found in photography are what I really enjoy.

As for 21.gif chales question, the world is full of suggestions. Go create a new one. Photograph something ordinary from a bunch of new and confusing perspectives.
06/03/2009 08:17:45 AM · #9
Sunrises/sunsets are also cliché. Let's do away with them. ;-)

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06/03/2009 08:24:54 AM · #10
yup slippy sunsets, waterdrops, flowers, fruit, photos of your kids, photos of pretty asian ladies, hmmm. I think photos in general should be banned. lol or not. I don't really look at the photos anyway. I am here for the free food and spirits.
06/03/2009 08:27:29 AM · #11
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

I don't really look at the photos anyway. I am here for the free food and spirits.


There's free food and spirits? Gah damn it and I was under the impression you could only come here for an arguement! ;)
06/03/2009 08:27:30 AM · #12
I think nude women are pretty cliché, but don't mind if keep them out of the new rule.

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06/03/2009 08:29:25 AM · #13
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

yup slippy sunsets, waterdrops, flowers, fruit, photos of your kids, photos of pretty asian ladies, hmmm. I think photos in general should be banned. lol or not. I don't really look at the photos anyway. I am here for the free food and spirits.


As I like to say "The best photo is the one not taken" ;)
06/03/2009 08:33:25 AM · #14
This comment deserves a 10. but then I will probably be accused of friend voting so I am only going to give it a 5. which is probably going to be thought of as cliche. hmm do I dare bump it up to a 6?

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

I think nude women are pretty cliché, but don't mind if keep them out of the new rule.

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06/03/2009 08:34:50 AM · #15
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

This comment deserves a 10. but then I will probably be accused of friend voting so I am only going to give it a 5. which is probably going to be thought of as cliche. hmm do I dare bump it up to a 6?


Nope personally I would go the other way and vote it a 1 but then I like the title of Troll ;)
06/03/2009 08:37:57 AM · #16
Originally posted by chales:

I am relatively new to this forum and website. At first I saw a lot of new and interesting ideas then noticed some similar imagery coming up being repeatedly successful. Isn't that the voter's say and the photographer giving what people want to see? If I wanted to see new ideas and images, where would you suggest I look apart from this wonderful forum?

Cheers


You might want to check out the DPC Sweet Spots = Side Challenges.

With the stringent editing constraints of official challenges, members really explore and display their own unique styles.
06/03/2009 08:56:15 AM · #17
Originally posted by chales:

If I wanted to see new ideas and images, where would you suggest I look apart from this wonderful forum
Cheers

Places that do not reward people for coming in first?

Actually, if you want to find the new and unique stuff here, I would suggest looking at the stuff that comes in mid-pack in most challenges. This is where you will find good photography that is different enough to not have the broad appeal factor that comes in at the top.
06/03/2009 07:52:17 PM · #18
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

yup slippy sunsets, waterdrops, flowers, fruit, photos of your kids, photos of pretty asian ladies, hmmm. I think photos in general should be banned. lol or not. I don't really look at the photos anyway. I am here for the free food and spirits.


I must say I've learnt a great deal from this web site and challenge entries, and I must say I'm also learning from the forum. Actually, I feel very stupid. Firstly, I don't read the forums much and created a topic that's almost hypocritical. Secondly, most the comments have been helpful, but this one stands out the most. Probably 90% of photos in DPC are "cliché", how can you rule out 90%! The fact is, I don't like the glass shots much and they come up relatively often—not really worth starting a forum topic about. The fact that it got a blue ribbon shows most don't have the same view as me.
06/03/2009 07:54:44 PM · #19
Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

Hey 21.gif carlo, I hope my initial response wasn't too snarky, I was just fooling around.


Personally, I loved it.
06/03/2009 07:55:08 PM · #20
Don't fret it mate, we are just having a bit of fun with you :)

ETA: You should try a glass shot or 200, they are very hard to do well and you will learn heaps about lighting in your trials... Who knows you might like one enough to submit it! :)

Message edited by author 2009-06-03 19:57:53.
06/04/2009 01:12:50 AM · #21
Originally posted by Mark-A:

Don't fret it mate, we are just having a bit of fun with you :)

ETA: You should try a glass shot or 200, they are very hard to do well and you will learn heaps about lighting in your trials... Who knows you might like one enough to submit it! :)


And when you have mastered that try dropping water into it, that should keep you occupied for another few months lol

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Message edited by author 2009-06-04 01:14:59.
06/04/2009 01:16:03 AM · #22
Can I have some popcorn please?
06/04/2009 01:18:22 AM · #23
Originally posted by Judi:

Can I have some popcorn please?


Travel down and share my popcorn bucket...
06/04/2009 01:26:07 AM · #24
Originally posted by carlo:

The fact that it got a blue ribbon shows most don't have the same view as me.

Sometimes it is not a mater of getting a huge amount of high votes, but of avoiding the low votes.
06/04/2009 01:26:26 AM · #25
Originally posted by kaiser_chief:

Originally posted by Judi:

Can I have some popcorn please?


Travel down and share my popcorn bucket...


Ooooh no way...it's too cold down there...you travel up here and share your popcorn! Hehehe!
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