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Portrait of the Hobbyist
Portrait of the Hobbyist
Donna21


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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 204 out of 241
Avg (all users): 4.8280
Avg (commenters): 4.8333
Avg (participants): 4.5897
Avg (non-participants): 4.9695
Views since voting: 545
Views during voting: 464
Votes: 314
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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12/12/2007 06:03:51 PM
Donna

I thought this picture was really underrated, I share your dilike of SP's (you better believe my teeth were gritted for mine) and the idea of focussing on the camera rather than yourself was (imo) great. To be fair I had though it was a little noisy, but far better than the score suggests

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12/12/2007 09:52:07 AM
Oh, well,. The idea was that a hobbyist (as opposed to an artist - I was playing off the title "Portrait of the Artist") focuses more on the tools of the hobby (and not just in photography) than on internalizing it.
Appaerntly I did better at showing my subject than I thought. It wasn't my intention to show it, but melethia saw right through me. part of why I am behind the camera is so that I'm not in the pictures (I hate pictures of me, lol).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 06:26:23 PM
You should've looked into the lens instead of at the view screen on your camera. That way we could see your eyes. BB
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12/08/2007 05:10:57 PM
focus is a little soft here
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12/08/2007 12:19:22 AM
I feel this seems a bit noisey and soft.
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12/07/2007 11:34:52 PM
I think composition here is ok, even colors are fine, but focusing on the lens is not good enough. A bit dark photo overall. Next time I am sure you'll do much better ;)
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12/07/2007 06:01:56 PM
This is lovely, composition and your expression are really nice.
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12/06/2007 11:41:33 AM
I like the idea behind your SP, however would have liked to see more of you in the shot. Nice work.
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12/06/2007 01:30:02 AM
What I like about this is how it signifies to me a photographer's strong preference to be behind the camera, not in front of it (though there are exceptions!).
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12/06/2007 12:41:35 AM
Kinda grainy & kinda plain. The lens is the most interesting part of the photo, which really isn't the goal of a self portrait.
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12/05/2007 10:35:56 PM
It says something about your passion and I think a self portrait should be about who you are.
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12/05/2007 11:42:00 AM
Is this a portrait of you or the camera?
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12/05/2007 09:38:45 AM
Nice image.
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12/05/2007 08:06:18 AM
No, portrait of the camera of the hobbyist. It's (more) in focus.
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12/05/2007 12:11:58 AM
Appears to be more of a photo showing off the Fujinon lense... wish the focus was on you
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