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01/20/2006 06:46:51 PM · #151
I am guilty of posting awful shots, just to hear people cry why! why! why! would you put that before my precious eyes?
01/20/2006 06:48:02 PM · #152
pffffttttt!
01/20/2006 06:49:28 PM · #153
Originally posted by jsas:

I am guilty of posting awful shots, just to hear people cry why! why! why! would you put that before my precious eyes?


You are a cruel and unusual man, Jeff. Mostly unusual.
01/20/2006 06:55:47 PM · #154
Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by jsas:

I am guilty of posting awful shots, just to hear people cry why! why! why! would you put that before my precious eyes?


You are a cruel and unusual man, Jeff. Mostly unusual.


I am not mostly!
01/20/2006 06:58:11 PM · #155
You are too!
01/20/2006 06:59:39 PM · #156
Originally posted by brizmama:

You are too!


I am not too either! Tag teaming huh?
01/20/2006 07:05:41 PM · #157
Originally posted by strangeghost:

Some people are genuinely beginners, and just want to improve. They post pictures because they want to learn. They want other photographers to see their stuff and give them feedback on how to improve. Some people have no aspirations of greatness, but they like to shoot and share.

Too bad there's not a website where they can indulge those desires.

Oh, there is. It's right here. DPC!!


Exactly right! My first were truly awful.
01/20/2006 07:07:01 PM · #158
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01/20/2006 07:20:06 PM · #159
I just finished commenting on every photo I gave a 10 to in the Best of 2005 challenge.

I flirted briefly with commenting on every photo I gave a 1 to, about the same number, but decided not to. It's sad, because the 1's probably need the comments more than the 10's. But so often the comments aren't appreciated.

So here's my offer. If your photo ranks in the bottom 10% of the "Best of 2005" challenge, and you would sincerely appreciate some candid feedback on it ... just PM me after voting ends and I will respond with a thoughtful, direct, and hopefully constructive comment.
01/20/2006 07:35:38 PM · #160
WOW!! I wish I would have read this thread before I started with DPC. I was nervous about my work before, now, I am terrified...
01/20/2006 07:50:15 PM · #161
i enjoy some of the shots some may think they are aweful or they dont understand like my shots. but yet in galleries and classes i teach i get some praise. its kind of funny i have a lot of you cant be serious comments i just laugh
01/20/2006 07:50:30 PM · #162
i enjoy some of the shots some may think they are aweful or they dont understand like my shots. but yet in galleries and classes i teach i get some praise. its kind of funny i have a lot of you cant be serious comments i just laugh
01/20/2006 08:20:00 PM · #163
Originally posted by awpollard:

... but you can't polish a turd.



Oh yes, you can!! See HERE
01/20/2006 08:26:01 PM · #164
If no one else posted really bad photos, then this thread would be about your photos.
01/20/2006 08:29:07 PM · #165
Originally posted by Megatherian:

It seems in every challenge there are a few shots that are truly awful. I mean TRULY awful. ...

On person's awful is another person's masterpiece
01/20/2006 08:29:45 PM · #166
People put in what they are happy with does not matter to them if people think it sucks:)
01/20/2006 08:49:08 PM · #167
Originally posted by xion:

Hmm ... I'd like to know where obese people really started from :S


which brings me to the next question: would we rather be obese with a great eye for pitchers or would we rather be mediocre photographers with a perfect body?

I mean, if we focus all the attention any one of those aspirations demand, what would or does usually happen to the other one?

(Only an artist will answer this one in his sleep).
01/20/2006 09:02:36 PM · #168
If y'all are going to resurect this thread all I ask is that you please read the entire thing before adding an emotional response to it. There was a lot of misunderstanding in the thread and a lot of name calling.

I don't believe it was anyone's intention (I know it wasn't mine) to offend anyone or scare anyone off from the site.

I'm sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings.
01/20/2006 09:09:40 PM · #169
The original question is why people post awful shots.

Reason is "BECAUSE WE CAN!"

01/20/2006 09:20:33 PM · #170
Originally posted by zeuszen:

Originally posted by xion:

Hmm ... I'd like to know where obese people really started from :S


which brings me to the next question: would we rather be obese with a great eye for pitchers or would we rather be mediocre photographers with a perfect body?

I mean, if we focus all the attention any one of those aspirations demand, what would or does usually happen to the other one?

(Only an artist will answer this one in his sleep).


I don't give a crap what anyone looks like, but to be able to take a great picture of what would usually be considered an ugly person is an art unto itself.

Pretty people are easier to take pretty photographs of, that's all.
01/20/2006 09:22:59 PM · #171
Originally posted by Beagleboy:

Originally posted by northrop3:

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


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I am afraid it is... That's sound like a Socratic paradox to me...

Are you a thief only when other people see you stealing?

There is not really an issue with bad pictures being posted. Modern technology, unfortunately or fortunately, has enable us to acquire and hence send information - in any form - at a great speed. Let alone the fact that digital cameras give you the freedom to photograph anything! So the point is not really why people post bad pictures - the answer is that they do because they can. A hypothetical issue that would require lots of pages to tackle would be if they are actually aware the pictures they send are bad. But again you have another issue coming up... Subjectivity.

I have been a member of different photography fora for the past 2 years and this question is on the air, always... There is not really a straight answer to it but a plain suggestion: personal crtitique, practice, godd use of the DEL button and study of the Great Photographers and their meaning.
01/20/2006 09:24:50 PM · #172
i tried to get last place once. I missed by like 5 spots...maybe I shoulda inverted the photo in PS or something...
01/20/2006 09:33:31 PM · #173
I think it took me eight hours to read that ! LOL

Basically, everyone has their reasons, so here's mine.

Early on, I was REALLY trying to enter all the contests without skip any. It didn't work out, of course, because whenever I squeezed in the time to snap the pic and submit, it didn't turn out great (suprise, surprise).
Now, I have become more meticulous and for me this can mean taking 200+ pics or more. My technique of submitting last minute pics was painful for me, but the feedback was fantastic. I feel encouraged when I see the portofolios of those I admire and see their learning curves.

In short, yes, I submitted suckfest pics kinda on purpose, just to see if I could meet my personal goal (If I don't look closely, they're still sorta pretty to me, tho!) . :p

Hey, I love that I can come here to live and learn.

01/21/2006 03:20:38 AM · #174
All my shots are bad because i need new glasses and i use a mac with an old monitor, and im color blind so everything looks kickass to me. :D

And im out of beer.
01/21/2006 04:18:50 AM · #175
i say we should have a contest called "worst shot" where the lowest score gets the blue ribbon! last place is better than second to last....?;)
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