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04/02/2007 12:43:31 AM · #151
actually, you still have a month to go!
04/03/2007 10:39:30 AM · #152
Hi all!

Keep forgetting I belong here too...and just to give everyone hope, esp those considering stock photography, I just sold my first pic on Fotolia today, so I'm real happy! :-)
04/03/2007 11:16:19 PM · #153
go Snaffles!
04/03/2007 11:17:00 PM · #154
oh, btw. with my spinning entry, it looks like i'll be around au5 for a while :)
04/03/2007 11:51:45 PM · #155
Originally posted by snaffles:

Hi all!

Keep forgetting I belong here too...and just to give everyone hope, esp those considering stock photography, I just sold my first pic on Fotolia today, so I'm real happy! :-)


Congrats! This is great!
04/04/2007 12:11:31 AM · #156
i apparently have beautiful eyes!

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04/04/2007 02:30:28 AM · #157
We probably get discouraged pretty easily sometimes. But we do great things too! It's not nice to brag, but sometimes it can be positive to be able to proclaim something good about ourselves.

So I think it is time for...

--AU5 Assignment #2!--

Name one thing relating to photography that you do well.
04/04/2007 02:31:31 AM · #158
--AU5 Assignment #2--

I see potential in images, taken or yet to be taken, that others might discard or view as worthless.

04/04/2007 02:50:23 AM · #159
That you do! Your post processing skills are excellent, and you really do "see" things that others often overlook.
04/04/2007 02:54:59 AM · #160
Originally posted by Melethia:

That you do! Your post processing skills are excellent, and you really do "see" things that others often overlook.


:-) I have known something like this for a while but you mentioned it a little bit ago, which is why it is in my mind now.
04/04/2007 02:55:21 AM · #161
--AU5 Assignment #2--

i personally find that i'm good with low key usage. all of my shots so far seem to have used low key to their advantage, and for that i am proud. (of coarse though, i have no idea what i'll do when i encounter a high key challenge :P )
04/04/2007 02:57:24 AM · #162
Originally posted by klstover:



Name one thing relating to photography that you do well.


I can turn my camera on and off with great skill and expertese. I even know what the /- setting on my 20D means. In fact, I know what most of the settings on my camera mean. Now if only I could put them to great use!
04/04/2007 03:00:31 AM · #163
:-)

Don't know if your spinning shot counted as low key (not sure of the definition of it) but...
I commented that I would have prefered more contrast, right? But I gave it a higher score than I normally would B&W images that lack white/whitish tones. I think the way the background flowed and the face was a bit blurry sort of helped it to be muddled, but in a good way, which made it seem like the whites got "smudged out" as the picture moved.

Does that make any sense at all? LOL. What I'm trying to say is that normally when I see such a flatly toned image I usually think "ick" but didn't at all with yours because you did it better than most, like you were using it for a purpose.
04/04/2007 03:01:36 AM · #164
Originally posted by mist:

I can turn my camera on and off with great skill and expertese.


:-p

Originally posted by mist:

I even know what the /- setting on my 20D means. In fact, I know what most of the settings on my camera mean. Now if only I could put them to great use!


That's awesome. Sometimes settings are... well I don't know why, but I think they're just hard to get started learning. Very inertial trying to get the motivation sometimes.
04/04/2007 03:07:37 AM · #165
Originally posted by klstover:



That's awesome. Sometimes settings are... well I don't know why, but I think they're just hard to get started learning. Very inertial trying to get the motivation sometimes.


See with me the technicality of it is the easy part. The hard part is the artisitc side, which I suppose is from where comes "wow" and instincitively knowing what makes a shot with great appeal. This side is the one that I see from the constant winners here. Either that or they are just making it look easy.
04/04/2007 03:11:15 AM · #166
here is what i think ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mist should have used for his --AU5 Assignment--:

i'm great with shooting portraits of my cat. i don't need to use tranqs, but my cat will pose on several different ocassions with no problems. infact because of this, i'm feeling generous enough to write a tutorial on how to get your cats to pose, with out getting your foot into legalities.

well folks, you heard it here, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mist is writing a tutorial for us! hoora! :D
04/04/2007 03:16:21 AM · #167
mist: Ah. Makes sense.
Muppet: LOL
04/04/2007 03:24:18 AM · #168
Originally posted by Muppet:

here is what i think ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mist should have used for his --AU5 Assignment--:

i'm great with shooting portraits of my cat. i don't need to use tranqs, but my cat will pose on several different ocassions with no problems. infact because of this, i'm feeling generous enough to write a tutorial on how to get your cats to pose, with out getting your foot into legalities.

well folks, you heard it here, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mist is writing a tutorial for us! hoora! :D


haha. I cannot go against the evidence shown on my top line, which would suggest that I can take good shots of cats, and that they will happily pose however I would desire.

The truth of the matter though is that my cat shots come about through a combination of luck, timing and taking a whole shed-load of shots in the hope that just one of them may have turned out ;)

Actually there is a bit more skill involved than that might suggest, but (unfortunately) the cats really don't pose well. I'd say 50% of the time I just have the shot set up properly and the cat will move, leaving me with a photo of half a cat, or a photo of a blur.
04/04/2007 10:48:48 AM · #169
I think I'm best at 'seeing' a shot, taking a snap as opposed to a real pic (and getting dinged accordingly) and shoehorning them into challenges (and getting dinged accordingly). BTW my last three challenges are all tanking around 4, so my average should plummet and make me a lifelong member of this fine club! LOL! ;-)
04/04/2007 02:18:53 PM · #170
hmm... i think i should thank ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' klstover and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' dsterner for their comments on my spinning entry...meh, there >.<'
04/05/2007 09:28:22 PM · #171
--AU5 Assignment--
I am pretty good at keeping my camera clean and dust free...past that, well I don't know, just about the time I think I am starting to "get it" I go out and shoot something absolutely terrible!!! LOL. Small steps, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step so they say, I just wish the steps were more clear sometimes!! lol.
04/05/2007 09:39:02 PM · #172
AU5 Assignment

This is difficult. I tend to be a perfectionist in some things so I don't think that there is a lot that meets my standard. However, that does drive me to read and research and try a lot of new things.

I guess the one thing I do well is to take a TON of shots. I just ordered a 4gb because I keep filling up a 1gb card (in jpeg). It drives my husband nuts. He will shoot 1-2 shots for every 60 of mine. It's really funny, but I have learned a lot.
04/05/2007 09:50:21 PM · #173
AU5 Assignment

I'm really good at creating patterns. 4, 4, 4, 5, 4, 4, 4, 5. LOL Oh, and zoo shots!
04/05/2007 09:50:47 PM · #174
Originally posted by WriteHeart:

AU5 Assignment

This is difficult. I tend to be a perfectionist in some things so I don't think that there is a lot that meets my standard. However, that does drive me to read and research and try a lot of new things.

I guess the one thing I do well is to take a TON of shots. I just ordered a 4gb because I keep filling up a 1gb card (in jpeg). It drives my husband nuts. He will shoot 1-2 shots for every 60 of mine. It's really funny, but I have learned a lot.

Yeah, I have been trying to cut down from my normal Gazillion shots per situation, so far this has kinda been a bad thing, I find I have fewer good shots to chose from, I think it's time I go back to shooting everything with at least 20 frames...or 50, whatever...lol.
04/06/2007 12:22:02 AM · #175
Yay zoo shots!
Boo perfectionism but I definitely know what that's like!
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