I suck...

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Nigel Wilkins
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Re: I suck...
In reply to Jack McHammocklashing, Oct 17, 2013

Jack McHammocklashing wrote:

I understand what Don means, we have the same at our club, those that have and those like I have not

The comp was Monkeys

Three obviously with the best gear jetted off to Japan and got snow monkeys

I got a monkey from the local zoo

Some got monkies from the safari park

Guess who won

Why the exotic monkey pix off course

Apart from myself (new) all the others had cracking portfolio's, just not the exotic correct scenery

Though I do admit the lady of the three mega money team, did also win the MONARCH OF THE GLEN stag pics, and we all live amongst those Scottish Stags

Really what I and Don are I belive trying to say is if your subject is in the correct surroundings then you really do have the edge

Jack McH

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Chillu chi nun si fa l'affari sua, ccù la linterna va circannù guai:
He who doesn't mind his own business
uses his lantern to look for trouble.

And this is where the confusion lies.  These competition winners are relying on the subject matter to win competitions.  The judges are looking at the subject matter & because it's so different from what they might normally see, they give the photos higher marks.

Do you think their photography is better than yours, or is it just the subjects that are better?

If you agree it's the subjects, then they've actually won a subject competition, not a photography competition.  That being the case, I'd steer well clear of these competitions.  Come to think of it, judging by your outlook, I'd steer clear of the clubs as well, because they seem to be geared around competitions.  Photography isn't about winning!

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