tomh1000

tomh1000

Lives in United States Clover, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.deltonalakes.com
Joined on Dec 8, 2003

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On The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching article (169 comments in total)
In reply to:

rttew: using photoshop is not real photography. improve your technique, don't depend on software to make your images for you.

I'm afraid I have to disagree here. Photography is a two step process. Taking the photo, and then developing the photo. Before Digital there was no Photoshop but there was a Dark Room and, many photographers did their own developing. The terms in Photoshop like Dodge, Burn, Cropping are all terms taken from working in the Dark Room years ago. These and other tools were used then and now replaced by tools like Photoshop. Now, of course, the original capture is important but, making a good photograph a great photograph one must use all the tools available just like they did years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:50 UTC
On Sticky Notes in the Art: Abstract Photography challenge (8 comments in total)

It was a few years back when I took the photo but if I remember right I had a very defused light source. I used f/16 to flatten the image optically and I wanted only the light and shadows to show dimension.

Thanks for looking and for the comment,
Tom

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2010 at 17:25 UTC as 5th comment
On Sticky Notes in the Art: Abstract Photography challenge (8 comments in total)

> Congratulations on winning this challenge. The photo is excellent and the idea behind it is brilliant.

Thanks for looking. I was sitting at my desk at work one day playing with these Sticky Notes. I noticed the even patterns they made as I spread them across the desk. I took some home and produced this image with them.

Tom

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2010 at 10:58 UTC as 7th comment
On Smooth Jazz in the "J..." Like Jazzy challenge (2 comments in total)

boudini wrote:
> It's hard to believe this guy plays jazz. Looks more rockabilly.

I can't disagree with you based on his look but this band did play a mix of both Blues and Jazz. I don't remember the name though. It was a few years back.

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Tom

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 16:46 UTC as 1st comment
On Asian Prayer in the Prayer challenge (2 comments in total)

Anirut J wrote:
> As a Thai (South East Asian), may I say that this lady is not in a prayer. With this mood, she's either saying "welcome" or "thank you". This gesture of "Whai" (a Thai word) does not always mean prayer. It is a gesture of respect. I have nothing against the picture, just wanting to share some cultural understanding.

Thanks for the comment, Anirut. I do agree with what you say but overall I thought it still fit the challenge since not many would pick that out. There was another one I was thinking of entering that was really a "Prayer" moment but I wasn't happy with the overall quality so I used this one. This one was taken in Charlotte, NC during an annual "Dragon Boat Festival" My wife and I try to go every year. It's great fun.

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Tom

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 16:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Nathan Road - Hong Kong in the Film Noir Neon at night challenge (2 comments in total)

AlexBakerPhotoz wrote:
> Great shot I love the flattened look, it looks like a tele shot but it's not.
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> Good job.
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> Alex - challenge host

Glad you liked the shot and thanks for the comment.

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Tom

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 16:26 UTC as 1st comment
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