agc73: After having a look at the submissions I think the request should be:
"Submit your best portrait"
This would ensure a bit more quality hopefully.
I agree - some OK stuff but people are spamming that thread with heaps of mediocre and, more to the point, repetitive photos.
jorepuusa: How to tell for whom this site is made.It is easy. Look at the picture of bald guy shooting with canon.He makes three fundamental ergonomic mistakes when holding the cam.First. His left eye is shut. Professionals and hardcore amateurs know that both eyes should be open.Second. He has his fingertip on release. Nope. It should be his first joint.Third. Left hand should be palm against the cam body.These are the basics.But then, site is for amateurs about cameras, not about photography.
Jore PuusaTeacher of photojournalism.Helsinki, Finland.
You beat me to it, George! I thought Jore Puusa was just trying to be funny, then I thought maybe this was serious… I kind of hope it was, because that makes it even funnier, picturing the “Teacher of photojournalism” typing out angry messages in the dark Helsinki night. As a member of the bald community, a one-eye-closed shooter, AND a photography teacher, this puts me in a real quandary….
larrytusaz: PBase for me.
I post my images in PBase--yes, PBase--and LINK to them. I've had a PBase account since mid-2004, they've always worked well for me--why would I suddenly start uploading them to social networking? To "tag" people? Meh. People don't always like to be tagged anyway.
Besides, photo-hosting sites to me do a better job. I can easily load multiple images by ZIPping them first. Metadata is shown. There are far more size options. I can control the layout far more.
Maybe other people like Facebook for photos more--I have no desire to do like them just to follow what's currently "the thing."
What I really like about PBase, though, is one of the things others criticize them for--they have changed very little in the 7-8 years I've had them, but frankly, I LIKE it that they have stayed the same. Facebook changes everything WAY too often. Something works, leave it alone and quick tweaking it every 5 seconds.
And--NO STINKING ADS!
Thank you PBase for that.
Good point about constant change vs stability. Pbase is predictable, customizable, and I have yet to find any photo sharing webpage that looks as good and is as easy to use.