phototrope

phototrope

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Joined on Oct 10, 2007

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On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: Thank you for a well balanced 'telling it like it is' perspective of fashion photography.

I must say I am quite amazed at how many people had a raw nerve touched by it, maybe there is jealousy, or possibly they just don't want to face the reality!

Of course. Us "wannabe"s have nothing significant to offer the photography world except jelaousy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:02 UTC
On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)
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phototrope: A pessimistic and bitter article that contains few real tips, if any. What this article is really about is summed up in the first three words: "My photographic career".
Yes, the game has changed, and yes photographers entering the industry now need very different skills (other than the technical ones of how to use a camera, of course). The fact that the requisite skills have changed is clearly making the author bitter. This doesn't mean that young photographers should be cautioned away. In fact, I know some great "old-time" professionals who are aware of this and manage successfully to infuse their students with enthusiasm rather than fear and nostalgia.
As for the pictures, if these are the best he could do over a thirty year career, well no wonder he's bitter.
Sorry if that sounds harsh, but if an author lays out his opinions as "the Truth", he should be prepared to get a whole bunch of Truth thrown back at him.

So here iis what you got from his article:
1. Any field is far more that what the lay person perceives.
2. Hard work is the conrnerstone of any success

If you feel those two tips are worthy of coming from a "pro" photographer, then fine. I don't. Neither do I share your high evaluation of the photos in the article. Shallow or not, I disagree with you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 20:03 UTC
On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)

A pessimistic and bitter article that contains few real tips, if any. What this article is really about is summed up in the first three words: "My photographic career".
Yes, the game has changed, and yes photographers entering the industry now need very different skills (other than the technical ones of how to use a camera, of course). The fact that the requisite skills have changed is clearly making the author bitter. This doesn't mean that young photographers should be cautioned away. In fact, I know some great "old-time" professionals who are aware of this and manage successfully to infuse their students with enthusiasm rather than fear and nostalgia.
As for the pictures, if these are the best he could do over a thirty year career, well no wonder he's bitter.
Sorry if that sounds harsh, but if an author lays out his opinions as "the Truth", he should be prepared to get a whole bunch of Truth thrown back at him.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 15:30 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On DSC_0580ar photo in scrane's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

50mm? Really?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:43 UTC as 1st comment
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