shutterman

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Graphic Designer/Exhibit Designer
Joined on Apr 18, 2007
About me:

Within the next year I would like to get my freelance graphic design business well
on its way. Finding my way into a professional career has proved quite challenging
thusfar with everything I have had going on lately.It has been just about a year and
a half since graduation and within the next few weeks I should be settled in my
new house, married, had a nice honeymoon, and should be able to return to
actively pursue my career again since I have had it on the backburner for the past
year or so. I believe I can make my way into the design industry with perseverance,
help fom my colleagues, and through wonderful sites such as this one. Wish me
luck.

Comments

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On photo Long Goodbye ... in the Goodbye ! Use your imagination challenge (18 comments in total)

This is an incredible photo mate....I cannot say enough about it. From the idea down to technical ability is perfect...

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2010 at 02:24 UTC as 17th comment
On photo Temple Of Poseidon in the Hellas - Greece challenge (7 comments in total)

This is a very nice image...thanks for sharing...

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2010 at 03:28 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Good morning Colosseum in the Rome, Italy challenge (10 comments in total)

This is an absolutely gorgeous shot and so different than the normal touristy shot I normally see of this. I like the tones in the photo, the perfect compositional element of the light post, the fact that nothing and nobody else is in the photo, and the way the sun pops through one of the holes is freaking awesome. However, I got to ask is that the real sun or did you add that in? For some reason I was under the impression that the sun did not rise from that direction over the Colosseum, but I could be wrong.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2010 at 17:42 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Gokyo Ri in the Valley challenge (3 comments in total)

Absolutely stunning.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2010 at 01:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Years on my face in the Face with Wrinkles (B&W only) challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow, this is an awesome image. Awesome job...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2010 at 20:30 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Mirror, mirror... in the "L..."Like Lakes challenge (8 comments in total)

Wow, this is stunning. Great job....

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2010 at 07:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Buddhist Boy Monk in the People portraits challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a very nice composed shot IMO. The colors and subject matter are great. A very powerful shot indeed.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 21:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The old man in the People portraits challenge (5 comments in total)

This is a great shot. How much of this did you process in LR?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 21:48 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo another green world in the Challenge of Challenges 2009 challenge (1 comment in total)

I love the perspective here! Good job.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 05:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Our Lady of the Rock in the Challenge of Challenges 2009 challenge (1 comment in total)

This is still a personal fave of mine....

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 05:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tori on the Tracks in the Challenge of Challenges 2009 challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a very sweet image...good job.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 05:45 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Smoken Joe in the Challenge of Challenges 2009 challenge (1 comment in total)

This is an awesome image. How much PP did you put into this? it kind of has a grungy/gritty feel to it. I love it.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 05:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Silver tree in the Challenge of Challenges 2009 challenge (1 comment in total)

a personal fave of mine...

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Sunset at Latravik, Iceland in the Challenge of Challenges 2009 challenge (1 comment in total)

Still one of my personal faves...good work...

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 05:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Continuously in the Challenge of Challenges 2009 challenge (87 comments in total)

> Yes its an ok sunset landscape slow shutter ND kinda shot... seen a million of them, every week on the front of your fav photo mag... give the punters a bit of colour and slow shutter sunset and bingo, votes come in :) been there done that seen it all before.
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> Yes its a lovely shot, don't get me wrong. but if this is the best that DPR readers can do than I find it a bit sad.
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> Go here to look at some real photography...
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> http://www.davidalanharvey.com/
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> http://www.jonasbendiksen.com/
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> http://www.michaelnicknichols.com/
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> etc...
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Why would you call these guys real photographers? Is it because his photography seems to tell more of a story and contain some controversial subjects? Or, is it because he has traveled around to take pictures with meaning? I mean it is true that their pictures tell a story and touch on some real life subjects, but I would not put another's photo down just because you don't think their photo tells a story as touching as those you idolize. True the winning photo might not tell a story of poverty, or people's lives in other countries, spread the truth, etc. but it does indeed tell a story even if it is just a beautiful landscape. You are obviously looking at this in a biased manner because it does not live up to YOUR standard of what you call real photography and therefore IMO you have not opened your horizons.

I also have to say that IMO, the photographers you linked are in no doubt great successful photographers, but I would not call them any more real than another's. The only thing different is the subject matter and the story but that doesn't make them any less or more real than someone else's photos. In fact, IMO some of the guys you linked to do not seem to take great photos on the technical aspect of things. However, they are great photos because of the subject matter within them, but I am sure some people could nitpick the hell out of them if they so wanted. It is all in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I think the winning photo is well deserved and think that it is a fine piece of art. Don't knock it just because it is not your thing. We all have our differences in opinion that is what makes this world so great. If everyone liked the same thing then the world would be a rather dull place don't you think? However, no matter what anyone thinks, whether they agree or disagree, you should never put anyone down just because their photos is not your thing. I don't like bird photography but that doesn't mean I am going to knock anyone doing it. Some of you guys need to open your horizons some. Read some things by Dave Hickey. Sometimes art can just be art for the sake of being art. It doesn't always have to be so serious and tell grand mysterious stories to be a great piece of art. And, since all of you are knocking this photo and saying that it isn't all of that then I urge you to please go out and take some photos like this of your own as I would love to see them. I for one like looking at landscapes like this, distorted or not, they ease the soul. So, the more you guys take then the more great images I have to look at. Go ahead go out and get some shots like this.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2010 at 02:43 UTC as 44th comment
On photo Continuously in the Challenge of Challenges 2009 challenge (87 comments in total)

Congratulations on winning. I think this is a superb picture. In fact, every time I see it I am drawn to it and I have to click on it to see the larger version. I love long exposure shots and IMO there is nothing wrong with a little manipulation here and there. I see the manipulation and post processing as tools, to me they are no different than the camera itself as it is a tool as well. We use them all as a means to an end and if it takes a little tweaking to make a photo awesome instead of just good then so be it, most of us manipulate things when we take photos anyways. Simply choosing your composition is in a sense a manipulation of reality to some degree so I think it is fine. Even those shots that people think are more creative, like the ones of the people in the boat for example, are still manipulated as the photographer most likely posed them certain ways, got them to wear certain things etc. as it definitely does not seem like a candid shot. Anyways I congratulate you once again on a job well done. I would have been proud to take this shot. I would even like to have something like this hanging in my house some where. I would not pay any attention to all of the haters, enjoy your win.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2010 at 22:49 UTC as 49th comment
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