A&P How do I tell this girl she sucks at photography? *pics*

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  1. gnat

    gnat New Member

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    She has people kissin her ass saying how great her photos are and paying her to take them... I have an eye for framing a shot but I don't claim to be a photographer. Please take a look at these washed out or over processed pics and tell me what it is I should tell her. I just don't know all the phrases and detailed explinations of why these suck but surely someone will give me some criticism to pass on. It's a friend of mine so I don't want to be an ass but I would like to tell her what she should or shouldn't be doing.

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  2. gnat

    gnat New Member

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    Some of the pics look like she's going for that old holga film look but almost everything I see her post is just blown out to hell and back. wtf... or am I just behind the times and this is the 'new' acceptable thing?
     
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    :wtf:

    over exposed with some kind of weird grain filter added it looks like.

    Whatever she's doing is also taking all the sharpness out of the pics... like she's taking her shots with a web cam from 1996.
     
  4. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    they aren't bad at all. She has her own style. Some people obviously like it and that's what they want. I think they are kind of cool.

    Looks like she has some nice stuff in her portfolio.
    http://ehfphotography.com/?load=flash

    I give her credit.
     
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  5. gnat

    gnat New Member

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    I give her credit for some shots but there's like one in ten that I would be happy with if she were taking photos for me. I guess I feel like she dresses them up with an overkill of post processing to make her shots interesting to look at.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    if thats your style and your look, then do what you like. I'm all about overexposed pics, because it makes certain colors pop. Those are a little above my taste, but they're not bad as long as you're consistent in your look. ;)
     
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    :coolugh:
     
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  9. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    LOL 2nd to last I REALLY had to look hard for him.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    :rofl: me too
     
  11. gnat

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: those are awesome
     
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    She > you. You just jealous she is making cash money yo.
     
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    Her photos are pretty good actually. Her posing and composition are good, and the expressions she's getting out of the people are pleasing too.

    The only thing is how she loves the way overblown look -- which I personally don't care for -- but her look is her look...for the moment.

    That's probably something she'll grow out of eventually anyways, either that or she's refine it and become more sophisticated in how she presents the "overprocessed" look so it's a bit more subtle and less of a novelty.

    She's got a good eye for expressions though, way better than most of what makes it into otap.

    Sorry you came in here looking for ammo of why she sucks. But she doesn't suck.



    These people shown like the emotions captured of themselves, no wonder they want her to take their pictures.

    You may not like them...fair enough...but that's different from her sucking. Which she doesn't. A little tweaking and she'll be awesome.

    She>you.

    simple as that.
     
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    i thought it was a joke and was like o hes not in this last one, wait theres one more, he has to be in this one!
     
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    Maybe she has a really shitty monitor and these look gorgeous when viewed on that because that's what she edits them for?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Hey if she can make money from it and her clients are happy than more power to her.

    She looks as if she has developed her own style, some things that people have a hard time doing. Give credit where credit is due. Her style may not suit you but its far from being classified as "shitty or sucks"

    Its actually pretty good, good framing, good composition. Sure teh editing is over the top, for some people, but people say that about everybody that proces their work heavily from Howard Schatz, to Chase Jarvis, to Dave Hill, to Jill Greenberg. Yet when you see an image of theirs you know right away without looking at the credit that its theirs.

    IMHO, worry more about your own work, and less about others. Strive to be the best you can be, and stop comparing yourself to others or trying to bash another persons work anonymously online.

    I mean yeah we have all done it, but there comes a time where you will realize its not about what others or doing or not doing, but rather what you are doing or not doing.
     
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    Good photos. Horrible post processing.
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Saved me some typing......was going to spout about an identical sentence or two.
     
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    Those are pretty good. I like the style.
     
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  22. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    if people like them and are PAYING HER then the market has spoken. why the fuck do you care?
     
  23. gnat

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    :rofl: no not so much.
     
  24. gnat

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    The 'suck' was more or less to get people to look in the thread but ok... anyone can be better than I at taking pics seeing how I don't really take them to start with. I never said anything negative about the subject matter or composition it's the pp I don't care for.

    As for ammo I'm not really looking for that either, perhaps you missed the part about her being my friend and I was just looking for criticism that I could pass on. I wouldn't give that to her in a negative way to begin with. If anything I was looking for a way to help her tone it down and have better shots.
     
  25. gnat

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    Not comparing and not worried about my own non-existant work...

    Almost hypocritical that so many would say "she > u " or that I'm "hating" all the while I'm being hated on for asking for criticism of her work.
     

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