A&P Photography in General

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by ihkskim, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. ihkskim

    ihkskim OT Supporter

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    who believes it's something you are born with? I mean when it comes to lighting~ all that can be taught but what about the subjects and "emotions"

    i'm asking because i was showing some pics i took of my friend at the beach and one of my good friend said it sucks and has no emotion. He also said photography is something your born with.. and he said i'm not one of them.

    i started 2 weeks ago btw. i've always had an interest in it just never persued it till now.

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    first would be good if the top of her head wasn't cropped off :hs:

    the 2nd one her smile looks kind of forced/fake but that's not really your fault :o

    I wish I had a pretty girl that would model for me like that :hsd:
     
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    I like the second pic, but some would say that you "cut off her foot".

    If you want to be good....read, read, and read some more. I've gotten increasingly better over the past year just reading about lighting techniques, rule of thirds, etc.
     
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    but what about knowing what to take~ like landscapes, still life etc. do you think its something you are born with to have the eye for what woudl make a nice photo?

    thanks 4 the comments btw
     
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    Who is "he" that you asked? A friend of yours? A professional? I wouldn't be too hard on yourself if you started 2 weeks ago, you will learn to relax your subjects and get them comfortable in time. When your subjects are comfortable around you, that's when you have the best chance of getting great photos. Smile at your subjects often (they will reciprocate) and compliment/reassure them.

    I would be more inclined to agree with his statement if you guys were talking about music.
     
  7. ihkskim

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    oh sorry. one of my close friends said that to me. He's pretty good at it.. i would classify him as semi pro
     
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    If you like photography, if you enjoy it, then continue. No one assumed you were trying to make a living at it.

    Likewise no one really gives a shit if you enjoy karaoke but suck at singing.
    You do it purely for your own enjoyment anyways, right?

    I wouldn't worry too much about your "semi-pro" supposed friend who thinks you're no good and have no talent. He must be very good to spot talent after only 2 weeks. :rolleyes:
    Reminds me of that high school coach who cut Michael Jordan for having 'no talent'.
     
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    your friend is doing what is referred to as "job security"
     
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    photographers don't like to train their competition


    also 2 weeks is nothing
     
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    oh yeah, everything is 99% hard work. there's no other way around it
     
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    Whoever told you that you're born with photographic talent and you don't have it is just an asshole. Photography is a constant learning process that no one is great at in the first two weeks.
     
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    i dont think anyone was born with a camera, or camera and strobes :eek4:
     
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    or a sync speed of 1/250th of a second!
     
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    :mamoru::mamoru::mamoru:


    Seriously though... No one was born with this stuff... Some people develop their 'eye' faster than others, but at the end of the day, everyone gets better with practice.

    My best advice to you is to just go and shoot as much as you can. then look at what you shot, and think about what could be better. Then, next time you go shoot, focus on correcting that...

    I've been shooting for years, and I still do that... And still have a TON to learn...
     
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    some have got it, all can learn it
     
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    sure some may be born with natural talent when it comes to having an eye for composition and such..but you're not born knowing technique. Furthermore, having a good eye can also be taught and perfected with practice....so in conclusion, your friend is feeling insecure with the progress you've made in 2 weeks.
     
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    nice pics... examples of friend's pics?
     
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    asians never have emotion, they are scared and hide doing physics homework all day.
     
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    Not at all.
     
  21. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    Ive been doing a lot of reading (over 30 books) and practicing...
    I feel like i have lost some of my natural ability or the "eye" due to it.

    Then I look at some of my recent photos compared to ones I took a year ago.
    I can see so much improvement on technique and am pleased.
    Now I need to start letting my love for it merge with my learning.

    I guess what im saying is... Digital photography is two parts natural ability, one part technique, one part technical/gear. You need to sharpen all parts less they become dulled.



    Keep on shooting if you like it.
    Fuck what other people say.
     
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    Some people have a better eye for composition
    Some people can visualize lighting better than others
    Some of better opportunities to shoot in exotic locations
    Some have better connections with models and resources.

    Those are the only limiting factors to the potential a photographer can reach.
     
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    well said, I'm feel pretty much the same way (only instead of books it was the internet)
     
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    Yep. I've compared my stuff from just a year ago when I started, and it's a huge difference. My first stuff was borderline snapshot :(

    You keep learning -- and i'm not sure how good of a friend yours is. A real friend would never say that...

    Cute girl, needs a real smile.
     

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