A&P Why is it that most photography students...

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    Suck balls? I look at most of their work and have no respect for it at all. Is that bad? Maybe they are trying too hard?
     
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    trying to break rules before having a solid foundation. too trendy or extreme
     
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    "omg, I'm so artsy"
     
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    I've taken a couple photography courses, Do I fall under the suck balls category?
     
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    I'm talking about full on photo students - majoring in photography. I'd just expect a lot more from them than what I see. There are a few that are good. Others just seem like they are going it because it's the cool thing to do. I guess I just don't understand the artistic expression crap that many art school preach to their photo students.
     
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    I know. I was just giving you a hard time. Most people are like, "wow you're into photography?! I've always wanted to do that, I love taking pictures." Then they take a class or two and they realize how hard it is and that they totally suck.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    so true

    although a lot of the time it seems the best photographers are the ones who are self taught
     
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    My dad was a photographer, so he taught me a TON of stuff. I went into my first photo class knowing more than anyone there. Then I just kept shooting and reading photo forums to fine tune my skills.
     
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    Theyre students...
    Theyre paying money to take pictures...

    If youre good, you generally get paid to take pictures. Not the other way round.
     
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    Everyone has to start somewhere. I know my first pictures weren't worth any money... :mamoru:
     
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    Dude in my comp class is a photography student and did a 10 minute presentation today on digital pictures and the black and white versions of them.
     
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    Forced expression? I find when I just go out and take pictures they kick ass, but when I have to because the occasion calls for it (friends, car races, family gatherings) I'm not on my A-game.
     
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    Yeah I found that a lot of people at college who did it just made everything black and white with high contrast and people were all 'wow'. Or they'd just do really extreme angles of stuff with a small DOF.

    I've learnt quite a lot just reading OTAP.
     
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    your opinion means nothing until i know what lenses you have.
     
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    Professional would be good. But I'm a student at Uni (not Photography, Product Design) in quite a small town in the UK. I joined the Photography society but they never come up with decent locations to travel to.
     
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    I've noticed a lot of them try to salvage a shitty photograph by explaining a shitload of "significance" to it. I never feel like I need to explain myself...either the photograph is good or it's not, I don't need to tell the viewer what to think: it's art and therefore is subjective.
     
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    :werd: I hate it when people explain art and what is represents. Just sounds like bs, even if it does make sense.
     
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    you do realize there are quite a few professional photographers that post here right? :hsugh:
     
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    Everyone was a beginner at some point in their life.
     
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    I dont have a problem with someone being a noob..but its the damn holier than thou attitude that pisses me off, example:

    shooting I was doing months ago one of the subjects was a photography student, i was having problems with my lights so he just kept mouthing off how i should take the pictures at f6 and us ISO 1600 and blablablabla ..sure as hell made me want to sock him with my camera.
     
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    What about those photography students that are just graduating and after four years of school still can't take a decent picture? :hsugh:
     

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