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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 2:47 PM


Quote: agreed.... I'd add that the most important thing are the people who you know who are willing to recommend you, and then your proposition (what makes you different).

Doubt if there are any who would disagree with that Ade

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014557 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 2:57 PM


Quote: Of course you should always be able to back up your claims, if the industry recognises your work enough to award it, shouldn't your peers accept and recognise that too, rather than ignoring them?

agree 100%

however some people miss the first part - backing up the claim.

It's a bit like every CV in the world saying "self starter" and "works well in a team"

probably meant something once, now just a cliché which has not real meaning

thewilliam
14 Feb 2013 - 3:00 PM

Award-winning on its own isn't enough. A photographer needs to be "passionate about image-making" as well!

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109967 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:02 PM

Hmm - 3 pages about not very much - maybe a case of protesting too much.

Its all BS anyway so who cares what someone puts on their advertising bumpf?

We do seem to have a lot of time to waste when we could be out creating "Award Winning Works of Art"

Rates up there with "Fine Art Prints" and "Giclee" as far as I am concerned

Let's start a campaign for honest advertising, I'll start

"I take crap pictures, over manipulate them until they look totally unreal then try to sell them to you in the hopes that you will think I'm doing something special so will pay me ridiculously high prices"

(Oh, by the way, I have an image in the Carnegie Institute of Natural History - does that make me a "World Famous Wildlife Photographer"? Tongue Grin Grin Grin )

Last Modified By brian1208 at 14 Feb 2013 - 4:06 PM
whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 94035 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:07 PM

"Book me, I can polish a turd!"

How is that for honesty for portrait work Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109967 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:10 PM

Oh yes, right on track (but can you gold plate one? ) Wink

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 94035 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:20 PM

Not personally, but I could probably find a man who could Smile

http://crapsouvenirs.com/25683/

Last Modified By whipspeed at 14 Feb 2013 - 4:23 PM
brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109967 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:32 PM

Reminds me of Reggie Perring and "The Grot Shop" Grin

javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:44 PM

I am an award winning photographer. The award was for my tiramisu and I am a photographer.

Now I grant you that is two true statements which placed that close to each other may give people the wrong impression and even the culinary award was rather company centric in source, but what they don't know won't hurt them. If they start to suspect I will give them free tiramisu made using the Brandy I bought from a UK supermarket supplying European source that smells like turps.

Last Modified By javam at 14 Feb 2013 - 4:45 PM
ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014557 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:06 PM


Quote: We do seem to have a lot of time to waste when we could be out creating "Award Winning Works of Art"

Rates up there with "Fine Art Prints" and "Giclee" as far as I am concerned

indeed - click here for a far more riveting discussion Wink

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014557 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:08 PM

This one is a classic Wink

Last Modified By ade_mcfade at 14 Feb 2013 - 5:08 PM
brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109967 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:19 PM

Score 2 for Ade Tongue

(He's got Testimonials you know Wink )

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014557 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:57 PM

lol - at least this is slightly photography rated Wink

To answer the question on the second link - I usually ask "who's calling" - they either ring off or tell you enough for you to say you're no interested Wink

or you can ask what they're wearing of course Wink

Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
14 Feb 2013 - 7:43 PM

I have been entering my snap shots on ephotozine for over 2 years and I have yet to make 30 votes to get a Readers Choice Award. however I could claim to be an
award winning Photographer because I won 'The Glenda Shield' in 1985 for best Slide of the year entered in the P.F T D. competitions.
PFTD = Photography for the Disabled.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214399 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:50 PM

I`ve one of few awards, none in photography.

Time I started calling myself an award wining photographer, sounds better than just photographer Smile

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