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SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
20 Sep 2012 7:52PM

Quote:If your pic isn't upto scratch, monochrome it, if it still no good, DM it

DM? Deutschmark?



Designated Marksman. military marksman role in a U.S. infantry squad. The DM's role is to supply rapid accurate fire on enemy targets at ranges up to 870 yds with a highly-accurate semi-automatic rifle equipped with a telescopic sight.

There've been a few pics on here I'd like to have done that to. Wink

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Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
20 Sep 2012 9:13PM
At least that chip on the shoulder is consistent.

(click on topics created link) although looking at the OPs PF I would suspect a frustration in not been able to create some of the great DMs we see on here.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
20 Sep 2012 10:45PM
If you think DM's a "problem" on here, check out 500px or pixoto.... you'll not see a natural eye in any of the awards areas
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
20 Sep 2012 10:49PM
Ade any site would be a very dull place without a little DM Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
20 Sep 2012 10:58PM
is that actually true? Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
20 Sep 2012 10:58PM
Guess the news would be boring without a few deaths to report Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
20 Sep 2012 11:08PM
Not quite the same is it Ade.

A good 90% of awarded images will have some form of manipulation, without it landscapes and the like will not get a look in.

The award gallery would contain nothing but birds on sticks Smile

Don`t get me wrong, manipulation is good in my book.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 5:11PM

Quote:The award gallery would contain nothing but birds on sticks


And what's wrong with that may I ask! Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 Sep 2012 8:02PM
Nothing at all Smile
Lowestoftis 4 33 3
23 Sep 2012 6:36PM
Has anyone at ephotozine thought about having an award section just for photographs. I mean for people who just point their camera and click the shutter. I know this sounds old fashioned, but with the upsurge in popularity in vinyl records, and people looking to get back into the dark art of darkroom processing maybe this might not be as stupid as it sounds. The internet is now overloaded with images that have been manipulated, some look amazing, but most, including the ones seen on here have all been done before (although they still get awards). If Alexander Rodchenko had uploaded his photographs on ephotozine he would have been lucky if he got a vote, let alone an award, so I really think that the people given the task of awarding "Photographs" should have some idea of what a photograph looks like.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
23 Sep 2012 6:41PM
How would you know if something had been manipulated? Sometimes work is so subtle and clever that it looks real.
Lowestoftis 4 33 3
23 Sep 2012 6:53PM
I'm old, but I still have a brain Slowsong, so thankfully I can still tell the difference between photography and bullshit (digital art).
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
23 Sep 2012 6:56PM
Having been involved in photography for over 30 years and in that time judging print competitions of the old darkroom world, been involved in the competition element of the leading traditional photography magazines and having used every film format from 110 to 10x8 I think I have some idea of what a photograph looks like.
Lowestoftis 4 33 3
23 Sep 2012 7:08PM
Pete I really don't think you have a clue what real photography looks like. There are photographs posted on here that are frankly incredible (not mine) and they are completley ignored in favour of some image that has been engineered to look good by the use of some fancy software. Employ a proper photographer to look through the images and they might spot class. On a personal note I'm starting to take photographs using glass plates, with a 10 second exposure it's bloody tricky. But one decent shot makes it all worthwhile.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
23 Sep 2012 7:11PM
Well rather than get upset by my choice, volunteer to be guest editor and who us the talent !

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