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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 11:09 AM

Playing Ade's game:

Please do the following to the person before you in the thread:

1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?
2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?
3. How do you think they can improve their PF?
4. What do you like to see in their PF?
5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?

So, please take part only if you can take criticism.

Smile

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conrad
conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 11:18 AM

Okay, let's have a go.

1. Dog portraits.
2. Still lifes, digital manipulations and architecture.
3. More variety.
4. Digital art.
5. Cattyal's and Ryuneo's portfolios.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 11:43 AM

1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?

A pretty wide and varied selection of shots, from lovely winter scenes, to parrots and architecture.


2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?

Probably people - there are a few portraits in there, and there are some good ones so I'd be interested to see more.



3. How do you think they can improve their PF?

Very hard to say with a varied set of images - though maybe a little more pzazz in the processing stakes. Some of the shots may lack a bit of dynamic range which can be boosted with a bit of tweaking with Curves, levels and sharpening. Don't be afraid to have white in a shot


4. What do you like to see in their PF?

See answer to question 2


5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?

I can't really see any specific direction that Conrad's heading in, there's a bit of everything there, so no one person would be appropriate as a result.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 11:53 AM

For Ade,
1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?
Creativity. He is one of the most (if not the most) creative person in EPZ. No fear of trying new techniques.

2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?
Art Nude?

3. How do you think they can improve their PF?
Not sure. I noticed sometimes you like to use a bit of diffused glow in your shots, which I am not keen on, but that's personal really.

4. What do you like to see in their PF?
Q2.

5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?
Shawry...or Delone...maybe

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318430 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 2:54 PM

ok I like the idea of this but I see Cole's basically blown it by completing the circle...lol

So to get it going again...

For Cole
1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?
Cole manages to do most subjects he tries competently> I recall meeting at Focus and he asked what would make his dog pictures better. I suggested getting an element of movement. He's since done that well.
The close ups flowers (snake) with rain drops are out there and with a bit of work could be incredible.

2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?
Emotion

3. How do you think they can improve their PF?
Look at the art of photography rather than the technique. Have a go at taking pictures that go beyond a record of the subject. Pictures that stir emotion, have mood, have drama. I feel the close ups of the flowers and rain go beyond the normal approach.

4. What do you like to see in their PF?
Points raised in 3

5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?
Stick with nature and check out the work of Tim Flach

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Picture_Newport

For Pete
1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?

Variety, Creativety and a good eye, Petes photographs are compositionally sound and always techically excellent. Also a lot of images, but then being one of the first to upload you would expect that.

2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?

People. Although Pete photographs people he does not do it often enough for me, I like portraits and the ones that Pete has done are good, would like to see more.

3. How do you think they can improve their PF?

Dont want to sound like I am buttering him up, but apart from what I said about photographing people, I can't really see where he could improve. See Q.1

4. What do you like to see in their PF?

As previous.. More people photographs. I also really like Petes Digitally Manipulated stuff, such as, 'It's Grim up North', very nicely done.

5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?

Lawrence Ripsher, Loretta Lux

Paul

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318430 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 3:22 PM

Thanks for that Paul (I got of lightly Wink )...and thanks for the links...I'd never seen the work of Lawrence and it's given me a few ideas with subtle people placement that we tend not to see too much on ePHOTOzine.
I saw Loretta's work featured in Hotshoe Magazine several years ago. Stunning portraits.

Now who's going to add a comment on Paul's portfolio?

Last Modified By Pete at 15 Jun 2009 - 3:23 PM
discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93443 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 6:55 PM

I'll have a bash Smile

1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?
Studio work often feels very static. I like the fact that much of Paul's work carries a sense of movement and a broader (sometimes off-set) context
2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?
Until very recently, I had felt that the palette of colours on the whole is very cold, which limits the range of expressions (moods) for the portfolio. Some of the recent shots have addressed this.
3. How do you think they can improve their PF?
I'd like to see some more experimentation, perhaps using gels, and colour mixes with your lighting setups.
4. What do you like to see in their PF?
Some of the background choices for portraits are exceptional. The outdoor stuff is good to, so more of that.
5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?I'll get back to you on this one, because I hae something in mind but can't remember the name Smile

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v8dunc
v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 7:18 PM

Difficult one to c&c

1.like the landscape.and macro work (not to keen on the obvious HDR type shots)
2.Not much lacking,obviously a very accomplished tog

3.Difficult to say ,he does what he does very well

4. not sure on this one

5.pass

Cheers Duncan

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 8:21 PM

For Dunc:

1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?

I really like the frozen Rannoch Moor set, a very different look to the normal views up there (and I'm insanely jealous that I met him up there the week after it chose to be frozen and have a nice sunrise!) I do like the variety of other subjects in there too, but those are my favourite

2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?

Beginning to be a bit of a theme here, but people, and possibly some less wintery landscapes

3. How do you think they can improve their PF?

At the risk of my pot handle emerging here, uploading a bit more often Smile

4. What do you like to see in their PF?

I think the landscape and wildlife stuff is the best in there

5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?

Oh my, I haven't a clue, sorry Dunc!

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v8dunc
v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 8:32 PM

Thanks Katy

Overread
Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 9:03 PM

1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?

hmm quite a bit to like in Rowarriors - landscapes, flowers, wildlife - even some safari work as well which is always good to see - some good ones in there like the leopard and his dinner. I also see a lot of variety in the shots as well - not just the same thing over and over, but a lot of different works appearing from sports, to bikes to flowers to buildings

2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?

I see a lot of variety, but less macro work and no bugs!

3. How do you think they can improve their PF?

Difficult to say really since there is clearly a lot of variation in subject matter and styles of shot - might just have to go with uploading more shots Wink

4. What do you like to see in their PF?

Bugs! Its about the only thing missing - unless you start experimenting with black and white

5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?

Tricky since I know so few, but with a clear eye for nature work showing in her portfolio I would say have a look at Juza's work link

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Kris_Dutson
15 Jun 2009 - 9:05 PM

For Katy

1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?

Some well thought out landscapes

2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?

Emotion

3. How do you think they can improve their PF?

As above - try to capture some emotion in your subject(s). The portraits especially

4. What do you like to see in their PF?

The landscapes

5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?

Codiac, Paul Steffan for their landscape work and some of our Eastern bloc friends for their portraits. Wink

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 9:23 PM

Oh, a twofer, thanks guys!

Think I'll avoid the bugs though, even looking at them makes my skin itch, sorry!

Kris_Dutson
15 Jun 2009 - 9:25 PM

Ooops, didn't realise I'd been beaten to it - sorry Alex. Smile

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