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SteveCharles
18 Aug 2009 - 10:14 AM


Quote: 23 categories with up to three selectable per image aren’t enough to categorise an image?

Depends what you're shooting, in some cases not. I really struggle to categorise some of mine, but maybe that comes down to my interpretation of a category.

If you photograph models in a studio, you have a wealth of options - fine art nude, nude/glamour, portraits/people, flash/lighting etc. Whereas anything involving the built environment is architecture, and that's it.

To use one of my own as an example, this series is one I found hard to classify. To me, it's documentary, but not photojournalism (I think there's a difference), it includes buildings but it's not really architecture, and so on. OK, it's a bit leftfield by EPZ standards, and I sound picky, but I think with increased membership and diversity of material there needs to be finer classification. Not everyone shoots standard landscapes, nudes & wildlife.

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roxpix
roxpix  102236 forum posts Scotland11 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 10:54 AM

Personally Steve I think the categories you’ve chosen are fine and suit well.
You could have added General as a third option

You may have struggled for definition as this you are attempting to define a series of photographs which is a feature not readily supported on the site except through the ‘Version’ application

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315163 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 11:52 AM


Quote: May I suggest someone starts a group. Then anyone who decides to join in uploads their shot with strobism as a tag, and after uploading the shot they could add a variation (selecting technique) showing the lighting set up. Bingo...the same result

That`s cool, might go out and take pics of intruder alarms that have been set off, loads each night round by me Smile

ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 1:34 PM

If all these arguments are sound then why oh why have we just introduced Street Photography??? Its just as easy to tag and search so I just don't buy that argument at all. I go back to the original posting for this thread and I would say it is clear that there are two important categories missing - blindingly obvious that they are missing in my opinion. They don't fit any other category apart from general - but everything fits general. It is an absolute nonsense that nightime and maritime/waterscapes are missing imho.

If we have 23 categories we can easily have a nice round 25 categories.

The campaign continues!

Best wishes

Robert

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 1:41 PM

yeah why was street photography aded as a category then that is an interesting question

SteveCharles
18 Aug 2009 - 1:49 PM

Because we pinned Pete down and threatened to steal his dinner money if it wasn't...

It was added during the course of this thread. A few of us were moaning about the lack of decent street photography, and lo and behold it appeared...

ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 1:52 PM

Ok so there are a few of us moaning about the lack of two other imprtant categories so lo and behold they ...

How much dinner money was he carrying?

Cheers

Robert

miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 2:24 PM

I actually feel there are too many categories and they should be reduced with more use of Tags.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 2:58 PM


Quote: I actually feel there are too many categories and they should be reduced with more use of Tags.

I too have felt this - for a very long time!

Fewer, but more comprehensively described (or conversely more generic), categories would be better.

SteveCharles
18 Aug 2009 - 3:39 PM

OK, just been having a play with searching by tags. I will put my hands up and admit that I haven't been the best at tagging my photos, and obviously for it to work well it requires the input of the members. Something I need to put more effort into.

If you would rather people searched by tags than categories, then I feel it needs to be more obvious that it can be done. If you go on to the gallery page, there is no mention that I can see of the ability to search by tags, only by category. You can indeed type a word into the search box, and it works well, but it's not that obvious or highlighting the tag feature.

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 4:08 PM

so why is street 'togging more important than night work
that it gets its own category ?

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012601 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 4:11 PM

I dont think its a question of importance as such, street photography gets a category because it is a genre whereas night photography is a technique.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 4:15 PM

May I suggest to have categories for Morning Photography, Afternoon Photography, Teatime Photography, and Evening Photography as well? Please?
Smile

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 4:22 PM

ha bl**dy ha !!!

fauxtography
18 Aug 2009 - 4:29 PM


Quote: Ha bl**dy ha !!!

Now that's a funny category request....

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