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Member of the Week - Week 1 - G6DDS (Iain Geddes)


G6DDS 5 231 Scotland
19 Nov 2010 8:38PM
Wouldn't say i was very creative with my photography Ade, thats the one thing i lack. Look at most of the images on here and wish i'd thought of it. Creativity envy is also something i have.

I love manipulating my photos, i do have lots of ideas in that department, just wish i had the photographic skills to produce the images to manipulate.

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ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
19 Nov 2010 8:48PM
ok

from your first page of shots, post your fave on here and tell us why you like that more than the other 39 shots on the front page Wink
G6DDS 5 231 Scotland
19 Nov 2010 9:37PM
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I think i understand what you're asking Ade.
The above shot is my favourite because it's quite dark. I love gothic, dark, scary and other realm stuff. The original picture was not taken by myself but it's the quality of images i strive to take in the future. It's like i said earlier, i have the ideas but just not the skills. Now that i'm saying this out loud to myself and typing it i find it quite sad that my favourite image wasn't even taken by me! I have it printed large and in a frame, everyday i look at it and tell myself one day my pictures will be as good as that.
theorderingone 10 2.4k United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 9:44PM

Quote:everyday i look at it and tell myself one day my pictures will be as good as that.


So, starting today... What are you going to do to ensure this happens? Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
19 Nov 2010 9:45PM
cool shot Smile

wasn't really what I meant though - bad explanation from me

go to this page

you will see the last 40 shots YOU uploaded

pick your favourite from those 40 shots

Post it in here

Tell us all about it and why you think it is the best on the page - what you did right, was there anything technical you really liked, did you get something special from the model etc.
theorderingone 10 2.4k United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 9:48PM
That image is on his page Ade, Iain did the maniplations.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
19 Nov 2010 9:51PM
I'm blind

ignore me Wink
theorderingone 10 2.4k United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 10:00PM
Easily done Wink
G6DDS 5 231 Scotland
19 Nov 2010 10:07PM
I've started already by booking models or even just friends and shooting them. Practice makes perfect! Bought a whole load of books and even on here more studying portraits. I've got what I think are a few cracking images from today so if you asked me that question tomorrow Ade my answer would be different, will be uploading a new one tomorrow.
Bought a new house and will be converting a room into a studio, need to learn a lot about lighting and many other things.
theorderingone 10 2.4k United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 10:27PM
Excellent! Have you tried getting in touch with other photographers in your area/photographers you admire to ask for tips, or even to shadow/assist them on a shoot?
G6DDS 5 231 Scotland
19 Nov 2010 11:14PM
I've never really been someone who asks for help. I have tattooed on my inner arm "without struggle there is no progress"
If I can't figure something out myself I will search through books or the web for answers, asking people for help is a last resort.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
19 Nov 2010 11:18PM

Quote:asking people for help is a last resort


I've found most people are flattered if you ask them how you did something - especially on here.
theorderingone 10 2.4k United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 11:39PM

Quote:asking people for help is a last resort



Quote:I've found most people are flattered if you ask them how you did something - especially on here.


Indeed, that would be my experience too. Some of the best photographers I know of are the most approachable too. I suppose that comes with a lack of insecurity.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
19 Nov 2010 11:51PM
slightly different angle on the same theme...

which piece of kit/setup do you think would help you achieve the shots you're after?

For what it's worth, for me it would be 2 Elinchrom Rangers (the 2K ones) with huge 6 foot westcotts Wink Perfect for cars and location shoots
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
19 Nov 2010 11:59PM
(note, it's not a "what's your dream kit" question... ) Wink

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