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Quote: ...........but I started disagreeing with some things, deleted my PF, and drifted away. I've recently started dipping my toe in the site again, reading the forums, contributing a bit if a thread interests me or I can offer an opinion, but the gallery here doesn't really hold any interest for me anymore.......................... I'm actually pretty indifferent to what people think about my work here now. So I understand perfectly now how it's possible to like the interaction of the forum without partaking in the gallery side.
I did almost the same as Steve, with exception to deleting my PF (I deleted a lot of images but got bored of doing that one by one ). I've not uploaded any images here for a long time and therefore my PF no longer reflects my photography. I suppose through a lack of enthusiasm I took a breather from this site and spent more time looking at my own photography rather than others and developing my own style and website without influence. I have recently started to be more active on this site, although I haven't uploaded anything recently I do participate in other ways.
Quote: ...... I love looking at other peoples work. Its frustrating though to get forum posts claiming this that and the other and not get the slightest bit of 'evidence' even when asked for.......
If they have a website link you could always visit the site to see their work.
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Quote: Due to family issues I haven't done much photography in the last year or so, but still like to look at the gallery from time to time, and follow some of the forums. Still learn and laugh...
You made me to have a look at your gallery, and I liked it, specifically landscapes and city (village?) photos. Keep bringing them in, and hope your family issues resolve soon!
I just don't bother posting here any more. I read the news and participate in the forums, but there are far too many photos for me to spend time looking at. I exhibit my stuff at our camera club instead where if someone wants to slag it off they can't do it anonymously
Quote: Keep bringing them in, and hope your family issues resolve soon!
Each to there own, we are all different, I post for fun and for the added interaction.
Quote: Ade you might be a argumentative and confrontational git but a nice one at that
I must be letting my standards slip........Nice! Me, when the hell did that start happening
Like a smack addict, for over 9 years, I keep coming back each day... probably have the most photos of anyone on the site.... anyone else near 3000?
Like most on the thread - I don't really care what others think any more, but just find it a pleasant little fix to bung a shot up every day. Many are not even edited these days - just previews I've batched through Lightroom. The stuff I edit is often pretty dull commercial stuff... but pays the bills
I never look at anyone else's photos - mainly due to time constraints, but I'm really not that interested in what everyone else is shooting. Also, like a well respected Belgian photographer I know, I don't really want to be influenced too much by what others are doing.
The forums are the best bit - get a warm glow when I see a new thread by Lucian
I haven't felt the need to upload here for quite a while, and while I think I still have a link to a website, that's pretty dated as well.
Nowadays we can load to a forum page to illustrate or respond to a request, I'm more likely to do that, don't know how easy it is to find those.
Same thing at photo.net, I've uploaded quite a few in forums, but never in galleries.
On personal info, telling the world about yourself does seem the done thing nowadays, but lots of people don't feel comfortable writing about themselves.
It's something I'm used to now, but it took a while.
It is just politics really you choose what you will and some have a loud voice, some a whisper, up to anyone to please themselves really, that's my POV... but a little participation and posting photos from long term members who don't post a few shots would be appreciated. Chen.
Quote: how is it possible to be a hunter without a trophy or a modeller without models? Yet we see some photographers without photographs.
hunters don't usually have trophies, they either have dead vermin to dispose of however, or they have food, so they don't always display them.
photographers aren't always trophy hunting either, and they aren't always tying to get meaningful art work.
Even if they are, it may not be appropriate for them to put the work on the internet.
Quote: a modeller without models?
most of my recent uploads at various sites have in fact been illustrations of 3D models. I don't think people would usually like to see them on ephotozine. They often use photographs, and that's one reason for taking photos, but not quite the thing on epz
Just had an account reminder and stumbled onto this thread.
I've been a member for a while and once posted a few pictures, usually air show / car / landscape stuff but often simple 'grab shots' and felt intimidated by the better results obtained by others, (usually the £4k camera with the £5k lens brigade) or comments suggesting perhaps a shot of a castle (or whatever) would have been better photographed in the early morning dew when the lighting was more sympathetic and with no one around...
OK some might be able to camp out for a week of early morning attempts, after seeking approval from the castle owners to be allowed on the site before the tourists arrive, but on a day trip arriving at 11 am with a group of people it was the best I could do. So what should I have done? Desist from uploading the photograph/s? Ok done.
Nike...Just Post...and Don't Worry...The 5K lens brigade will always stick together as odd birds will, there will always be specialists and elitist clicks...pun intended btw... in any group of people, it is what makes us human.
Love your POV will now put you on my favs list... guess what... no shots...LOL Chen.
Quote: and felt intimidated by the better results obtained by others, (usually the £4k camera with the £5k lens brigade) or comments suggesting perhaps a shot of a castle (or whatever) would have been better photographed in the early morning dew when the lighting was more sympathetic and with no one around...
OK some might be able to camp out for a week of early morning attempts..........
If they are better, rather than be intimidated why not be inspired? The advice is how to get better results. The last bit may be called "effort". Bad, tools, blames, workman are words that come to mind.
Why did you post the photographs? Did you want a response of " great photo, especially like the mid-day sun and hordes of people obscuring the view "?
If someone has expensive kit it doesn't mean they automatically get good results, they still have to put in the effort and know how to use the equipment. Of course, a 4K body and 5K lens can give the impression of dawn when its mid-day (Menu 5, custom function 17 iv) and the button for removing people is invaluable
I am pretty much with Chen on it, but I would not tear forum into more fraction than there exist. One's work reception is always statistical thing, there will be people stunned by your images and ones to wipe their feet on your images - often for simple reason being fully incapable of producing anything of the sort themselves. And everything in between. I find my portfolio and gallery uploads quite helpful in seeing what the viewer likes, and clean up them regularly removing the images I doubted (however liked) myself and not accepted by the audience. Helps me stay tuned
I used to put pics on my PF until quite recently. However I've deleted them and probably won't bother again.
The photos I enjoy taking aren't what most members on here like, judging by what people post on their PFs.
I enjoy the forum discussions though and will contribute in that way. That's also the reason I let my E2 membership lapse as most of the benefits of that are to do with portfolios.
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