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probably not the intended audience for this stuff Nick - but do quite like the lighting - how you've got the cradle lit extra to the surroundings etc. looks good.
great model and feel
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Added Date: 13/12/2011 - 12:23 PM
variety keeps it interesting, and you learn loads more than dwelling one on thing, so branch out
Added Date: 21/04/2010 - 9:58 PM
Quote: Aid when I grow up I want to be as good as you
.....now I'm worried!
Added Date: 17/02/2010 - 1:10 PM
Great to have you on board Karl, some inspirational work here
I've photographed many pints in my time, but never managed to shoot a full one.... somehow they seem to, well, get consumed.... by me
Added Date: 20/06/2009 - 12:56 PM
1. What do you like of their PF (if you do)?
This shot just stands out to me - lovely processing, quirky angle, makes you smile instantly. Sadly overlooked cause it's mono I fear.
Not really seen this portfolio before, and from the thumbs you initially think "another colourful sunset tog - yawn".
But on closer inspection you start to find clever foregrounds that have more than many of the genre - things like this old farm impliment make me look twice, it's far more interesting than the usual rocky outcrop foreground we're so used to.
The use of the little fault line in this rock is pretty impressive
There's still life in there, very nicely done and a genre that I certainly struggle with.
Finally, I was impressed with this little series on some old derelict looking houses - - brave to put post shots of such a challenging subject (for EPZ).
Another thing that stands out is that the shots look "real", not fallen foul of the Saturation slider in Capture one! Also, the white balance looks like a real scene, not artificially warmed for effect.
2. What do you think is lacking in their PF?
it's not missing a great deal - I don't think we should all be covering every genre of photography by default after all. the landscapes are fairly uniform, formulaic maybe. Lately they seem to concentrate on the colour of the sky reflected in water (which is a really nice thing to capture of course, I do it) which deprives us of the clever foregrounds that I pointed out in section 1.
3. How do you think they can improve their PF?
One thing with the watery reflections is that the foregrounds can look really dark relative to the sky, so maybe you're not getting the most from the genre. I know it's a cliche, but maybe some more grad would even up the scene a bit so your water and sky are about the same brightness/colourfulness.
there's a clear improvement in the portfolio - stands out a mile when you go back 4 or 5 pages to the page with loads of boat shots on.
The bleached wood shots are great, the mono brings out the textures really nicely, so I'd think there's a flare for seeing detail that's maybe not so obvious - so more of that may be a route to think of.
Finally - the landscapes are obviously the main feature, I'd suggest just keep trying to make them that bit different than the crowd - not sure how you'd do it, but just keep thinking "have I seen this before" when looking through the view finder. If you have, then you're not being individual and following.
4. What do you like to see in their PF?
Natural mono abstract and detail shots (see bleached wood shots)
5. Whose work would you recommend them to have a look at (if you know any)?
I'm really bad at this question... I never really look at other people's stuff! Terrible I know, but honest!
Added Date: 19/02/2009 - 12:44 PM
Quote: Ade, please help.
Your Mum is a lovely looking Lady and your Dad is a handsome Bloke, there is no doubt it. So what happened to you?
they often ask the same
though I do look like a 30 year younger version of my dad!
Added Date: 02/01/2009 - 2:00 PM
Good to see a creative portfolio that's made up of everyday objects most people would just walk by without noticing.
Shows a keen eye and creative imagination
Added Date: 03/07/2008 - 11:32 AM
Quote: Portraits are something I really struggle with (as my pf shows).
you've not got any!
some nice work with waterfalls - post your portraits though, often best to post things you want to improve upon rather than playing it safe.
Added Date: 03/11/2006 - 5:42 PM
So good to see a portfolio of such high quality that covers such a wide spectrum of subjects.
A great reference point us all.
Keep the good work up!
Added Date: 21/12/2006 - 3:51 PM
On New years Eve 2006 I celebrate 3 completed years of DSLR ownership
Been a long old learning experience, mostly from books then it was all polished up hugely by using this site.
Without it, I'd be 3 years off the shots I'm producing now - so my advice is to:-
keep an eye on the forums - all sorts of knowledge gems in there
ask questions - most togs are happy to answer
don't waste your time writing pointless comments on peoples shots. e.g. "Great colours and DOF". No one benefits from this.
do spend time looking at shots and making meaningful comments - they don't have to be technical, but show that you've looked at the shot and thought about it. Looking and thinking = learning.
Use the critique gallery - post your own shots into it and read other people's comments on other shots.
most of all - it's not to be taken too seriously, written text is often read out of context and people get upset. Don't fall into this trap cause only you loose out.