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Can we have some new categories ... Please...

SteveCharles 14 2.3k 18 England
18 Aug 2009 10:14AM

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 14 2.2k 11 Scotland
18 Aug 2009 10:54AM
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 16 18.9k 6 England
18 Aug 2009 11:52AM

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 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
18 Aug 2009 1:34PM
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

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
18 Aug 2009 1:41PM
yeah why was street photography aded as a category then that is an interesting question
SteveCharles 14 2.3k 18 England
18 Aug 2009 1:49PM
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 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
18 Aug 2009 1:52PM
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?


miptog 12 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 2:24PM
I actually feel there are too many categories and they should be reduced with more use of Tags.
Carabosse 14 41.0k 269 England
18 Aug 2009 2:58PM

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 14 2.3k 18 England
18 Aug 2009 3:39PM
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 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
18 Aug 2009 4:08PM
so why is street 'togging more important than night work
that it gets its own category ?
18 Aug 2009 4:11PM
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 12 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Aug 2009 4:15PM
May I suggest to have categories for Morning Photography, Afternoon Photography, Teatime Photography, and Evening Photography as well? Please?
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
18 Aug 2009 4:22PM
ha bl**dy ha !!!
fauxtography 12 6.6k 36
18 Aug 2009 4:29PM

Quote:Ha bl**dy ha !!!

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

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