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Why do people post images to gallery sites?

Cephus Plus
13 2.4k England
15 Sep 2005 11:11AM
LoL @ macroman.


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aftertherain 13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 12:05PM
I like to show my pictures without anyone knowing it's me.
agoreira 14 6.0k Wales
15 Sep 2005 12:47PM
"I would tend to take more notice of abwhitt if he/she had actually posted any pictures on this site."

He/she used to, probably before your time though. Not having a portfolio does not bar one from commenting, AFAIK. Seems it's ok for you to decry someones photo of conkers, but not ok if someone is not sold on your carrots! WinkThere is a huge variety of styles here on EPZ, many don't appeal to me either, but it's a case of live, and let live

"The trouble with this site is that people are only complimentary. I would like to stimulate debate."

I wasn't complimentary! Wink But it's because of reactions like yours that I no longer comment on individual photos.
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
15 Sep 2005 1:20PM
You could always use the quote facility though, Frank, instead of inverted commas and italics!

Hee hee! Grin
macroman 15 15.3k England
15 Sep 2005 1:26PM
CB's back!!!!!

BradUK 13 553 3 England
15 Sep 2005 1:31PM
The thing about calling you own work "art", if you have to explain to people that what you have done is "art" you have failed to clear the first hurdle
Morpyre Plus
13 1.6k 8 Wales
15 Sep 2005 1:59PM
i think of Art as the collective word for anything created by human hand whether photographed, drawn, sculpted or written in poetry form.
anything first seen in the minds eye then created in physical form by hand is artistic.
Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
15 Sep 2005 2:29PM
Sorry, I've tried but I can't hold back on this any more. This as far as I know is not an art site but a photography site: and I find it insufferably arrogant for someone to publicly denounce a picture of a conker as having "no artistic merit", while smugly assuming that their own picture of manky carrots is on another level that most of us don't understand bacause we haven't been to art college.


the king is in the altogether, the altogether, the altogether..etc

Rant over, I'm going on holiday anyway so sucks boo

(seriously though, peace and love, group hug and all that Wink )

peterkin 14 637 England
15 Sep 2005 2:47PM
Nothing has more artistic merit than Nature!

That's all I have to say.

Morpyre Plus
13 1.6k 8 Wales
15 Sep 2005 2:47PM
i thought the point of this site was to upload nice decent looking photographs onto a range of epz galleries covering various subjects and styles to share what we proudly create with others and socialise with fellow photographers in a positive uplifting atmosphere

at the end of the day does it really matter if what we do is described as art or not as art as long as what we see on the galleries is eye catching and appealing to each of us and keeps us coming back for more.

i personally think of photography as art because i have been a self taught artist since i was 7 years old and am now 30 and for all that time have been immersed in creating images in various ways - to some a photograph is a record shot simply for capturing an event in front of them - to others a photograph is an artwork as awe inspiring and important as a massive wall hung oil painting in a top gallery

whatever way we see something will appeal to some and not to others - being this way is what makes us human =)
Misbuk 13 32 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 6:01PM
The reason I upload photos is to get an idea if anyone likes them or not if not then it makes me want to seek out new ways of trying to create an eye catching shot that will interest people. Also when I get any comments the advice can help me see where I'm going wrong and see how I can try to strive to improve it. And being totally honest if I get any praise it does help as long as its honest praise because it makes me feel like im not wasting my time because atthat means that one person or more liked a photograph that I took. If I didn't upload photos or show them to people I would have no idea what people thought or how I could improve and I think photography would lose its appeal to me if noone was to see anything I took. Anyways thats my personal opinion

samuelh 13 22
15 Sep 2005 7:16PM
it's a good way for me to see which of my images only appeal to me and which can be enjoyed by others as well
nothsafoto 12 170 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2005 12:09AM
Thanks to everyone for you replies. It has confirmed my thoughts that most people would post images on websites to receive comment and see whether their images are acceptable by the viewing public or where they could improve.

Unfortunately I have seen many examples of a poster posting a few very good images and getting high praise and regard and then, because they gain a reputation for good photography they automatically get a high "click" rate on every image they post (good, bad or indifferent). Likewise I have seen really good images posted that, for some reason, get very low "clicks" or comments and the poster never receives a good rate no matter what the image they post.

I have posted another thread regarding the idea of not displaying the photographers name or alias when images are viewed in the readers gallery. I think this would stem some of the bias that exists.

agoreira 14 6.0k Wales
16 Sep 2005 12:23AM
"You could always use the quote facility though, Frank, instead of inverted commas and italics!

Hee hee! Grin"

Been said before, CB! Wink I'm used to just highlighting all the text, and clicking on quote. Besides, I like to be different! It caught your attention. Wink
agoreira 14 6.0k Wales
16 Sep 2005 12:25AM
"CB's back!!!!!LoL"

Yeh! And to think we all missed him!Wink Absence hasn't mellowed him!

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