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thegibdog 17 36
29 Jul 2004 2:44PM
As a newcomer I was wondering when your uploads cease to be a bunch of photo's and truly become a portfolio. I have a couple of things that seem to be required:

i) A nice long exposure of flowing water.

ii) Someone leaving a comment on one of your shots that "Personally I would've cropped to...
a)ensure the subject completely fills the frame, or
b) strictly comply with the rule of thirds."

Any other suggestions welcome.

janehewitt 18 215 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2004 3:03PM
You MUST have at least one gerbera!! Jane
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2004 3:04PM
Hi Alan and welcome to ePz.

It's not a portfolio until you have:

- at least one sunset (notice you already have 2, good start)

- one selective colour photo

- a robin

- a macro of a flower with small dof

- an EC

- one which has had absolutely no clicks (to prove you are not just following the masses)

- one which you have deleted and reposted following constructive advice

- one which you have deleted and not reposted following not very constructive advice

- one which you love and thought it should have had an EC but it hasn't.

Best of luck

brm 18 76
29 Jul 2004 3:07PM
You will obviously need the following:

1. At least one photo of a Robin OR a Swan

2. A photo of a child (preferably your own) doing something cute.

3. A photo converted to black & white

4. A shot of something rusty, barbed wire is ALWAYS a favourite.

5. A sunrise / sunset photo.

6. A shot of your pet dog/cat/etc.

7. A studio shot, or at least something shot on a white background.

8. A photo that has been converted to b&w with one element left in colour.

9. A shot taken with a very narrow depth of field.

10. At least three pages of mediocre photos you can look back at in 6 months time & feel faintly smug about how much you've improved.

Currently I'm working on point number 10 but I'm hoping to move on to sunsets any day now...


edit: damn it! Ian beat me to it!
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2004 3:16PM
Fastest finger in the West Ben!

hmmm, not sure how that sounds.

clarkycat 18 89
29 Jul 2004 3:23PM
You HAVE to have a moon shot too! I haven't yet, but I've got one just waiting to be uploaded Smile

29 Jul 2004 3:23PM
How about a shot of a girl with a princess Dianaesque haircut sitting on a whicker chair....?

Even better, make sure she's wearing a hat!
saveme 18 115
29 Jul 2004 3:24PM
A totally over the top manipulated photo to try and rescue a boring pic. My portfolio is full of them.

saveme 18 115
29 Jul 2004 3:25PM
A robin OR swan at sunset/sunrise....

That would be the best photo ever....
29 Jul 2004 3:30PM
Thought of a couple more

A bearded fisherman in a thick cosy jumper smoking a pipe..

A shot of a not-so pretty girl who dreams of becoming a model.
Photo4x4 18 470 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2004 4:05PM
...which just goes to show just HOW difficult it is to compose a really original shot...

Keith Hart
stevieb 18 3.0k 2 Panama
29 Jul 2004 4:18PM
You have to have more than one upload...otherwise it's just a picture, not a portfolio Smile
mattw 18 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2004 4:51PM
A couple more:

A photo with the horison sloping by an embarising amount.

A photo with a stupidly large and brightly coloured border that takes the attention from the photograph.

u08mcb 18 5.8k
29 Jul 2004 4:58PM
A now out of date transit of venus across the sun too Wink
spaceman 18 5.3k 3 Wales
29 Jul 2004 4:59PM
A picture called " Serenity " .

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