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Hi there, Hope you're having a good day and can enjoy sharing and discussing photos.
I'm more than happy for all feedback - good or bad.
I live in Woking, I work in IT in London just like millions of others.
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20 Mar 2013 1:24PM   Views : 631 Unique : 525

How quickly we all get bored sometimes, I've had a good run of free model TF shoots, but last week had none and loved it for time in the garden as my other hobby. I see people here on ePhotozine who may not publish much but when they do its great and seems to be of much more interest as its not just a person on a background (even if it is a person on a background sometimes Wink ).
Itís a bit of a dilemma, I need to give the model a good set of prints but also want to try for more unique, special images. The answer is of course to shoot some for them and some for me in each set we do. But this us where wanting to be more creative than I am stifles me. I think I need to stand back a bit and think about what I might achieve with each model not just shoot the model in front of me.

Also as its damn near almost spring, I hope to also get more garden and outdoor aspects into my photography.

I'm also again looking at how to step up my game to images with a professional look, slightly considering a local club (www.wokingps.org.uk) and the competitions it will have to drive my projects. Iím also looking at one guy here who is getting high class awards from something called salons.

Photo editing is still key though I've not tried much new here for a while, tending to do what I hope is a more subtle form of it. Also, during editing, swapping the images between the 2 cheap monitors I have at home to try and get a more balanced view of the final image.

I'm now looking for publicly acknowledged good people photographers that I might aspire towards, as i hope this will drive my creative preparation.

thanks for reading, any comment you make would be golden Smile


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15 Apr 2013 3:14PM
Regarding making better photo's and perhaps using professional models; I've had a bit of luck recently with a Pro model shoot helping me see if I can lift my game, and also luck with 3 nice TF models all queued and looking for shoots (one possibly ready for a project shoot idea that's ready to go).

The pro shoot is interesting as its its inspired me to update my folio pic website - http://jackalltog.foliopic.com/

All I need is more time - should i take time off work for my hobby - probably not directly but efficiently getting stuff done is more key than ever.
Is it so wrong to be annoyed at going to a distant friends party this Saturday as I'll lose a potential shooting day.

More than ever i want to have my own full time studio available. No pleasing me as potentially i now have access to one for a fee - so is it time to find a way of someone (a customer) funding such activity.
I could even possibly do an hours shooting after work.

I feel I'm losing opportunities as not keeping up momentum means those new shoots chances may now get left in the past.

Is logistics frustration meant to get in the way of taking and processing photos!

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