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I always knew that arguing over the internet is one of the dumbest and time consuming things, yet I find myself an olympic medalist at this sport sometimes..
This is the first time that I post in this thread/area and I'm doing this solely because I got into various arguments on the web with some folks over this photo and I really want to know whether ....perhaps I'm retard as far as photography goes..
It's a photo of a little girl from the country side....
The way I see it,I did this as a candid shot....so i didn't have that much time to fiddle with the light,settings... I saw the girl in that position and I clicked. (it's one of those occasions when you either take the shot,as it is, or don't take it and lose it)
Personally I LIKE the photo, the way the light falls on her face,her look etc....
I've posted the picture on a forum,in a specific thread where people add photos and they are discussed...
Some dude started saying that the girl looks like some monkey with all that hair on her hands, that her face doesn't have any details and stuff like that ( I won't bother to copy & paste everything because I need to translate it from a different language and I don't think anybody here cares for the exact words).
What I don't get is why can't people make out the candid shots...from studio-environmental shots?
I know she has hair on her hands, I know it's not the best framing,but I just wanted to capture that look on her face..
I like to present a person the way she/he really is...This is no fashion/professional/studio shot,where we need to hide all the bad things, like pimples, hair etc and photoshop the crap out of the skin tones etc...
I mean to look at this photo and the first and only thing to come up in one's mind to be the HAIR on her hand.....I find that a bit exaggerated...
I don't want to become the type of person that photoshops everything...I tweak photos here and there, but the whole purpose of the photo was to capture the girl as she was, NOT to make the girl look like she's a virgin model....she's just a country girl with some good light on her face...which I tried to capture..
Also that person went off and off about how I cut (framed/cropped) her elbows and breasts (if she had any, that's what he said) etc etc...
I want some true opinions about this photo,from people who can judge a photo with wise and usefull feedback.
We can all have an opinion on a photograph,but what sets some of us apart is the way we express it and what it's based on.
We can't just say "that photo is stupid", "that girl looks like a monkey with all that hair on her hands"..
I mean I thought as photographers, we're way past those type of comments and expect a bit more decency and creative feedback (such as related to framing,lighting and all the tech stuff).
Personally I've had it with that cliché that a photographer must capture only the beauty in a person and must hide its flaws and etc etc etc...