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| p.1 #12 · No country for old men..... |
I feel your pain. 40 years at this, 10 in digital, I'm always struck by the various forum posts that say "How can I get this look." Then the sample posted is one that just a few years ago would be under the title, "How can I fix this."
Sometimes I think it's just the normal generational revolution. Remember how us Boomers responded to the "It's not your father's Oldsmobile" ad campaign?
Yet I see a paradox. I do about a dozen senior portrait sessions a year, pro-bono for high school foreign exchange students. The past few years I've included some "wild, crazy, and cool" stuff. You know, the angled shots, some cross processing, some grungy textures and borders, etc.
Strangely, this stuff does not sell (even though my stuff is free). The kids never pick them for their wallets or other prints. The always stick with the traditional stuff. Yet when I look at their Facebook pages, I'm confused that their profile photos are almost always some fairly crappy P&S or cellphone image. Out of focus, bizzare colors, dumb expressions. It's like they are trying to say, "See, I'm wild and crazy too", when in fact they are far from it.