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| p.1 #6 · CS :: a day in the park. |
Steady Hand wrote:
First...my standard intro to anyone "new" to me on this forum...
My comments or suggestions below are not a criticism of you, your model, your talent or skill. I offer them in a friendly tone of voice and with the sole intent to help you with a second POV and set of eyes. If you read sincere questions and simple suggestions as "criticism" of you, then you will miss how I am trying to help you.
Of course this may be your own "style" or your own "vision" and I suppose we can assume that the images look just like they do because that is exactly how you like them. That is OK too. It just shows that there are differences of "opinion" on what looks good. IF these are exactly what you want and like, then by all means continue making your images look like that and have fun doing it. I can only speak for myself and what I do or do not find appealing in the posted photos. As I always say: "Follow your own muse."
1. I think you will get better comments if you separate the images and post a number for each so comments can be specific to the image.
2. I see what appears to me to be repetitive images (almost the same shot) and so I think some better/stronger editing to reduce the number would make this stronger as a set....and you are presenting a set for us to view.
1. You are probably right, unfortunately, it's probably not going to happen. We do this professionally and this is exactly how the images are presented on our blog. Sharing them here in this form allows me to do so without any more "work" on our end and allows us to focus on other things that do make us money. When we first started, we did post them all separately and number them.. as our work has progressed I've found that more often than not, the comments we receive have simply become "pat on the back" type comments... i don't know if that means our work has gotten better or the forum as a whole simply doesn't comment much anymore... but from a cost benefit point of view it simply doesn't make sense for me to go through the process of hosting them all separately and then posting them all separately here for that type of comment. I've also found that when someone really has something important to say about them, some crit... not having the numbers doesn't stop them from doing so... i.e. if it is important enough to them, they'll make the comment no matter how I've presented them here.
2. You are probably right. This little dude was not a happy camper the day of the shoot... he really did not want his picture taken... because of this, I think the resulting images look repetitive because they were all captured in the few moments when he was smiling and laughing. You're probably right though, I tighter cull might result in a tighter viewing experience.
I like the images and don't really have a comment but ... Hey, Biff, get a load of this guy's life preserver.(from Back to the Future)
Thanks.. i guess.
I've never seen this kind of display before. When I clicked on the image it really did enlarge them all. I like most of the images.
Thanks.... It is because we storyboard the images for our blog. It results in an image that is 900 pixels wide but several thousand pixels tall. FM used to not have any post restrictions (I still don't get why a photo website would have restrictions for photos, but that's another topic) but about a year ago, FM changed their photo posting guidelines... primarily to control the size of the photos being posted in the buy/sell section, but the result effected all boards. I'm assuming that there is both a max. height and width limit.... but if they deleted the height limit, story boarded images like this would display fine... and the max width limit would still prevent 99% of the overly large images from being posted.
nice and clean, rich! i'm sure they are thrilled!
question, do you and anne shoot the family sessions together?
Thanks Chuck... As you can see in my reply to Steady Hand above... this little guy was not thrilled to have his picture taken on this occasion, because of this, Mom and Dad are thrilled with the result displayed here. They were worried we got nothing.
I'll answer your question with another question... what do you think?