Do you actually feel your photography is improving?

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  1. OGsPhotography

    OGsPhotography No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Saying "Mines 2.8"never got me any anywhere lol


     
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  2. Gary A.

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    That 'cuz mines 1.4.
     
  3. john.margetts

    john.margetts No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    At the last exhibition I contributed to my picture was of the force pump on a rusty diesel tractor engine, along with the associated pipework.

    At our September exhibition I have two pictures: old ropes hanging over the side of a derelict trawler and a a person on a bridge over the Witham in thick fog - thick enough that it is just vague shapes.

    I'm not going to post them as they are commercially viable pictures but you are welcome to come to the Usher gallery in Lincoln next week to see them yourself.
     
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    DriedStrawbery TPF Noob!

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    Thanks. I get the idea.

    As part of my growth in photography, there are two things I'm looking at next - one is story telling and another is learning the technical aspects (lighting etc).

    As part of one im starting to visit galleries. Some are straightforward - landscape etc. The other is the abstract ones (same with paintings). I'm not sure how to "see" it, is it left to the interpretation of the viewer or does the artist have a particular idea that is captured in abstract forms of photography?



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  5. john.margetts

    john.margetts No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes. Both. Art is always a collaboration between artist and viewer - each contributes to the conversation.
     
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    Mines in shutter priority mode...
     
  7. Destin

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    You're doing it all wrong then! You should be in aperture priority because clearly size matters more than speed.
     
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  8. smoke665

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    Ahh but my Daddy always said you can't drive a spike with a tack hammer, so clearly you've discounted the effect of the number of Megapixels behind the lens.:allteeth:
     
  9. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's okay, I can just crank up my sensitivity and I'll still get an exposure at the end.
     
  10. SquarePeg

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    Ewww enough please with the double entendres. We get it.
     
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  11. timor

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    I have every year less and less "keepers". I guess I am improving. Somewhere...
     
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    Back on post, and along the same lines as you stated, I've become more knowledgeable and more skilled at judging my work and making adjustments. Does that count as improvement???
     

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