favorite photograph and why...

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  1. robitussin217

    robitussin217 TPF Noob!

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    I just realized I don't look at enough professional photography and therefore don't have a favorite.

    So, post your favorite photo and explain why it's your favorite. If you can't narrow it down to a favorite single photo, say who your favorite photographer is and why.

    It might be better not to post a picture of your kid and say you are your favorite photographer. But, go ahead and make your case!
     
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    white TPF Noob!

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    too many favorites. here is one i like today:

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    I love the National Geographic "Afghan Girl" picture taken by Steve McCurry. I always have. It's one of the reasons I became serious about photography.

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    This post is exactly what I would have posted.
     
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    So who's the dude in the helmet?
     
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    Anything by Platon really. He does portriature and his lighting is impeccable.

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    Please, do not post photos you do not own the copyright to. Thank you.

    <RANT-ON>

    I am continually amazed at the number of photographers that fail to honor other creatives copyrights, either through ignorance, expediency, or just plain being lazy. Yet, many of those same photographers worry over, and take countermeasures to prevent or at least impede the theft of their own intellectual property, thus maintaining a double standard.

    It is quite simple....If you don't own it, don't post it....Link To It.

    Check out the forum Rules and Regs here at TPF:

    The Photo Forum - Photography Discussion Forum - FAQ

    From the Wikipedia entry for Steve McCurry and the "Afghan Girl" image:
    If you want to justify your action by invoking the 'fair use' doctrine, you might want to read:

    Those of you not in the US, need to be aware of the Berne Convention: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    <RANT-OFF>

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcast. ;)
     
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    Platon is good, but take a look at Richard Avedon from the 70's .

    At school i have an article from the New Yorker from last year with an essay by Platon and it struck me at some point when discussion this article with my students that for me he has been influnced by Avedon. This is not meant to be a judgement call, just my obversation.

    My favorites tend to change with time. Ruth Bernhard is still on my list but i have recently added Sally Mann
     
  9. abraxas

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    Ditto.

    Ditto. :biglaugh:

    + See quote #1

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    yeah, I think if they were to award "best photo of all time," this would win no question.
     
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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Can't you quote or reference somebody on forums? I mean.. come on.. I used a lot of images from somewhere on my graduate thesis paper. If one posted who it was shot by and from what link, isnt that good enough?

    My favorite photo is got to be that sailor who kissed that girl in NYC in WW2 era.
     

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