Graffiti in Montreal

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by A4Effort, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. A4Effort

    A4Effort TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    802 VT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I found this amazing section in the city with the very impressive graffiti. This is only one picture of many that I took. Played a little in PP. Let me know what you think of it.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  2. chrisburke

    chrisburke TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Madoc, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    nice, i love graffiti... especially the stuff in Montreal... some amazing artists there
     
  3. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    corner Bleury and Ste-Catherine?
     
  4. A4Effort

    A4Effort TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    802 VT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yes, very close to it I believe.
     
  5. jwsciontc

    jwsciontc TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Trumbull, CT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    is that the pringles guy?
     
  6. A4Effort

    A4Effort TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    802 VT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Im not really sure.


    Does anyone have any C&C?
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  7. Photog

    Photog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    I'm never really sure about graffiti because on the one hand, it makes a good photo, and you've done a great job with the composition, but on the other hand, it's the artwork of someone else, so it's quite similar to taking a photo of the Mona Lisa and asking for C&C on it.

    But I'm not sure, like I said, I really like the composition here with the gravel in the FG and you've done a good job with the PP.
     
  8. A4Effort

    A4Effort TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    802 VT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I agree with you on all points. Graffiti is just a little different. These artists try to get their name out in every way and taking pictures of their art is just another way of promoting it. Also I think post processing is very important because you put your spin to it and add to what another person already did. But then again where can we draw a line between taking pictures of something already artistic and something we make artisitc. How about architecture or floral garden?

    Please don't mistake this for a counter-arguement, Im just thinking outloud.
     
  9. Photog

    Photog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    That's an interesting point. I personally think we can draw the line at architecture because it is much more open to personal expression when you photograph it and for the fact that with a photo you are changing the medium of the art.

    I like the fact that you didn't just photograph the graffiti straight on without any other elements in the frame, and I'd say that brings you a long way into making this your own work.
     
  10. A4Effort

    A4Effort TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    802 VT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks, that is something I was going for.
     
  11. RyanMTaylor

    RyanMTaylor TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ruston, LA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    A lot of good points brought up here. Glad I opened this thread. I also really like how it's not just a close-up of the graffiti. I think that would definitely make it impossible to critique.

    Trying really hard to think outside the box and maybe failing but hear goes: Maybe a shot where the graffiti is unrecognizable. Possibly trying a very dramatic and close up angle, heading close to the realm of abstract? That's one of the only ways I can think off the top of my head that you'd get a shot that's 100% you, not making the artists work the focus.

    I think it would be even better if it was a collaborative piece, meaning you took the shot of your friends graffiti.

    I really like this shot though, regardless of if it's partially showing someone elses work or not. Cool stuff.
     
  12. A4Effort

    A4Effort TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    802 VT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well, I think in these types ofpictures we can still critique contrast, exposure, white balance, sharpness, composition, etc.....
     

Share This Page