How photos "turn out"

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  1. Lacey Anne

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    Grrrr! I just put up a photo essay on another site and got a comment about how she always likes the way my photos "turn out." Um, there's no "turning out" about it! I put a lot of work into my photos! No, they aren't just snapshots! Even when it's just me and kids at the park, I work hard to get a good photo and then I put a lot of time in pp to get the photo I really wanted. I'm not sure I've ever just clicked the shutter and wow, there's a really nice photo. :er:
     
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    I wouldn't get too concerned about semantics. The bottom line is that this individual likes your work, specifically the end result. I hope that you don't object to that!

    Now, consider your own words. Many of us put a ton of effort into the camera's functions and do little if any PP. You've suggested that absence of PP is comparable to "just clicking the shutter." Should I be offended?

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    And if you didn't put all that effort into it nothing would turn out right......I'm sorry, but there the one fact that remains. the phrase "Turn out" does not imply luck or effortless achievement. As it turns out the effort you put into it shows....that is all she was saying.
     
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    Nope, you should not be offended. I meant for my work and my work alone. :) And you're probably right with your first paragraph. The context she used it in though... Eh, I've not slept well. I could very well be too irritable and picky right now. Lack of sleep does that to me.:blushing:
     
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    You're right. I'm being too grumpy. I've slept less than ten hours in the last four days. I need to sleep before I type.
     
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    Yep, that's a complement. Just smile, say, "Thank you. I put a lot of work into it", and continue on doing good work.
     
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    I agree. I don't think she meant anything derogatory by her comment. I can tell by looking at the end result of your photos all the effort you put into your work. Keep up the good work!

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    Aw, thanks, NJ. I really appreciate that. Really. I'm glad I posted here first because I was set out to write a comment back to her. I tell you, lack of sleep makes me GROUCHY. lol! I said thank you instead.
     
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    I'd rather someone say they like the way my pics 'turn out' than to say 'your camera takes good pics'. At least the first implies that I had something to do with it.
     
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    go to bed
     
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    lol! I did! I'm better now! I promise. I work with high school students and I did a girls' night for them Friday night. I didn't get to ever go to bed that night so Saturday and Sunday were LONG days for me. I'm feeling better now, really.
     
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    Why be offended she is correct, the absense of PP is comparable to "just clicking the shutter". It demonstrates a poor photographic eye and a lack of understanding of the limitations of digital technology.

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