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Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by nerwin, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you truly feel like your photos suck, have you considered getting education on how to make photos that don't suck? I'm not talking about school, I'm talking about things like Creative Live, or instructional DVD's created by photographers who do amazing work. We all suck at some point, but if you want to get better you need to work hard to do it.

    Also, just throwing this out there, but these self portraits you did are great. My first self portrait session
    Can you stop beating yourself up for just one second to see that your photos don't suck, because I think it's the most ridiculous thing when I see you making comments and entire threads alluding to you believing you have no talent when you clearly do.


     
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  2. WhaleDaughter

    WhaleDaughter No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    People try to use that same crap argument for a multitude of things they don't consider to be in their narrow anal passage definition of art. I get that crap for photography and for the various fiber arts I engage in, especially knitting. They'll say it's not art because I'm not inventing anything new. My response is "oh, so you invented painting?" If I start with a sheep and end up with a beautiful lace shawl through the application of considerable skill and talent, that's art. If I'm moved by a scene and apply skill and talent to capture it in a way that conveys my emotional reaction, it's art whether I paint it or photograph it.

    I just remember that during his lifetime, Van Gogh's work wasn't considered art. Look what happened to that idea.


    "Rule 408: Time is not the boss of you"
     
  3. bribrius

    bribrius Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    hmm. i barely go online anymore. i avoid most social media. i avoid in most instances gaining popularity in anything photograph related. i have done unpaid mostly and a very little paid work. i dont like people demanding things or expecting things of me. i do seem fairly established in my local community but more people know me than i know them. i barely watch any tv, like in months. i hardly ever follow the news. If i care what someone thinks i will ask, most people dont normally just talk to me. How is my photography? no idea. Dont usually worry about it. others know much much more than i do. Still looking for that photo i take that fills that void. I dropped out of the art clubs. Dont care... i just shoot photos. i dont want more infuences.
     
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  4. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I keep it simple. I am not very good at photography. I am working to improve. I am working towards a style. If I have any questions, I can call a professional, I have one phone number.

    I am not on Facebook, twitter, Instagram. Just here and flickr. I use Flickr as a means to share family photo's with a link to an album.

    When I get the blues, I go out and help someone. When I get stressed, I read a book.
     
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  5. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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  6. bribrius

    bribrius Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks! Looks like i am shooting volunteer for nonprofits again now. Still like doing my "own thing" mostly.
     
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  7. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I guess some people find their style right off the bat and others take time and I'm probably in that boat. I don't know what my style is yet, maybe someday I'll find it and I guess that's okay. It's probably why I'm constantly change lenses and setups because I'm trying to find that happy medium.
     
  8. dennybeall

    dennybeall No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What's "Instagram" and what in ---- is a "LIKE"?
    And why would I care?
     
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  9. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    the same as this ...
    TPF-LIKE.jpg <============
     
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  10. table1349

    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No like for you. :biggrin-new:

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  11. dennybeall

    dennybeall No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'll check my wallet and see if No Like made a difference.....
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm not motivated by money or power or fame. In the end, it doesn't bring much happiness. The only thing that is driving me is self-satisfaction, self-validation.

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