REALLY interested in photography?

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  1. motcon

    motcon TPF Noob!

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    An artist at work…must be two people, not one. He must function and act as two people all the time and in several ways. On the one hand, the artist is the imaginer and the producer. But he is also the critic, and here is a critic of inexorable standards.
    --The Shape of Content; Ben Shahn


    over the past few weeks or so a group of people have been meeting in irc to chat; socially and artistically. a subset of that group chose to interact at a higher level and we met on voice software where we could chat real time, real voices, real laughs, real photo talk. each person (last night we had around 7 people or so) on that chat client was eager to put up a photo for the group to ‘critique’. don’t run from that word.


    the critique is a learning process for all involved, but involvement, rather what it means to be involved, is important to understand in the context of a critique group. one must, as stated above, be open to both your thought processes and those of others, emote :wink:, and have a passion to further advance the photographic vision and growth not only for oneself, but for all others in the group. so what do we do? we meet in irc and in the voice chat client. at that point, a person presents an image to the group. each person of the group supplies feedback and, most importantly, the reason behind that feedback. general topics of critique:

    1. composition. talk about it.
    2. emotional appeal.
    3. the message.
    4. the color saturation/capture and/or tonal range capture.

    again, these are generalities. we do go in depth and explore various crops, etc. and the group once again comments on them.

    if there are people on this forum that would like to participate, we’d love to have you join us. here are the basics to get started:

    - we meet at 9pm eastern time on wednesday (an attempt to accommodate all time zones). day is subject to change at this point, but will not change from week to week.
    - you must join the irc channel. details on how to do so (it’s easy):
    - you need to download the voice client from here: http://www.ventrilo.com/download.php when you arrive in irc, we will give you the server information and password to get in.

    that’s it. simple. also keep in mind that the irc channel and the voice server are up all the time for you to use.

    shoot straight, sharp, and have fun. any questions? ask away.
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    The voice server is really clear. Come in, have fun.
     
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  4. motcon

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    ok; wednesday, same channels (irc and vent).

    see you lovelies there... ;)
     
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    ah yes, good session tonight thus far. i'll allow you to digest. original image followed by composition critiques. couldn't record the voice convo for you to hear; would've added a LOT more to it, but here you are:

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    *edit* incongruous post.
     
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    The voice software for Mac booted up, gave me a fatal error in Unix and quit. Oh well.....
    .....perhaps if I shout loud enough at my computer.....
     
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    so on and on it went; it was a great night. i would've posted these at the conclusion of the session, but some odd things happened involving showers and windshields that prevented me from doing so. without further delay, here are the rest:

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    looking forward to next week!
     
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    the mac server for ventrilo has been released; the client will soon be released (any day, actually).

    my guess is that you downloaded the server which won't work o_O

    i'm keeping status checks on the mac client.
     
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    can a mod move this to the 'critique forum' ? i think it fits better there, yes?
     
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    my server is back up, so the photos are back up. sorry for the delay.
     
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    I've been in the last two critique discussions, and being a newb, I find them the best resource I've found for increasing my knowlege of photography. Not to mention that they're a whole lot of fun, and something to do on wednesday night. So stop by, the more the better.
     

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