Signs that you may be good at photography?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by GTHill, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. GTHill

    GTHill TPF Noob!

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    My first bit of recognition... The Wal-Mart photo lady was very uncooperative when my sis-in-law wanted to gets some photos I shot developed of her and her husband. She thought they were professional. Woo hoo! The Wal-Mart photo department thinks I'm a pro!

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  2. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    When the boundaries of acolades extend beyond the immediate family and friends to folks that have an understanding beyond "Oh, that's lovely".

    I've received one or two....... and damn happy for it too.
     
  3. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

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    Photography is a long road. Any positive comments is a step in the right direction. Certainly goes way beyond that, but this is not the place. Keep shooting.

    Love & Bass
     
  4. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm a little confused. What difference would it have made if they were professional?
     
  5. Tolyk

    Tolyk TPF Noob!

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    Concerned about rights to reproduce the image perhaps.
     
  6. Marco

    Marco TPF Noob!

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    Ohh

    Bad luck :(
     
  7. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This sign?

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  8. Dubious Drewski

    Dubious Drewski TPF Noob!

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    Ok, what's the punchline to that sign.
     
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    ATXshots TPF Noob!

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    what a perfect photo for this thread :lol:
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I'm happy for you that you had the chance to feel this swell of pride! :D
    Feels good, doesn't it?

    Like when I was once asked by a lady from Andalucia which South American country I was born in (we spoke Spanish), when I was born in Germany, had been raised in Germany, had never spoken a word of Spanish until I was 22, and only started to learn it as a foreign language THEN. :D Hmmmmmm, to be mistaken for a native speaker ... ahhh! Felt as good as being mistaken for a pro must have felt to you! :D
     
  11. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    When you make a new photo thread on TPF and you not only get a lot of good compliment - but also get this:
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    appearing from people who's photos have made you use the smilie on too
     
  12. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I feel now after a year of learning stuff here, I am good enough. 95% of the shooting I do is of the kids to give to Grandma and put into albums for Grandma to look at. When I get Grandma to say, "OMFG", it's good enough for me :D.

    I generally don't post photos of my kids, thus no one here sees them. I stink at any other kind of photographing. I don't travel so don't have any fantastic landscapes. I don't do street photography because in my opinion, that is just down right rude. I don't have the eye to photograph just a boring piece of something and make it go WOW like many of you here. I don't have the equipment capable of shooting stuff like racing, biking, skating, and the like so don't have anything like that for you all to look at. Thus, when the family goes from, "awe, that's cute" to "OMFG!" with my photos of the kids, I am happy with my photography.
     

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