spilling over

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by nabero, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. nabero

    nabero TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Messages:
    869
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok, so...this is something of a spontaneous experiment. A series of frustrations have been piling up recently. One of them being photography, and the feeling that: sure, sometimes I manage to take a pretty picture, but there is no depth in it.

    Anyway....I took my camera with me yesterday, hoping to take some shots around my alma mater after i was finished cleaning out my apartment. Well...I never made it out to take shots of the campus because the cleaning took longer than I expected and I was exhausted...this is what happened instead. All of my frustrations came to a head...breaking point. my camera was sitting on the kitchen counter and i decided to combine all of my frustrations--and decided i would not edit the results.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Honestly, I'm not sure why I'm putting there online...I'm nervous about this, but I just don't know what else to do with them. But i guess as always...any reactions or critiques are welcome.

    Cheers..
     
  2. newrmdmike

    newrmdmike TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    it varies.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    they are graphic, and emotional. you put yourself out there, and that says a lot about the potential you have as a photographer. the majority of the things i see lacking in these is on a technical side. since they are self portraits i can't say much about composition, the first is the only one that is bad in my opinion, one way around it would be to have shot wider and cropped it in.

    since you didn't edit them one way you can get more contrasty light on your face would be to have turned so that the window behind you was in front of you 30-60 degrees. i don't know whats back there, but depending on how dark the rest of the room is it may have all fallen off to black, or almost black

    props on posting these!
     
  3. Peniole

    Peniole TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    where to next?
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Well I know why you're putting them on here. They are IMO what a lot of people photography is really about. They show real emotion, nothing posed or fake.

    I'm sorry you feel this overwhelmed or sad. It really shows in you expression and the look in your eye in the 3rd image.
     
  4. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,825
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    The Magic Kingdom
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I looked at these last night before I headed off to bed and really wasn't sure that I wanted to comment at all. As you and the others have said, this series is really about the emotion of the moment, and knowing that you've just finished your degree and life is about to change, it's easy to understand where that emotion comes from. Technically, they're not great, but I'm not too sure that matters all that much -perhaps you might want to think about boosting the contrast and sharpening them a bit just to lift them. And remember, I still have that chocolate in a suitcase ready for August...
     
  5. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    in the middle of north carolina
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Lots of emotion, not sure where they fall on the critique scale but who cares. Raw is the one word that comes to mind and that should not have a value judgement attached.
     
  6. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    oh dear! they certainly get the message of sadness across. :meh: :confused: ... I think the last one is the strongest in that respect.

    :hugs:
     
  7. PNA

    PNA TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,771
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wave when you see me go by.....
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Bravo.....showing your emotions is being human.

    Hope thing get better for 'ya.
     
  8. nabero

    nabero TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Messages:
    869
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I really appreciate all of you who commented on these :goodvibe: ...I feel like my purpose came through. it's liberating in a way to put something personal out there..."raw", "emotional", and "graphic"...never thought any of my pictures would have that kind of a description.

    Giant tpf hug again for the comments (and support) :hugs:
     

Share This Page