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Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by abraxas, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. domromer

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    Those are some great photos.

    I guess I had my watershed moment last year. I had been having mild success selling my photos to magazines. All I started to think about is was is this image sellable. I began to think too much about each photo and my photos actually got worse. I really stopped enjoying taking photos and I wasn't selling for a while. I realized how I was making myself miserable putting so much pressure on each photo and I was ruining something I had been taking great pleasure in for the past 17 years. So I stopped caring so much. I went out and took pictures of dogs, chickens, anything and I wasn't thinking the whole time who could I submit these too. After that I really began to enjoy photography again. I still riding that wave, , after just getting back from a week in Yellowstone. It feels like I was 15 and learning the dark room and each print felt like magic. After all this I'm actually selling more photos!


     
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    I think this really depends on the area, there are areas where you walk for many many miles and every shot will look the same, but then there are areas where you get something exciting around every corner. Europe is pretty good in that respect. Very often you get "small-ish" landscapes, which change alot over a stretch of 3 miles ;) But also in Europe it really depends.

    At the coast or in the mountains, half a mile can make an infinity of a difference, in more flat-ish land, it makes nothing.
     
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    Raymond Moore:
    http://www.weepingash.co.uk/links/rm/rm01.html

    Tom Cooper:
    http://www.haunchofvenison.com/en/#page=home.artists.thomas_joshua_cooper

    Wim Wenders:
    http://www.haunchofvenison.com/en/#page=home.artists.wim_wenders

    Chris Wainwright (not Ian - my memory fails often!):
    http://www.chriswainwright.com/index.php?template=home

    Paul Hill:
    http://www.artfund.org/artwork/9305/enlarged/1/photographs-from-the-paul-hill
    http://www.camerabooks.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=10787-ApproachingPhotog/Hill

    Hamish Fulton:
    http://www.hamish-fulton.com/

    Richard Long:
    http://www.richardlong.org/

    More later...
     
  4. abraxas

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    I'm glad to hear things are getting back on track for you. In the last year I've been doing a lot of what I feel like doing. I've been having considerably more fun, and producing better photos.

    I think I know what you mean though, at least as far as what I see as maybe trying too hard. I lost some nice sales a few years ago because my shots (all digital) looked good on the web, but the clients needed something with much higher resolution. I upgraded and went into a one year flurry of reshooting locations. I upgraded again a year later, but since my 'forced march' style of revisiting and shooting locations didn't make that that much of a difference, I figured I'd just do as I please. The last couple months things have gotten better, but it's the work I've done in the past year that has been responsible for the improvement.
     
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    Great link- The pages about how he processes his work are inspirational to me. -Thanks!
     
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    Actually it is more the use of software filters and considerable postprocessing that contributes to the colour rather than simple saturation. The use of a graduated blue filter plug-in is obvious in many of his shots as well as a graduated neutral density filter. Software vignetting and central lighting from filters also seemed to be present. Some selective work has been done as well.

    As you indicated, the shots are impressive and a lot of viewers would not recognize the level of postprocessing involved.

    skieur
     
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