theoden06 wrote:A chance encounter!! I was just doing some scapes at bolton abbey yorkshire when i saw a bride and groom walking around the grounds, they spied me with my camera and asked if i could take some pics on their camera for them as they had just got married at a chapel down the road but unfortunately the brides mother had passed on a few months prior and they had gone to the abbey to scatter her ashes there as it was a Favorite scenic area of hers. I obliged on the condition I could take some on my camera and email them to the couple. thanks for viewing
Really nice photo, though maybe because of the color accent effect the blacklisted_site look like they are too big for her feet. Which lens at which focal length were you using? If you don't mind, I think the composition needs a little work, instead of framing out to get a large portion of the background getting closer or zooming in to have the bride fill most of the frame would have worked better. I hope you also took photos of her with the red blacklisted_site on, so that they would be part of the living element in the photo instead of as just some static object in the foreground.
Nice photo, what was the aperture, the shallow DOF is noticeable. The striped socks reminds me of The Wizard of Oz, the name of the subject wasn't Dorothy by any chance was it?. Did you also take a full body portrait of the subject with the red blacklisted_site?
Very nice photo indeed, I really want to know the setup you used to get the shot done. I noticed you have a semi-transparent square with what I think is your reflection? Is that your watermark?
I hope you have a full body photo to share somewhere, that's a really nice car. I think I saw one of them at the Geneva 2011 Motor show, I can't be sure since I'm not really a car person. Check out my flickr page to see a few photos from that event.
Each to their own and all that...
David duChemin wrote:If you’ve made it this far and you’re an amateur, keep at it. Live your creative life on your terms. Doing this professionally is a thrill, and I love it. But there are as many liabilities as there are benefits and the same applies to remaining a hobbyist – there are advantages and disadvantages. What matters is that you love and practice your craft without ever feeling the condescension of a so-called professional who doesn’t want you in the club. That kind of exclusivism is a harm to the craft and a denial of the prime mover in art: passion.
If you feel that I am being condescending and does not wish you to be part of the 'club', well, I'm not going to put any effort into changing your mind. I have don't think anyone should or could not be a photographer, to me anyone who owns and uses a camera can call themselves a photographer, regardless of whether they make a living as one or not. I myself am still an amateur at photography, still seeking my direction after three years, to me photography is a hobby, a passion, I still have a day job to pay my bills, rents, feed myself. In the past year, after I stopped working full time and started as a consultant, I gained more free time to think about what I want to do with my camera. I didn't want to take photos that only had the right composition, right color balance, right focus/sharpness, all these things that anyone can do with a little practice. Like other people, I could have chosen any red colored object lying around my house and take a photo to enter this weekend's competition, but I decided not to, I would have had no feeling for the photo.