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Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by veronese, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. veronese

    veronese SC Rookie

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Hi folks:

    Just joined. Was hoping to get some feedback on some work shot with the Fuji X100. Am hoping to upgrade to the Sony RX1. :)
    Thoughts/feedback on the work? -

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    --Joe

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    better to post images rather than link - that way you can have a collection of pertinent comments
     
  3. Yup, without them posted directly I can only speak in generalities.

    Looked though some of your images.

    1- Some are just boring. No need to post a picture of the side of an ordinary building. Nothing wrong with the image, just nothing going on.

    2- Some are potentially great, but just missing a few elements.

    3- You have a few gems in there, Keep at it.
     
  4. veronese

    veronese SC Rookie

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Thanks, folks, for the feedback. Didn't want to post too many pics. Dave, nice to see a fellow Arizonian. :) Is the link at the footer featuring your work? Thanks!
     
  5. Gotta represent the state. There are a few of us on the forum.

    My link is to my blog page. Some I post, some I don't.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    you have a very good eye for contemplative photography. You shoot the kind of images I like. Michael submerged is to me....a masterpiece. There some others that are quite good and some that leave me flat. But as a whole, I like 'em and would like to see more.
     
  7. veronese

    veronese SC Rookie

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Ahhh, is the photo of the daisy one of yours? Thanks!
     
  8. veronese

    veronese SC Rookie

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Hi Luke. Hey, a fellow Milwaukeean (I was born and raised there). Thanks for the feedback on the images. I'm trained as a draughtsman and painter, with an interest in photography. :)
     
  9. Brown eyes, black hair and a stunning personality. :wink:

    Sorry, just me being funny. Started sounding like a personal ad there.
     
  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    With more than half of them I can tell that you're experienced with thinking about composition. Painting makes sense. In some cases, the picture is in a category I'd call "Painterly," which is what I use in my own head to classify a certain type of shot I see a lot here in which the image looks very much like a painting - strong colors and lines, very still / static image with no implied movement, no fleeting glimpses of a smile, that sort of thing. In those kinds of shots, (and for my money ONLY in those kinds of shots, but everyone's taste varies) then a heavy hand in post processing makes sense - heavier than you went here, like with the garage shot at night. I don't personally like super-heavy PP on more people-oriented dynamic shots where something's happening. But I like it (or at least appreciate it) on those painterly compositions. So if you're going for that, then for my 2 cents you can crank it up a notch or two on those shots.

    And finally as has been said, some are pretty flat shots with not much to tug at the viewer, and probably don't belong in any kind of showcase of your work. They have something to them that interests you, but in a portfolio they say "I don't fully understand what others respond strongly to." No shame in that, by the way, it's a tough thing to get right.
     
  11. veronese

    veronese SC Rookie

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Thanks very much for the feedback. Yep, I realize some/many(?) of the shots are minimal in nature. Just last night I was trying to articulate some of the things I attend to while shooting, which might explain some of the images (mind you this list is tentative and shifting more than I know) :) ---

    In my photography, at the moment, there is no programmatic or conceptual agenda. It appears I respond to patterns or dynamic inter-relations of elements, almost as if I’m physically drawing relationships between objects (even when seemingly little is going on in the frame). The work must have some organization, some visual dynamics within the frame; for me, what matters is what results in the frame, not just the reality before me. I’m interested in order, but at the same time uncommon patterns. I tend to favor pictures that reduce subjects to patterns or shapes which utter a design, favoring this over incidental description.

    For the Arizona theme, I try to notice occurrences, the coming together of forces and objects (architecture, sky, forms) that typify my locale. In my work, there is a deliberate flattening of space, a desire to seek spatial confusion - figure and ground confusion. Many times I don’t want the viewer to be too comfortable with the image at first; I’d like the image to be a puzzle, disorienting the viewer at first, encouraging them to find their way through the photograph. If there is a “program” to my work, it is to strive to make the familiar unfamiliar. When color in my photographs isn’t speaking, when it doesn’t have a communicative or affecting voice in the image, I’ll alternately see if the image has potential through greyscale.​
     
  12. veronese

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    Jul 31, 2013