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Style and technique 2012-11-03 18:12:06 Reply

So i was just checking out this photographers site, i think it's awesome: http://www.symbolphoto.com but when i compare it to photos that i've taken, they fall completely flat. Does anyone have any advice on how to shoot photographs a bit more inline with this style?

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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-03 18:19:23 Reply

At 11/3/12 06:12 PM, deontebolaw wrote: So i was just checking out this photographers site, i think it's awesome: http://www.symbolphoto.com but when i compare it to photos that i've taken, they fall completely flat. Does anyone have any advice on how to shoot photographs a bit more inline with this style?

Well that photographer's work is very professional, but in order to compare it with yours, or to tell you what you could do to get results closer to his, we would need to see yours first.

Generally, you can tell that he has a pretty good equipment and the knowledge about shutter speed, light sensitivity, focal lenght and much more that it takes to get the desired results.


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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-03 19:43:45 Reply

You're also going to need digital photography programs like InkScape or GIMP. If you're trying to be professional photographer, then Photoshop is your deal.


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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-04 01:47:18 Reply

Also keep in mind that he probably takes 1000+ pictures per event or shoot, and chooses maybe 10-15 that worked out well, and showcases maybe 1-2 from each event.

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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-04 03:30:26 Reply

At 11/3/12 07:43 PM, HiryuGouki wrote: You're also going to need digital photography programs like InkScape or GIMP. If you're trying to be professional photographer, then Photoshop is your deal.

No you don't; poeple made great photographs before those programs were around.


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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-04 11:41:08 Reply

At 11/4/12 03:30 AM, J-qb wrote:
At 11/3/12 07:43 PM, HiryuGouki wrote: You're also going to need digital photography programs like InkScape or GIMP. If you're trying to be professional photographer, then Photoshop is your deal.
No you don't; poeple made great photographs before those programs were around.

Even so, it's better to be safe than sorry, right? What if one of your lenses fails and you have to make a great looking photo? Edit the photos, of course.


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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-04 11:53:08 Reply

At 11/4/12 11:41 AM, HiryuGouki wrote:
At 11/4/12 03:30 AM, J-qb wrote:
At 11/3/12 07:43 PM, HiryuGouki wrote: You're also going to need digital photography programs like InkScape or GIMP. If you're trying to be professional photographer, then Photoshop is your deal.
No you don't; poeple made great photographs before those programs were around.
Even so, it's better to be safe than sorry, right? What if one of your lenses fails and you have to make a great looking photo? Edit the photos, of course.

That's just lazy. Professional photographers tend to take a bunch of pictures just in case any of them come out wrong. Digital tools are used mostly to retouch things, or to add some kind of effect to the image. But you do not need Photoshop or any digital tool to be a good photographer, just a good sense of balance, a good camera and the initiative to shoot a photo everywhere you go.

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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-04 11:56:02 Reply

At 11/4/12 11:41 AM, HiryuGouki wrote: Even so, it's better to be safe than sorry, right? What if one of your lenses fails and you have to make a great looking photo? Edit the photos, of course.

you... obviously know nothing of photography...
but please, carry on, it'll be fun to watch.

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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-04 13:09:16 Reply

If you have to resort to editing programs, then you really are not a great photographer.

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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-04 13:57:54 Reply

OP, are you looking to work with a digital or a traditional camera?


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Response to Style and technique 2012-11-04 16:20:49 Reply

You can try deviantart and ask artist on their for their advice, the have ginen me helpful hints before :D