At 5/15/14 08:33 AM, Seriousle wrote:
i think it comes down to policing photo's is a little harder, spotting plagerism and fakes in drawing is pretty easy spotting it with photos is alot harder, at least in my eyes, so its a matter of work i feel the effort out weights the result.. personally. i love photography.
I think spotting theft of photos is harder, but mostly because you can't tell if they were taken by the photographer rather than their friend. If there was a huge call for photos, I'm sure you could twist Tom's arm into accepting photography into the art portal, I don't think you'll find anybody who isn't impressed by a good photo.
I would say that judging whether a portfolio of photos is worth scouting is much harder to determine. For example, I really like the textures and the colour of roekr's ball photo. But it could also be argued that he was in the right place at the right time.
I think it is also very easy to get swamped by photo submissions, and most of them aren't worth it. Countrysides, holiday snaps, photos of your friends, flowers, .... bleugh. It's a tough topic of debate.