View Full Version : The one that never quite worked???
Ok, I know we all have them. (Or at least I hope its not just me, haha)
Let's show those photo's that never quite worked. The ones that would of been stunning but you missed focus or your camera was not configured correctly. What ever it is. Lets just show them anyway.
The DoF on this was just too shallow. You can see straight away how good this would of been if I had it more open although some may still like it
Mia & Jacob (http://www.flickr.com/photos/methok/6132963309/) by IamStephenKing (http://www.flickr.com/people/methok/), on Flickr
Yes Steve, I quite like it:D I do not mind the shallow DOF at all, making the lovely little girl at the front stand out nicely.... and nicely composed.
09-10-2011, 10:17 PM
Hi Steve I like that one. I feel at times we are all looking for that ultimate perfect photo. You know the one that is going to get you invited to become a Magnum photographer.
We really should learn to accept and be pleased with the result we get at times. Personally I cannot find too much wrong with that. Possibly others could tell you technically what's is wrong, but really we should look and see what is right about it, and that photo is right a nice pose by the little girl a neutral background and as Kaye said the shallow DOF does work by making the little girl stand out. I would be very pleased if I got that result Excellent.
Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments on this.
10-19-2011, 11:54 AM
Just wondering what it means to become a "Magnum Photographer" and how to become one???
11-12-2012, 04:00 PM
How it was explained to me was just another organization. Being a member doesn't make you a better or worse photographer, but they happily will take your money.
IMHO, it's nothing that I would aspire to be... I'd rather be known as a good photographer over being known as a magnum photograph any day f the week. A while back I was in Victoria BC and shot with a photographer that had a BA in photography, a Certified Professional Photographer status from PPA and a few other "awards" and signs all his emails and forum posts using the words "Master Photographer". Not to be rude, but I was NOT impressed by the shots he took in the day he was with me. There are people on this forum that could have done better by far.
The moral... It's NOT some real or fake industry title that defines you as a good photographer or not... it's your photos.
Work on your skills, not the titles.
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