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Should you impose your style, or honestly reflect differences?

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by RovingMike, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    He does seem to throw it all at the wall to see what sticks. In some cases I like the results and in others I wonder why he didn't edit harder.
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  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    If you mean get rid of distractions, simplify etc, I think he is way beyond "rules" (or common sense?) like that.

    There was a school of thought, that I must admit I signed onto about 16-18 years ago that said urban scenes are not self-sealed, but are part of a wider continuum, therefore extraneous half faces and things that are from outside the frame are all part of the story. I think there are limits to it and you wouldn't put it in front of a club judge, but it is why I would personally rate this https://flic.kr/p/V8KnEo well ahead of this https://flic.kr/p/Vp8Y1g and this https://flic.kr/p/VKqpXu ahead of this https://flic.kr/p/VqGcDt. And I'm not sure I could be persuaded to lop the right side off this https://flic.kr/p/T33QWs. But only if the context is documentary / travel genre to describe the place and tell a story.
  3. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

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    Indeed, Kindaichi :) ...... depends upon the photographer ;)

    Definitely not "golden hour" :D


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  4. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Jack,

    Dunno... Look at some of those reflections...


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  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Hard to see if there is ambient light playing a role there, but I suspect all the fill-in is from artificial.
  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Roger,

    As Mike states above, all artificial lighting from street lights, motor vehicle lights and, perhaps, the store lights :)


  7. KironKid

    KironKid New Member

    I think that style comes over time. Just as an author or singer takes time to find their own voice. Just shoot, and in time your own personal vision will develop and become yours.

    Kiron Kid
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  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Only with self reflection, in my view. If you create without self reflection, you may or may not develop a style.
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