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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. wow a lot of good information :O Thank you guys.
    Also Benchista, i think that "only shoot during the golden hour, the light's too boring otherwise" depends a lot on the cameraman too :O not just the idiom
     
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  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Nov19-17-AP-Sun-IMGP4865 copy.jpg
    Indeed, Kindaichi :) ...... depends upon the photographer ;)

    Definitely not "golden hour" :D



    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  5. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Jack,

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

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  6. 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.
     
  7. 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 :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     

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