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06-09-09, 05:44 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Agree with Eileen as far as flash is concerned. He must have not known how to enhance a picture with flash. Maybe you are confusing the advice? Outside the studio (and complex outdoor lighting rigs to some extent) never use flash as the main source of illumination, only as fill or a creative tool.
Shoot what you like? I see that very much alive in today's photographer, possibly more so with the advent of digital. You won't find a single shot in my brothers portfolio that he hasn't had an interest in photographing. It's very much like writing a novel, writers write about what they know, photographers photograph what they like.
In-camera cropping? Hmmmm, I reckon it works both for and against photographers and it hasn't changed a jot since early printing days! It's sometimes better to not shoot so tight so it leaves room to crop into later. However, there's probably far too much post production cropping going on digitally now. Some images you'll see on websites wouldn't even print up to a 6x4 they've been so heavily cropped & shopped. Look stunningly award-winning in online galleries, but wouldn't even entertain a shortlisting in a print competition.
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