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Old Dec 23, 2006, 6:12 PM   #1
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Hey guys and girls...... I have been looking around the different sections here and notice there are some really good photos. Unfortunately the majority of people will be missing them as the would not dig into the depths of Steves Forums to find them.

My question/suggestion is why post here rather than in the general sections which are very good and then your work will be viewed by more, help more learn, hopefully help you learn and also encourage more people to the forum when they see more work on view? This would then leave the specialist areas for specific questions/advice/information concerning the formats making everything clearer.

That's what it's there for and a reason that I don't spend any time on the other forums where everything is scattered all around.

Just an idea, what do you think????

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Old Dec 23, 2006, 6:40 PM   #2
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Good question (although, I think you'll find that each manufacturer has it's own fanatics who want to post in these areas, rather than the general Photo Posting Forums)......

This is hereby christened "The Can of Worms" thread.....lol!
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 6:42 PM   #3
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I was going to start with the can of worms but decided against it lol, oh well looks like you allowed it to be opened. I just think it's a shame that the great work going on is missed by so many.

I have put this question on 3 sections where there seems to be a lot of shots posted within manufacturers and do understand that it is good to show what a camera can do, however how much can really be shown between different brands at the size we are posting...... also is that the most important thing, or is it more important to raise the standard of all of our photographs (I defy anyone here to say they are not still learning) by sharing technique, styles etc.
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 8:16 PM   #4
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more important to raise the standard of all of our photographs (I defy anyone here to say they are not still learning) by sharing technique, styles etc.
Mark - Point well taken and I agree that is what we are ultimately about; ie, raising the standard of photography. A newbie usually enters the forum at the manufacturer level to learn more about their specific camera. Friends are made withlike interests anda comfort level is reached. For most the small pond is sufficient.

But the big pond is still cut into different segments; landscapes, people, close-ups, wildlife, etc. There isn't really any 'general' category. So you have to decide where a particular shot should be placed and then follow up on it. Not worth the trouble. Much easier to post among friends. The panasonic forum is by far the most popular. It's hard to leave. But we should.

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Old Dec 23, 2006, 8:40 PM   #5
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aaaccckkk! fred, i agreed with your first paragraph, but i disagree there should be any change in the status quo. i'm a noob with an fz20, looking at photos in a general section will do nothing to help me learn better photographic techniques.

however, i have learned tons in this forum. and thanks to this forum, i just came from a niece's basketball game in a poorly lit gymnasium, and until i came here, i would have had no idea how to get a decent picture. but now, with a lot of help from you guys, i feel i'm semi-competent to configure my camera for any situation. i could not have done that in a general forum.

btw, if i haven't told you guys lately...thanks.
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 9:53 PM   #6
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Sorry, that last suggestion was worded a little poorly. I certainly didn't mean to leave and to never return. Only that after some confidence and expertice is gained, we should expand to newer, larger horizons as Mark was suggesting. The tips and recommendationsof seasoned users (includingimage samples)is always welcome and vital.
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 10:04 PM   #7
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frankly, there's no reason not to post images in both places. i do, and always have. i've always liked sharing and learning from others in this forum, especially since the Panasonic owners seem to be such a helpful and friendly lot. posting in the other forums (i.e. landscapes, wildlife, etc.) is great too, but most users there aren't as familiar with the Panasonic cameras' idiosyncrasies, and often can't offer as much help if you're having a problem or want to learn how to make your specific model perform better.
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Old Dec 24, 2006, 6:25 AM   #8
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HI all

I think the pana forum is home to somf of the best photography on this forum. I used to own an fz30 and learnt a ton plaing around in here

just like squirl i post in a bit of both of the forums. Now i concerntrate more specfically on the pic posting forums as i only play in the canon forums when my cam is doing nutty things (which it isnt yet........... touch wood)

I really enjoy browsing through the pic posting forums as i try to give feedback when i think i can add some sort of value or even to be enlightened with new ideas on comp, pp etc. I would definately be in favour of more photos in those forums

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Old Dec 24, 2006, 7:43 AM   #9
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I think squirl033 has a good answer for me, up to now i've only posted pictures in two forums (this and the pentax dslr), but it would be great to have them also in the general sections.

At least I'm going to try it.

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ps: i realy liked you How to take some different party shots post
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Old Dec 24, 2006, 8:55 AM   #10
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Thanks Ronny.

At the end of the day my plan is not to change the world unless other people think it is for the best, I just wanted to find out the reasons why and ensure that everyone here is getting the best out of Steve's and for me I think posting in the individual photo sections allows people with expertise, interest etcin those styles to learn more and advise more..... for example I don't often comment on architecture or wildlife as I don't have the experience and as yet have not put the time to taking these style shots so have not posted there either.
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