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Old Feb 27, 2004, 7:39 AM   #1
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This photo was taken in a studio of a friend I met online. I feel that she did not get what she paid for. Is it me being picky or what? The lighting is not the best and Ive seen better photos of her taken with a standard point and shoot. This was taken in America somewhere. I would be interested in what you guys think

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Old Feb 27, 2004, 8:08 AM   #2
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There are some pros that aren't that good and there are some amateurs that are that good. Just because someone charges money for their photographs makes them a pro....it doesn't make them a great photographer.

I didn't care for the lighting in the pic either. The pose is not flattering to the girl.
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 8:21 AM   #3
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The girl looks very bored. I agree with ohenry about charging money does not mean you are a professional. My definition of a professional is one who takes pride and joy in his work.
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 10:14 AM   #4
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I dislike that back lighting. Why would anyone want green backlighting on their hair?

The left shoulder being lower than the right looks a bit odd.

The light reflecting off her skin is unflatering (I know all too well, having very oily skin myself.) There are some shadows on her face that aren't very niec either (but they are at least soft, so you have to look for them.)

Yes, I'd be unhappy with these if I paid even a reasonable about of money.

They could have at least gotten her to smile... maybe get a bit more of a spark in her eyes.

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Old Feb 27, 2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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We look at it differently

I see a Pro as someone who is able to market themselves well enough to make a living. They can be a terible photographer.

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[professional rant]
In the corporate world "professional" has become another term for wage slave.
IE: Work 80hours this week to get your project done on time but no OT pay because you are a professional.
Or heres a pager, you are a professional and we want access to you 7/24, but this year to meet profit margins there is no compensation for carying it.
Or we have reduced staff again but you are all professionals and can manage the added load.
Or too bad we have outsourced our works to xxxxx where we can get wrokers for 2 rubles a day, bye-bye.
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 2:30 PM   #6
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She is a very pretty woman so don't get me wrong here...

But that's about the goofiest portrait i've seen a long while.... I'm still gigiling... but please don't take offense...
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 5:04 PM   #7
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I agree there was an opportunity for a beautiful pic here.
I only have about 1000 pics on my G3 and before that the last pic I took was in the early 90's. I've never been paid for a photograph, and I'm certain I could have done allot better.
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A "Professional" welder?
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A "Professional" welder?
pretty close lol


that backlighting doesn't work
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 6:13 PM   #10
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A "Professional" welder?
What's welding got to do with it? I'm lost.

Unless you're equating welders with unprofessional grave diggers. Better not. There are a whole bunch of metal sculptors who will gladly frizzle your nose hairs.
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