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Old Nov 4, 2007, 9:18 PM   #11
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Wow, great response folks. Thank you all for your honest and thorough opinions, I appreciate that all of you took the time to communicate your reasons for liking or dis-liking the image, all are valid comments and I respect all of them.

Tomorrow I'll recommend this forum to my (ex) bone head teacher.
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Old Nov 5, 2007, 7:23 AM   #12
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Tomorrow I'll recommend this forum to my (ex) bone head teacher.
Have you finished the class your "bone head teacher" teaches? Do you think you might ever be in another of his or her classes again?

Calling someone a name in a forum like this, and then referring them to that forum might not be a good idea.
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Old Nov 5, 2007, 10:14 AM   #13
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TCav, no I won't take any classes with this instructor. I really should post the complete story, it wasn't just this one comment. During one of your open discussions the questions regarding tax reporting came up. He told the class that he didn't see a need to report income, he stated that he didn't report any from his wedding photography business. In fact he rambled on giving instruction on how to handle our customers by way of personal checks and cash payment.

Another open discussion regarding equipment acquisition he stressed the importance of always being ready for a good deal, he then kicks off his shoe reveling a folded stash of cash. This was very funny. We then began to review one of his camera bags. He carefully commented as to where he acquired each one of his "L" lenses, and impressing the importance of having such fast glass.

When he got to the 85mm 1.2 he lowered his voice and told us that some times camera gear "comes to us from the street". Now what do you think he meant by that?

So TCav, I won't be going back to his class, would you?
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I don't think I'd want to be anywhere near him!
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Old Nov 5, 2007, 11:46 AM   #15
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Is he selling a lens at a good price?
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Old Nov 6, 2007, 2:05 AM   #16
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Bynx wrote:
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Is he selling a lens at a good price?
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and of course he meant used lenses for great prices !
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Gerafix please stop typing for me. I didnt mean a used lens at a great price at all.
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 2:11 AM   #18
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Was replying to his question of "Now what do you think he meant by that?" actually lol.
Quoted you because it's a good question ! I'm looking for glass like a lethargic man looking for a double double!!
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 7:29 PM   #19
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The thing that struck me about this picture is the photographer's image in the reflection. Unless that was what you wanted that is bad! That may be what caused the instructors remarks. I have no idea. But it sure looks weird with you in there just above the panties.

But the other thing was the damaged reflection of the lady. Had you shifted a little over you could have had her reflection better.

I think the concept seems OK.
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Old Nov 12, 2007, 3:51 PM   #20
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Jim, as we often do, you might have some wrong reasons for dislikingyour ownshot ; )Please, it's not avicious image at all! But could be improved substantiallyonce you could get rid of the distracting elements following the suggestions above.

Btw, it even reminds me a well knownphotograph by Robert Doisneau : Side Glance (1953) :!:
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