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Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Okay, we have not done this in a while. Not for models, only for those who have signed up in the photographer category.

Are you a photographer, a GWC or a GWPW (that would be a "guy with paper weight" someone who should just us the camera to keep his/her mail from blowing in the wind.)

1) NO WHINING, THESE WILL BE JUST MY OPINION WHICH MEANS NOTHING
2) RE-READ #1
3) If you have 20 photos of the same model poorly lit by the bedside lamp in a hotel room, you ain't getting more than  GWC
4) If you have a "babe" posing with a giant sword, see #3
5) If the shot you have with the most number of "lists" and "comments"  is an obscene shot, read #3. Please don't waste your time or mine telling me that everything you shoot is art, if it is obsene to me I'll say so. RE-READ #1

Basically, if you are a photographer, it will be obvious. If you just want to see a boy or girl out of their clothes, it will also be obvious. There is nothing wrong with either, lets just not kid ourselves as to which is which.

EDIT at 5:25 added category JPB (Just Plain Bad)

Sep 02 11 12:13 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 6902

Newark, Delaware, US

I am a photographer and proud GWC, GWC with strobes, GWC with strobes and 200,000 ft^2 studio and GWC with lot of Money. 

Who cares?  big_smile

Sep 02 11 12:23 pm Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4126

Alexandria, Virginia, US

okay, I'll play.  Art is, however, in the eye of the beholder lol.

Sep 02 11 12:27 pm Link

Photographer

EbbysTouch

Posts: 51

Dallas, Texas, US

I'm GWC but let's play:)

Sep 02 11 12:31 pm Link

Photographer

Images by Philippe

Posts: 37

Georgetown, Texas, US

I'll take the harsh feedback smile

Sep 02 11 12:31 pm Link

Photographer

Ashley LaShea

Posts: 19

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

I'm a girl with camera. smile a camera I love and cherish. Its my secret lover. :-P but I'll play with u.... Shhhhhhh.

Sep 02 11 12:33 pm Link

Photographer

Miracle_Man

Posts: 789

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Sure I'm in!  Tell me what you think and be brutally honest!

Sep 02 11 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Connor Photography wrote:
I am a photographer and proud GWC, GWC with strobes, GWC with strobes and 200,000 ft^2 studio and GWC with lot of Money. 

Who cares?  big_smile

Obviously you cannot read. Please have someone read #1 out loud to you. 

GWC WITH small p%#^s since you need to brag about your alleged wallet.

I would LOVE to see your 200,000 sq ft studio, that would be3+ acres under the roof. Or roughly the size of 2 Home Depots.

Sep 02 11 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

Triple M Studios

Posts: 13

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

I don't usually do these, but . . .

Sep 02 11 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

IBG  wrote:
okay, I'll play.  Art is, however, in the eye of the beholder lol.

Art may be in the eye of the beholder, it just is NOT in your photos.
GWPW

Sep 02 11 12:37 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

EbbysTouch wrote:
I'm GWC but let's play:)

oh please, but I am at least glad to see "Girl With Camera"

Sep 02 11 12:38 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Tirado Photography

Posts: 4297

New York, New York, US

Take a look and let me know. Thanks.

Sep 02 11 12:38 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Images by Philippe wrote:
I'll take the harsh feedback smile

For you, I'll add to my original post:

#6 if you MM name starts with "Images by.." or "The Art of..." read #3


GWC

come on please somebody out there show me a real photo, designed, lit, thought about.

Sep 02 11 12:40 pm Link

Photographer

Lars R Peterson

Posts: 1075

Seattle, Washington, US

OK, Dave. I'll play...
Photographer, GWC, GWPW, or GWSP? smile

Uh, oh. I do have a babe with a sword...

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Haha, thanks, David!
That's not the worst answer out of those choices... so I'm happy!
And, no... Larry would not count as 'short' for Lars! But, if you yelled 'La' in a room, I'd probably turn my head!

Sep 02 11 12:41 pm Link

Photographer

nodakphoto

Posts: 1006

Fargo, North Dakota, US

Hit me

Sep 02 11 12:41 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Ashley LaShea  wrote:
I'm a girl with camera. smile a camera I love and cherish. Its my secret lover. :-P but I'll play with u.... Shhhhhhh.

damn, its "Girl with" day as in "Girl With Paper Weight"

stop please, no really

Sep 02 11 12:41 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Miracle_Man wrote:
Sure I'm in!  Tell me what you think and be brutally honest!

I was praying for a miracle of one decent photographer, sorry not your day.

GWC

Sep 02 11 12:42 pm Link

Photographer

Images by Philippe

Posts: 37

Georgetown, Texas, US

David Pollack wrote:

For you, I'll add to my original post:

#6 if you MM name starts with "Images by.." or "The Art of..." read #3

Just thinking that "... Photography"  is no better.  smile


"GWC" designation is fine for now. Still learning and working on it. smile

Sep 02 11 12:43 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Triple M Studios wrote:
I don't usually do these, but . . .

and I wish you didn't usually take out your camera.

worst GWC so far.

Sep 02 11 12:44 pm Link

Photographer

F u t u r a Photography

Posts: 51

London, England, United Kingdom

thoughts please smile

Sep 02 11 12:45 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Paul Tirado Photography wrote:
Take a look and let me know. Thanks.

HOORAY, THANK YOU, YES

Okay, now every one else above take a look at Mr. Tirados photos, they have been well lit, they are thought out, they are styles, they have proper post production.

PHOTOGRAPHER

again, this is NOT about anyones "shots" it is about the professionalism of them

THANKS!!!!!!

Sep 02 11 12:46 pm Link

Photographer

Matrix Photos

Posts: 40

Los Angeles, California, US

game on...

Sep 02 11 12:47 pm Link

Photographer

Matrix Photos

Posts: 40

Los Angeles, California, US

game on... twice apparently

Sep 02 11 12:48 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Lars R Peterson wrote:
OK, Dave. I'll play...
Photographer, GWC, GWPW, or GWSP? smile

Uh, oh. I do have a babe with a sword...

Oh god, yet another.

GWPW, please put down the camera.

by the way, I guess we have NOT met, nobody I know calls me Dave. I am not bothered by it, just amused. Shall I call you Larry, Lar, La?

Sep 02 11 12:48 pm Link

Photographer

End of the Road Studio

Posts: 168

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

first time at this game - have fun

Sep 02 11 12:49 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

nodakphoto wrote:
Hit me

GWCWP (guy with camera with possibility) You could be a photographer, there is a sence of design, some inate understanding of light, but it is clear what you want in front of your camera.

Sep 02 11 12:50 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Tirado Photography

Posts: 4297

New York, New York, US

David Pollack wrote:

HOORAY, THANK YOU, YES

Okay, now every one else above take a look at Mr. Tirados photos, they have been well lit, they are thought out, they are styles, they have proper post production.

PHOTOGRAPHER

again, this is NOT about anyones "shots" it is about the professionalism of them

THANKS!!!!!!

Thank you for the compliment. I find when going through proofs of all my shoots that I think close 95% of my shots kinda suck. The key is to know what those 5% with potential are...oh and don't let anyone else see that other 95%. lol.

Sep 02 11 12:52 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

F u t u r a Photography wrote:
thoughts please smile

damn, I can't give you s GWC no hot sweating babes; no giant swords, convertibles or motorcycles; no girls kissing. Keep on shooting.



No rating

Wait, I have it, Future Photographer

Sep 02 11 12:53 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Matrix Photos wrote:
game on...

easy to seperate those who view it as a profession from those who view it as a game.

GWC (gamer with camera)

Sep 02 11 12:55 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

End of the Road Studio wrote:
first time at this game - have fun

I hate to quote myself but will:

easy to seperate those who view it as a profession from those who view it as a game.

GWC (gamer with camera)

Sep 02 11 12:56 pm Link

Photographer

David Pollack

Posts: 1929

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Paul Tirado Photography wrote:
Thank you for the compliment. I find when going through proofs of all my shoots that I think close 95% of my shots kinda suck. The key is to know what those 5% with potential are...oh and don't let anyone else see that other 95%. lol.

Then you are even better than I expected, I would hope that 99% of what you shoot more than sucks. You are absolutely correct, no one cares what you throw out, just what they see.

Sep 02 11 12:57 pm Link

Photographer

Beyond Boudoir

Posts: 324

Portland, Oregon, US

What does it make me if I have a photo of a girl with a whip?  LOL

fun game smile

Sep 02 11 12:59 pm Link

Photographer

Anchor Photo

Posts: 122

MCHENRY, Illinois, US

Ok, take a look!

Sep 02 11 12:59 pm Link

Photographer

Dalyimages

Posts: 186

Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

I am game

Sep 02 11 01:00 pm Link

Photographer

RP Chicago

Posts: 229

Chicago, Illinois, US

I invite you to view my portfolio, a.k.a "The Art of Reggie Pulliam"...

Sep 02 11 01:01 pm Link

Photographer

F u t u r a Photography

Posts: 51

London, England, United Kingdom

David Pollack wrote:

damn, I can't give you s GWC no hot sweating babes; no giant swords, convertibles or motorcycles; no girls kissing. Keep on shooting.



No rating

Wait, I have it, Future Photographer

Thanks, enjoying this side of photography but not good enough to give up the day job!

Sep 02 11 01:02 pm Link

Photographer

MBradleyPhotography

Posts: 172

Houston, Texas, US

oh what the hell, I know I'm a GWC. might as well acknowledge it. lol.

Sep 02 11 01:02 pm Link

Photographer

Jacob Michael Photo

Posts: 109

Detroit, Michigan, US

Count me in

Sep 02 11 01:02 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Scanlon

Posts: 799

Encino, California, US

Ok, fire when ready.

Sep 02 11 01:03 pm Link

Photographer

Angels Deadly Syn

Posts: 308

Newark, New Jersey, US

I'm new to photography do not have much but would love to know what you think

Sep 02 11 01:06 pm Link