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DAN CRUIKSHANK

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I would ditch the selective colour b&w edit of the redhead on your profile.

Nov 14 12 07:53 am Link

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GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36357

San Francisco, California, US

Shall we beat this guy up a bit?   I think this is less about his ability to shoot but about him understanding what to shoot.  I see a talented young photographer in that portfolio that needs to mature into the business.

Nov 14 12 08:05 am Link

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Francisco Castro

Posts: 1735

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

ei Total Productions wrote:
Shall we beat this guy up a bit?   I think this is less about his ability to shoot but about him understanding what to shoot.  I see a talented young photographer in that portfolio that needs to mature into the business.

I see hints of someone who will someday be able to take photos that are forgettable. Once he learns to think of ideas that are not cliches', then people will take him more seriously. It's the attitude that people are reacting to on this thread.

He has some technical ability. Artistically, none of his photos will stick with me longer than it takes me to look at the next photo.

Nov 14 12 09:51 am Link

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GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36357

San Francisco, California, US

ei Total Productions wrote:
Shall we beat this guy up a bit?   I think this is less about his ability to shoot but about him understanding what to shoot.  I see a talented young photographer in that portfolio that needs to mature into the business.

Francisco Castro wrote:
I see hints of someone who will someday be able to take photos that are forgettable. Once he learns to think of ideas that are not cliches', then people will take him more seriously. It's the attitude that people are reacting to on this thread.

He has some technical ability. Artistically, none of his photos will stick with me longer than it takes me to look at the next photo.

Then again, he is 19.  We were all invincible back then.

Nov 14 12 09:57 am Link