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ShadySue

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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2017, 09:54 »
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The most useful tip I got was to look at images already on the agency of my subject, and ask myself, "Why would someone choose my photo over theirs?"
NB, it's not always the 'best' standalone photo (always an objective call) which is chosen, it might be that a colour or crop they could make is 'best for their layout', so you can't always tell, but it's always a good question to ask yourself.


Brasilnut

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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2017, 10:02 »
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It saves me spending too much time in the Heathrow passport control queue

Those make for good editorials  ;D

« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2017, 11:46 »
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It saves me spending too much time in the Heathrow passport control queue

Those make for good editorials  ;D
Or would if photography wasn't banned there ;-)

« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2017, 12:11 »
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The most useful tip I got was to look at images already on the agency of my subject, and ask myself, "Why would someone choose my photo over theirs?"
NB, it's not always the 'best' standalone photo (always an objective call) which is chosen, it might be that a colour or crop they could make is 'best for their layout', so you can't always tell, but it's always a good question to ask yourself.
Yes I try and do that however buyers don't always want the "best" they want "fit for purpose" which explains why much of my fairly average output sells.......

« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2017, 19:39 »
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The most useful tip I got was to look at images already on the agency of my subject, and ask myself, "Why would someone choose my photo over theirs?"
NB, it's not always the 'best' standalone photo (always an objective call) which is chosen, it might be that a colour or crop they could make is 'best for their layout', so you can't always tell, but it's always a good question to ask yourself.
Yes I try and do that however buyers don't always want the "best" they want "fit for purpose" which explains why much of my fairly average output sells.......

Right and this is why (mostly) leaving room for cropping is usually a good idea.

« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2017, 10:31 »
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The most useful tip I got was to look at images already on the agency of my subject, and ask myself, "Why would someone choose my photo over theirs?"
NB, it's not always the 'best' standalone photo (always an objective call) which is chosen, it might be that a colour or crop they could make is 'best for their layout', so you can't always tell, but it's always a good question to ask yourself.
Yes I try and do that however buyers don't always want the "best" they want "fit for purpose" which explains why much of my fairly average output sells.......

Right and this is why (mostly) leaving room for cropping is usually a good idea.

...and also why only shooting during golden hour is a bad idea. Some people seem to think that no one ever needs daytime shots...

Imagine a film where everything is shot right before sunset. Pretty strange.

« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2017, 06:38 »
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The most useful tip I got was to look at images already on the agency of my subject, and ask myself, "Why would someone choose my photo over theirs?"
NB, it's not always the 'best' standalone photo (always an objective call) which is chosen, it might be that a colour or crop they could make is 'best for their layout', so you can't always tell, but it's always a good question to ask yourself.
Yes I try and do that however buyers don't always want the "best" they want "fit for purpose" which explains why much of my fairly average output sells.......

Right and this is why (mostly) leaving room for cropping is usually a good idea.

...and also why only shooting during golden hour is a bad idea. Some people seem to think that no one ever needs daytime shots...

Imagine a film where everything is shot right before sunset. Pretty strange.
In the days when SS were picky they much preferred bright overhead sun to the "golden hour" (well for me at least).....

« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2017, 13:20 »
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Thank you very much for all the feed back buys.
My travels have actually come to a lack of funds induced pause for now, some I am back in the UK and will going through and see what ive got in my huge back log of photos and where i can put them to use.
But i also think I took on board what was said during my last 2 weeks in Bangkok and I think i got some different results.
Thanks again.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2017, 14:24 »
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Thank you very much for all the feed back buys.
My travels have actually come to a lack of funds induced pause for now, some I am back in the UK and will going through and see what ive got in my huge back log of photos and where i can put them to use.
But i also think I took on board what was said during my last 2 weeks in Bangkok and I think i got some different results.
Thanks again.

Good luck! You'll be back travelling soon enough  8)

Brasilnut

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« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2017, 08:21 »
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Are you saying this as a general for editorials with people in or just these surf ones?

Here's one I submitted recently as commercial.


 

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