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Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005

Photo Names

Hi all,
I was wondering if someone could come and look at my photos and maybe give me some feedback and sugest some names.


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5/30/2005 7:05:00 PM

Justin B. Renshaw
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/27/2005
  Hey Brendan, good start on your gallery. As for names, that would be like naming your children for you. Only you can give a name that will satisfy your own motive. Keep shooting.

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5/31/2005 1:53:38 PM

John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  Brendan, I agreee with Justin R. I especially like the photo of the duck. Recommend you research enough to identify what kind of duck, or flower, or whatever. If you cared enough to take a great shot, go the extra step to find out more about your subject. I also strongly recommend you record the metadata on each shot, not only to share it in your gallery, but to help you to become an even better photographer. Tell us a little about what the shot means to you, why you took it, etc. Keep shooting.


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5/31/2005 2:27:54 PM

Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  I agree with John and Justin, that what you call your photos reflects the mood they inspired in you when you created them,...and that you should learn a little bit about what you've shot so you can identify the species,...or at least provide a bit of interesting information about that particular flower, duck, or whatever on the description line.

I disagree with John's advice on explaining why you took the shot, and what it means to you.
I learned something many years ago from a world-renown outdoor writer/photographer who viewed one of my slide shows. His advice to me was to not spend time explaining an image and why or how you took it, just "...Throw it up there, and let it stand on it's own...Give it 15 or 20 seconds,...then go on to the next one."
"If someone ASKS how or why,...then by all means tell them."

This advice was the best I've gotten in many years and I will never forget it. It taught me to let my images create their own meaning to the viewer. In that respect,...titles are inconsequential.

p.s....I have a title idea for your shot of the pitcher.
"Watch Out, Jim Palmer!"...(I live in Baltimore, and I'm an Orioles fan!) :)

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5/31/2005 3:25:03 PM

Connie J. Turner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/22/2004
  This is not much help, I'm sure, but I always go with the first gut instint I come up with. Of course, no one had ever commented me on what great titles I came up with but it works for me. Of course, I can see why flowers may be harder but maybe go on what color they are and how they make you feel when you look at them.

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6/5/2005 10:54:15 PM

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