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Christine Kozak/Wilterdink
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/20/2005
 

Question on Styles


I have been photographing my dogs for years, My style is not to crop in so much that I dont see the whole dog, it is expression and the power and the fur and structure of the dog.
i also like to leave something else in the photo, it is just what I prefer, but
it seems different styles are not liked, and many have to conform as in showing dogs, to a certain style.
why is it that a Great photo, and I have seen so many, does not get recognition it deserves, when others that conform to the simplicity, and that is just my observation of the style I see winning, would a more varied judges panel be in the future, some people have a broader range than others, and it would be nice to see a bigger range of style come out inthe finalists, and no I am not critisizing any photos that won!
they all are beautiful, but...as in showing dogs, I refuse to conform to the latest vogue, I refuse to do that with my style, I go for the emotion in the eyes of the dog, and also sometimes having a line of something else in the photo breaks it up or gives it more personality.
i hope I am not out of line here, as I said, the winners past and present are beautiful!
but....
it would be nice to see more variance in choices.
for ex
dogs
the winners were head shots with head on floor, or cropped in heads.
one flying dog thru the air! way to go, way cool photo, and another black and white standing.
there were others with great depth of field in the background that were not even touched.
it would be nice to see more variance.
same with the bird shots etc......
thanx for reading, and be kind, I am not trying to cause trouble or ruffle feathers, and no, I am not a profesional, but I dont play politics in dog shows, and I refuse to do it anywhere else ;)


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8/24/2005 5:57:19 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  Keep shooting what you like if it pleases you. If others notice, GREAT!... If not, don't lose sleep worrying about it.

Every dog has its day.


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8/24/2005 10:18:06 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I agree with Bob. Unless you are getting paid and the client wants a certain style, shoot for yourself. When you shoot to conform to someone else's preconceived ideas, you have lost your own creativity.


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8/24/2005 10:23:19 AM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
  I too agree with Bob. You have to shot what you like not what you think someone else likes. You may never win but If it pleases you thats all that counts. I have not entred alot of photos and I have never won, but I like my photos and I like to share them.
Keep on shootting someday you may hit what the judges are looking for in your style.

Dr Silly :o )


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8/24/2005 12:26:40 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
 
I agree also,
half the fun of this site is seeing how diferent we all are in what we do.
I mean you wouldn't do this to a dog-
but I would just to put a smile on your face!!! :-)
have fun


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8/24/2005 12:45:12 PM

 
Christine Kozak/Wilterdink
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/20/2005
  Thanx everyone for the kind words, I have a horrible way of communicating on the net LOL
so I appreciate the fine feedback.
:)


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8/24/2005 12:49:21 PM

 
Christine Kozak/Wilterdink
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/20/2005
  oh to funny! if I did that to one of my newfs they would give me a look you wouldnt believe! ROTFL!!


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8/24/2005 1:03:17 PM

 
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