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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:45 pm
by Carnelian
Mary, these are wonderful.

I LOVE them.
I especially love the one of the wee girl walking through the tunnel bars thing and of her sitting on the chair with her head on the side.
I love the wee boy's cheeky grin walking through the same tunnel and the last pic.

The pics in your siggy/avatar are fanatastic too.
I'm so glad you are doing ok after your m/c. We miss you in our DDC.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:15 pm
by LaurensMom
littlebug wrote:I hope I don't come across as a jerk either, but really?? I've always wanted peoples opinions on my work, whether I disagree with it or not. I am always trying to better my photography and improve my business, I just can't imagine ever thinking I didn't need to improve or learn anything more from images I shot.

Again, hope I don't offend, I am genuinely curious about this 8) The pics look great!


Thanks and to answer your question... I am always trying to improve my stuff and really value the opinion of other photographers but if I am questioning my work, I ask for the CC specifically. I didn't post the pics to ask for advice or anything. I was very happy with the images and didn't want to doubt the stuff in any way. This is my style and I am comfortable with it. I have people coming to me even through word of mouth and what they have seen so far. I don't do this for a living. If people like my stuff, they will come see me. If not, it makes no difference to me since this is just a hobby. I am doing this for the pure love of photography. Anyway, I have several photographer friends that I chat with on a regular basis. We exchange different ideas on how to improve our work, try different things, make suggestions on each others stuff and just develop better skills in general. I truly just wanted to share these pics though and not get any CC on them.

Thanks girls. :) I really appreciate it.

ETA- a couple of things. :D

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:17 pm
by littlebug
Okay cool. Sometimes though I think my images are great etc etc and someone will point out something I didn't even notice. Fair enough that you didn't want the cc though. :)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:20 pm
by LaurensMom
Carnelian wrote:Mary, these are wonderful.

I LOVE them.
I especially love the one of the wee girl walking through the tunnel bars thing and of her sitting on the chair with her head on the side.
I love the wee boy's cheeky grin walking through the same tunnel and the last pic.

The pics in your siggy/avatar are fanatastic too.
I'm so glad you are doing ok after your m/c. We miss you in our DDC.


Aww! Miss you girls too! I still stalk you girls!!! :) Hope everything is going perfectly with you!!!! Thanks for the sweet comments. :)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:21 pm
by LaurensMom
littlebug wrote:Okay cool. Sometimes though I think my images are great etc etc and someone will point out something I didn't even notice. Fair enough that you didn't want the cc though. :)


Thanks for understanding. :) BTW- I have always loved all of your stuff! If you weren't so darn far away, I would hire you myself!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:00 pm
by amandamarie
Im a little late on the discussion.. but I wanted to chime in and say that I love your photos!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:24 pm
by LaurensMom
amandamarie wrote:Im a little late on the discussion.. but I wanted to chime in and say that I love your photos!


Thank you darling!! :) I really appreciate it!!

Girls, after much thought, I am making a vow to be more open to CC. I need to realize that people are just trying to help. Not everyone will like my style BUT photography is one of those things where no matter how good you are, there is ALWAYS room for improvement.

Blue- seriously, I apologize. I know you were trying to be helpful and I really appreciate your trying to help. I value you opinion highly! :) Thanks again! After thinking about what you said, I agree with you and I am going to figure out how to improve the WB.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:46 pm
by FirstTimeMommy22
BEAUTIFUL!!!! I have always loved your work. :D

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:58 am
by blue-eden
Mary, that's ok, no worries!
I love your style, it's not about style at all! :) I don't think I would comment on the style of someone, even if I didn't care for it because it's so personal. Some photographers whose work I follow on ILP are REALLY oversaturated and colour popped, and it's not my style, but I love their use of light and comps, so I like to look at their photos and learn what I can! :)

I guess things like exposure and white balance, though, are something we all work on, and are the toughest to get right. I know I need help! I think it really does benefit us as budding photographers in the end, if we open ourselves up to the eyes of others. Perhaps we can just make sure to state in our posts when we DON'T want CC, and just want to share some cute snaps.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:31 am
by Babydreamer1326
STOP doubting yourself Mary! You ARE an amazing photographer and you always seem to capture the moments perfectly! You already know...I LOVE your work!!! :D :D :D