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by frankstyburski
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: Exhibiting your photos
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Exhibiting your photos

This is a two-part question. I show my photographs pretty frequently at galleries, coffee houses, libraries etc. In the Chicago area, where i live, there is only one directory that lists opportunities for photographers and other artists. It is known as CHicago Artists Resource, and accepts submissio...
by frankstyburski
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: Do you work for free?
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Do you work for free?

Here's an issue that we all address. You are starting to get a reputation for taking good photographs. You want to think of yourself as a professional, and you want to develop a portfolio and add some high-profile names to the list of clients that you have worked for. The local non-profit asks you t...
by frankstyburski
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: flash
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: flash

I never use a flash, or studio strobes. My reasoning is that the duration of the flash is so short that I can't see the effect of the light until after the exposure is made. I like to see the color, quality, and balance of light before I make an exposure. I know that a lot of portrait and product ph...
by frankstyburski
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: What do you think of cellphone cameras?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

What do you think of cellphone cameras?

Everyone has one. We pull them out of our pockets to take selfies and snaps at social gatherings. But an increasing number of photographers are taking cellphone cameras seriously, and making serious photographs with them. You probably wouldn't use them to do product shots, or high end architectural ...
by frankstyburski
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: What’s yours?
Replies: 9
Views: 4622

Re: What’s yours?

“ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham Cunningham's answer to the question may seem like a flippant response. But in a sense it reveals the optimism which motivates us as photographers to make our next beautiful image. But here are three p...
by frankstyburski
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: What are the iconic images of this generation?
Replies: 0
Views: 399

What are the iconic images of this generation?

Every once in a while, a photograph emerges that defines the mood or essence of a generation. What image would you suggest sums up our times? Living in the USA, the examples from the past, and my nomination for the current image document pivotal American experiences. Some examples are Dorothea Lange...
by frankstyburski
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: Do you process your pictures before posting them?
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Do you process your pictures before posting them?

I saw a documentary about George Martin, the record producer who was responsible for nearly all of the records by the Beatles. He said something that can be applied to the different ways we approach our picture making. He said that the prevailing goal of the recording industry was to record the most...
by frankstyburski
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: Photography cliches
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Photography cliches

(8) I saw you doing this - don't see a problem. Don't do it myself. HI Peter, Here is why I put a black border around my pictures. There are actually two reasons. 1) In the days of film, photographers would ask their printers to print a negative, "full frame". As hard as they tried, the printer wou...
by frankstyburski
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: Photography cliches
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Photography cliches

As a young photographer, a lot of my pictures were imitative of the masters that I admired. Adams, Weston, Avedon, Arbus. You get the idea. Not bad, but I and everyone else had seen my photographs before, and done better, by someone before me. Not only that, but my pictures were full of cliches,- su...
by frankstyburski
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Photo discussions
Topic: Breaking the pattern or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Breaking the pattern or not?

I think it was a smart decision to leave the slanting tree in the picture. A lot of my pictures have patterns, or repeating shapes and lines in them. If you put aside the matter that it is a nice landscape photo of trees and water, your picture falls into this category. The challenge is to take a si...