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Marc Lamontagne June 4th, 2018 10:24 PM

New to OPF
 
Greetings,

Pretty new to photography. Good at picking up on the technical aspects but only slowly developing my actual skill.

My basic aim is to offer my ability to praise and find value in things in exchange for some technical evaluations of my pictures according to mainstream parameters: currently, my issues are framing and perspective.

Overall, I am concerned with the artistic expression of values and ideas...but where are the pictures to back this up? ... most likely somewhere in the very distant future. For now, just learning to shoot straight is a big challenge. :) but it's so much fun.

Don't consider myself a photographer yet but have plans to develop my professional skill enough to do restaurant menus and such in the near future.

I am writing a journal of my photographic adventure so I can go on for pages about this stuff. Will stop here....for now.

Thanks for having me...and yes 'I' do use pronouns, sometimes.

Cheers

PS Photos are generally signed: Marc L or Mark Miller

PPS I have many questions and topics I would like to discuss. One of them is artistic propriety and other copyright issues. I do not really see a thread or category for this, any suggestions?

Asher Kelman June 5th, 2018 12:44 AM

Welcome Marc,

Am happy to welcome you! I love the idea that you want to express ideas and values! That is the hard part.

Clicking the camera is the easy part and we can help you with the technical stuff.

For composition nothing is better than a piece of cardboard with a frame cut out corresponding to the shape of the format you are shooting.

Great point is that you can survey a scene and concentrate on just what is included, excluded, the angle from which one observes and the time of day chosen.

I started each of my 3 sons that way and that is what we called “Photography”! They were told that’s how everyone learns. Not my first lie and not the last! It worked and they are often better than I am in compositions!

Asher

Maggie Terlecki June 9th, 2018 08:28 PM

Welcome Marc. Excited to see your work! :-) Maggie

Roshni Patel July 3rd, 2018 12:47 AM

Hello! Welcome to the forum!

Jerome Marot July 3rd, 2018 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marc Lamontagne (Post 184969)
PPS I have many questions and topics I would like to discuss. One of them is artistic propriety and other copyright issues. I do not really see a thread or category for this, any suggestions?

That could be discussed in "Layback cafe", but whatever the forum you should realise that artistic propriety and copyright are closely tied to laws and these, in turn, vary between countries. This forum being international, you may not get very useful advice from members living in different countries than the one you want advice for.

Asher Kelman July 3rd, 2018 06:37 PM

Marc,

Start a new thread wherever you feel it fits on Propietry images and copyright.

I will look out for it and do my best to contribute!

Asher

James Lemon July 3rd, 2018 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marc Lamontagne (Post 184969)
Greetings,

Pretty new to photography. Good at picking up on the technical aspects but only slowly developing my actual skill.

My basic aim is to offer my ability to praise and find value in things in exchange for some technical evaluations of my pictures according to mainstream parameters: currently, my issues are framing and perspective.

Overall, I am concerned with the artistic expression of values and ideas...but where are the pictures to back this up? ... most likely somewhere in the very distant future. For now, just learning to shoot straight is a big challenge. :) but it's so much fun.

Don't consider myself a photographer yet but have plans to develop my professional skill enough to do restaurant menus and such in the near future.

I am writing a journal of my photographic adventure so I can go on for pages about this stuff. Will stop here....for now.

Thanks for having me...and yes 'I' do use pronouns, sometimes.

Cheers

PS Photos are generally signed: Marc L or Mark Miller

PPS I have many questions and topics I would like to discuss. One of them is artistic propriety and other copyright issues. I do not really see a thread or category for this, any suggestions?

Welcome Mark!

Copyright is simple... it is the right to make a copy.

Best, regards
James


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