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I'm too lazy to post that business card right now, here's the website on it:

http://www.dogdayart.com/photography/
The URL looks like "dodgey art"

Her website needs some serious work, but her stuff isn't the worst i've ever seen.
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Surprisingly enough, most of the people I have recommended DSLRs are quite receptive of my advice and are willing to not attack me for it. But there is one guy I know, complete gear head. I don't think he has taken a single shot yet he is on his 2nd DSLR already.
Complete opposite for me. Everyone who's asked me for DSLR advice stopped listening as soon as they bought it.

One guy takes pretty crappy photos (which honestly is next to impossible with the Siggy 30mm f/1.4), and another barely takes shots at all. The few he does take are completely hipster. Both also share the whole "Post processing ruins photos and isn't photography and is for people with no skills with a camera".

Meh, the only people I've met in real life who do photography well are ones who picked it up on their own accord, without advice from others. One is a very good friend of mine since 8th grade, the other is his friend from college (again ,crossing my fingers with her).

Just not sure why the people I introduced into photography turned out to be so.... bad


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The URL looks like "dodgey art"

Her website needs some serious work, but her stuff isn't the worst i've ever seen.
The broken "fashion" link on the home page doesn't help.

And on that note, time to sleep. Yay for sleeping at 2:35!
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I didn't notice until now that it WASN'T "dodgy art". I'm a complete failure. And I think I'll get a D40 and Sigma 30 as a "take everywhere" body. Small, sharp, light, and around 500 bucks.

AND HOLY CRAP YOU'RE RIGHT, THE PERSON THAT I INTRODUCED TO PHOTOGRAPHY IS COMPLETE CRAP. On the other hand the girl I told to read up on aperture and the exposure triangle and stuff like that is GODLIKE.
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I didn't notice until now that it WASN'T "dodgy art". I'm a complete failure. And I think I'll get a D40 and Sigma 30 as a "take everywhere" body. Small, sharp, light, and around 500 bucks.
With most of the cost coming from the Sigma Sounds like a good plan though! Easy enough to find and pretty cheap.

Okay last post tonight I swear!
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The URL looks like "dodgey art"
Yeah I read it like that as well.

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Complete opposite for me. Everyone who's asked me for DSLR advice stopped listening as soon as they bought it.

One guy takes pretty crappy photos (which honestly is next to impossible with the Siggy 30mm f/1.4), and another barely takes shots at all. The few he does take are completely hipster. Both also share the whole "Post processing ruins photos and isn't photography and is for people with no skills with a camera".

Meh, the only people I've met in real life who do photography well are ones who picked it up on their own accord, without advice from others. One is a very good friend of mine since 8th grade, the other is his friend from college (again ,crossing my fingers with her).

Just not sure why the people I introduced into photography turned out to be so.... bad




The broken "fashion" link on the home page doesn't help.

And on that note, time to sleep. Yay for sleeping at 2:35!
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I didn't notice until now that it WASN'T "dodgy art". I'm a complete failure. And I think I'll get a D40 and Sigma 30 as a "take everywhere" body. Small, sharp, light, and around 500 bucks.
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I didn't notice until now that it WASN'T "dodgy art". I'm a complete failure. And I think I'll get a D40 and Sigma 30 as a "take everywhere" body. Small, sharp, light, and around 500 bucks.

AND HOLY CRAP YOU'RE RIGHT, THE PERSON THAT I INTRODUCED TO PHOTOGRAPHY IS COMPLETE CRAP. On the other hand the girl I told to read up on aperture and the exposure triangle and stuff like that is GODLIKE.
My friend asked me what camera he should get, ignored my advice, and got the cheapest new sony he could. however his actual photography isn't bad, he listens to my advice too.

On the watermark thing, my website is jamesboydphoto. Only because jamesboyd.com was taken, and looks strange. I know i'm not trying to form a career out of photograhy, and i don't class myself a as a photographer.
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The only reason why I put Photography on my watermarks is because my old watermarks were just my initials, and people thought I was involved w/ B&H Photo.. that and when I got out of college, I had a few instances of copyright violation after I posted my final project of my digital photography class. I'll try to dig out the C&D letter I had sent to a news agency that took my photo and had on their website and as the backdrop of one of their graphics for a particular news article.

Ever since I started actually shooting again, it's just been a habit to use a watermark, but I use a formula so that it's only in my web-ready images, it's not saved to the original image ever, and it's just about always the same size and in one of two places (and I change sides dependent on what's in the photo around it, so if it's going to block subject matter, it gets moved).
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not quite the same as you guy's recommendation stories....but...

ive had a friend ask me about picking up a DSLR to photograph her kids. i recommended either the sony a33 or a55 since they have PD LV and it makes it far easier to shoot hyper active kids....but i told her if she was comfortable with VF she could pick up either the 60d or d7000 since they are better cameras in general. she told me she would be fine with the viewfinder, and she bought a 60d in a week or two. well its been like a month and she just asked me why AF takes so long in LV. told her, welcome to photography time to look through the hole when you shoot....

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Both also share the whole "Post processing ruins photos and isn't photography and is for people with no skills with a camera".
i for one also believe that post ruins photos....
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i for one also believe that post ruins photos....
I'm so on the fence about this, it's not even funny. Being a realist and hardly an artist (at least, not in this iteration of my photography), I barely even crop some of my photos (and yeah, I know, it can be obvious); the thing is, I feel like I more appreciate the stuff I throw out there that has only minor corrections. That is to say, contrary to what it may look like, I do put most of my stuff through some post - color corrections, or more accurately, adjustments, since they hardly ever come out 'correct'.

Sometimes (like the photo I just put up in the 'Rate the Photo Above You' thread, I'll use a crop. There was a little too much open space around the subject(s), while at the same time, a couple of people/objects in the area drew attention away from what I was trying to shoot. I feel like it makes me a slightly better photographer to not crop, since for my keepers, I feel like I'm 'getting it right', and not trying to salvage an image out of something I snapped that wasn't quite right there.

That being said, there's alot to be said for good post work. (This got omitted from my initial response and was not intentional).
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