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Re: Trying to get noticed...
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 06:42:28 AM »
I suggest you start a website and put only your best work on it.
As you improve, get rid of the ones that aren't up to the new standard.
Put only your best photos on social media.
People will refer you to their friends who surf (if they have any).
Offer to shoot promo photos for events at no charge, and make sure they credit/tag you somewhere when promoting the event with the image.
Get some business cards made, and you'll be noticed, and eventually paid.

For fun, I threw one of your pictures into Aperture and cropped off the not so interesting bits and tried to make the day look less dreary.
If you can consistently PP the images in an identifiable way, that helps as well.
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Re: Trying to get noticed...
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Re: Trying to get noticed...
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2013, 06:47:52 AM »
By the way, I really like the natural look of your signature on the image.
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Re: Trying to get noticed...
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2013, 11:10:08 AM »
I suggest you start a website and put only your best work on it.
As you improve, get rid of the ones that aren't up to the new standard.
Put only your best photos on social media.
People will refer you to their friends who surf (if they have any).
Offer to shoot promo photos for events at no charge, and make sure they credit/tag you somewhere when promoting the event with the image.
Get some business cards made, and you'll be noticed, and eventually paid.

For fun, I threw one of your pictures into Aperture and cropped off the not so interesting bits and tried to make the day look less dreary.
If you can consistently PP the images in an identifiable way, that helps as well.

That is amazing. I never thought it could look like that. How did you edit the water?

By the way, I really like the natural look of your signature on the image.

Thank you. I did that on sketch time on the iPad then imported it into CS6

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Re: Trying to get noticed...
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2013, 01:06:53 PM »
Alex.
'Trying to get noticed' is a very human want, nothing wrong with it.
Put them out where more and more people can view. Comment on other people's photos and they will comment on yours.
And to me, the photos are NOT underexposed.

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Re: Trying to get noticed...
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2013, 02:16:04 PM »
After seeing your edit on my image it really inspired me to take another stab at it... What do you guys think? Could I do with changing anything?

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Re: Trying to get noticed...
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2013, 05:52:42 PM »
After seeing your edit on my image it really inspired me to take another stab at it... What do you guys think? Could I do with changing anything?

Looks much better!
I personally like to take a brush and manually sharpen the water.
Keep improving upon photos like this one and you'll get some recognition in your area.
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Re: Trying to get noticed...
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2013, 07:34:22 PM »

Your shots are nice, but i would like to see more "faces and emotions" to go along with some of the beautiful scenic shots you've shown....the famous Muhammed Ali / Sonny Liston shot comes to mind as an historic example.

If you google search the "best sport images of all time" you'll find that roughly 1/2 of them are shots showing emotion of some type.

that would be my critique of your photos....very nice scenery, but not enough emotions/expressions/faces.

good luck.














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Re: Trying to get noticed...
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2013, 07:34:22 PM »