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I recieved so many portfolios from you guys and they keep coming! I’ve been really enjoying looking at your work and as much as I’d like to talk about EVERY portfolio, I can only get to a few. Please know that if I don’t choose your website, it’s not because I didn’t like it, however I chose portfolios that I felt stood out. We all have room for improvement. I know I have tons of room for improvement. In fact, that’s what keeps me going with photography. The fact that I’m always working on my craft and can always challenge myself to grow, to improve, and to work harder. I have friends that I trust to look at my work and give me feedback. Some are in the industry and some I just trust their eye. So please know that my critique of your work is only my opinion. It’s not personal, so plesae take what I say with a grain of salt.
I’m not only looking at your work, but I’m also looking at your website. I’m looking to see how it flows, how it’s laid out, the interface, navigation etc. There are many things that I value in a good website and there are things that I find really annoying. And I’m not alone. Most folks have a very short attention span when it comes to the web. If your website doesn’t function quickly and is well laid out, chances are people are going to move on.
Film, yes that stuff that goes in the back of a camera and gets exposed to light, how do you select the right one? There are so many different choices, well there used to be more but you have to decide what speed film, should it be black and white, should it be punchy or neutral.
You had to make a decision before you ever went to the shoot to make sure you had enough film, the right speed film and the right type of emulsion for the shoot you were on.
If you loaded a roll you had to live with it for the next 36 or so shots before you could put something else in. Sure you could rewind it early but you just wasted money on un used frames.
I personally loved contrasty film like Kodak VC which stood for Vibrant Contrast opposed to NC which was Neutral Contrast. When it came to black and white I liked using the ilford HP5 and sometimes the Delta 3200.
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