Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 530 posts, RR: 18 Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1467 times:
Too tough for me to say ... so I won't
As a screener I have more info to go on than most, as there are a number of photographers who have pulled themselves from absolute rubbish to A.net standard in the last year - since all most of you see is the acceptable stuff, you probably don't realise how hard some of these guys have worked! So to all those who have gone from 100% rejection to regular acceptance, well done - its a steep learning curve requiring a high degree of perserverance!
For the more established photographers, many who have taken the DSLR route seem to have shown improvement - in many cases, I think these people are just plain having more fun since they dropped film (I know I am), and in many cases this shows in their pictures.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5025 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
Um, well, can I vote for myself????
One year ago at this time, I could not get an upload. I had 130 already in, from when the quality threshold was lower, and tried and tried to get some DEN pics from summer 2001 on, but the scanned prints were just not able to pass. I tried different scanners too. and they were shot with a good camera, the EOS 300 with the same exact lenses I use now.
So, I've gone from 130 to over 500 and I'm only celebrating 6 months now with the D30.
Of course, you also have to have airplanes to shoot. I dont live near a "major" airport so all I can get are "basic" planes: commuters, 737, RJs, MD80, etc so when the opportunity to shoot at a major like IAH, I can really get into the groove with things like rotations, heavy jets and airlines other than the ordinary (like the European airlines) and just different angles.
I've still got a load of shots from Houston plus some cool stuff from the junkyard......
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
JFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1382 times:
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As for the site goes it sure isn't me, However I know that for me this site and the comments in this forum have been a huge help for me. From when I never thought I would get a photo accepted to now I can get one or two on most attempts. So for me I know that I have improved 100% from where I started, and most of it comes from the input I got from the members here.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 57 Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
I think (hope) that anyone can say they have improved in the last year. Afterall this hobby is purely thinking of new ideas, original ways to approach a subject and try to get the best out of your capabilities or equipment. If you didnt improve in the last year, you didnt try hard enough..
I for one can say I have come a long way this year. Until June, I only had 6 pictures in the DB. Now I am at 250 +/- and it could have been more had I not stopped in anticipation of the new camera. So the new year will bring lots and lots of good for me with new lenses, new camera and new ideas and I am sure I will grow more into the hobby.
I just hope that all of you had a great year and wish you all a great new photographic year with lots and lots of killer shots!
Timdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 67 Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
Wietse, you'd have my vote too! I still remember you taking prints with me early last year when we first met at the runway, and since then you have made such progress, with new equipment, and a huge improvement in the quality of you pictures.
I too have made some progress too last year. I switched from print material to slides, and my quality standards have gone up tremendously. This site has also changed my perspective somewhat, and I have definitely learned something from all of your pictures and these forums.
When I get my new scanner (Wietse has already outgrown it ), I will share some more of my pictures on this site.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12426 posts, RR: 40 Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
Just wait till I upgrade camera's guys!!! . I'll be here for that award next year don't you worry .
As for now, hmm...
I don't know, I guess there are many people who have gone from rejections to acceptance but it really depends what you mean by improved. Many people have improved their equipment, and so the quality of their photos have increased without any particular change in technique, so it is quite difficult to judge. I think someone with a DSLR will improve quicker than someone using a film SLR because with a DSLR one can see whether you've exposed the photo, or framed it properly or whatever, straight away; In one picture. Whilst with a film SLR you may shoot 3 films in one day and only realize 3 weeks later when you get the films back that you have done something wrong.
So I couldn't really make a decision based on just that!
I would also like to thank these guys for all the help and support over the past year! Also there are many more photographers I would say have improved alot over the year but there would be too many to list...you should know who you are!
Also id just like to say that I hope my photography is improving, I think ive stopped being the moaner I used to be when it came to rejections.
EGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 14 Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
Hello Jason and thanks for the shout out, but i don't think i stand as far as "most improved" goes as there are alot of people who have worked hard and sustained themselves up the ladder including yourself.
I try my best but im still learning, and will for sometime and hopefully get as much help as possible from the top guns of the industry ... the skies the limit!