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Most Improved Photographer - 2002  
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Hello guys!

Since the other thread is going good, here is another one.

Who would you rate the most improved photographer over the last year?
You can name one or as many as you have on mind........this should be interesting!  Smile

-Dmitry

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User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

This guy...this guy right here.  Nuts


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I'm just messin'....thought i'd have some fun at 2am after uploading a few shots.  Big grin

-Tim



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 745 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Too tough for me to say ... so I won't  Smile

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.

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Um, well, can I vote for myself????  Smile

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



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User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1833 times:


Ben Pritchard (LGW)


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And not just because he has "graduated" to a D30.

Nice work Ben!

Regards,
Dean



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User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

I have to agree with Dean, Ben's work has been fantastic over the past year, a real credit to a.net ... keep up the good work mate
Regards
Shaun



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User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1758 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.

Corey



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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1696 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.. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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!

Wietse


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Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
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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 Big grin ), I will share some more of my pictures on this site.

Tim



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Just wait till I upgrade camera's guys!!! Big grin. I'll be here for that award next year don't you worry  Big grin.

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!

Cheers

Dan.


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Darn, I misunderstood the topic.

I thought you were talking about photographers here, not about cameras.  Big grin

-Joge



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Joge,
Cameras don't take pictures....People do!  Smile

Jeff


User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

ummm, wietse ... i think you misunderstood the post, it's common courtesy to always vote someone else other than yourself.
*sigh*
Regards
Shaun



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User currently offlineBapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

This is a very hard thing for me to decide on, but I think I would have to give 4 guys some credit on their photograohy over the past year. First of all.....

Shaun Grist, gone from struggling to get things on with his SLR, to getting himself a very nice digital camera and getting some very nice shots on here...


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Second comes Dan Valentine, a good friend who has managed to get 2 pictures on here even though he used to use a good old 80's SLR!


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My third nomination goes to Lee Archer, who has risen out of the flames to provide us all some great pictures to drool over!


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And finally Tony Silgrim, also like Shaun upgrading to a Digital camera and geting some fantastic results!


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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.

Yours Sincerely,
Jason Nicholls



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User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1562 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!
Regards
Shaun



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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Shaun......

I didnt promote myself nor did I vote for myself. I just said that it is very hard to pick someone, but that I hoped that everyone could say that they improved last year.

And then I gave an example (myself) and how I have improved last year... (not saying I think I improved the most)

- did you even read my post?

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

I don't know about most improved, but my vote for "rookie of the year" would be:


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Brian - SPOT THIS!


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3154 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1522 times:
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I think everyone is continuously improving, with more experience, new ideas from a.net, new equipment.
At least I'm trying to.

Konstantin



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User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

WOW Brian, I've never seen that pic before! :O
Good work Mr. Piboontum!

-Clovis


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
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I agree with you Brian, and what a controversy it caused, remember!
Oh, by the way, hi Brian and Clovis.

Paul


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Hi Paul Big grin

This is my current wallpaper, reminds me of one of those 1950s era paintings with Connies and such and big cloudy backdrops. Big grin

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