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09-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Am new here. After getting booted / censored from all the major photo forums thought I'd try this one. Here is a sample of some of my 'alternative style' in HDR Hyper Real

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/8031084187_f4f6ab5fc2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67961882@N02/8031084187/)
P9010775_-2_-3_-4_tonemapped LR (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67961882@N02/8031084187/) by slackercruster (http://www.flickr.com/people/67961882@N02/), on Flickr

'Pole Dancer. Chillicothe OH.'

Impressive work from many of you togs. I'm not a fine art tog. I'm a doc tog. But any way you slice it there is art in turning the snapshot into a photograph.

...for my portfolio samples (Some NSFW)


09-27-2012, 07:13 PM
hmm this one is difficult. It's an interesting photo but I don't like the hdr effect to be honest.

I like the idea of the redneck stripper though :)

09-27-2012, 08:12 PM
Well, some like the effect, some don't. It is like BW and other effects. Just a matter of taste.

Nothing to sell people on, either they like it or not.

I've gone over to hper real HDR for most of my street work. Will post a few more. Maybe they will 'grow' on you?

09-28-2012, 09:23 AM
Interesting introduction slackcruster - I have to wonder what got you banned from every forum...
Good luck on this one! :)

09-28-2012, 10:10 AM
Interesting introduction slackcruster - I have to wonder what got you banned from every forum...
Good luck on this one! :)

3 things for the most part were trouble.

1 Nudes

2 Posting low res works from other togs to illustrate a post. Like doing book reviews or discussing techniques, etc. I've given up trying to help other togs for the most part. Sick of trying to teach others, having my hands tied with no ability to illustrate and then getting booted for my troubles.

3 Dissing film and not being a 'yes man' like on the rangefinder and large format forums.

09-28-2012, 10:29 AM
With respect, Posting work from another photographer is a no no. It's a violation of copyright and you should not try to do this around here either.
Dissing film? Not going to even go there..there's no reason to do that around here either. We have a number of photographers around here that love film and I am one of them.

Basically you should try to blend in with the community that you are trying to join and if you can never blend in, then the community is not for you. This has nothing to do with being a yes man.

Nudity is an issue on some forums. I have no problem with nudity so long as it's clearly marked and it's posted sparingly.

We are a friendly bunch around here, and respect each other to a very high degree and we've all been around for a while and want our forum to continue to run smoothly. We don't bicker on this forum and we don't want to start. Please keep that in mind.

and i think that's all i got to say about that....hope that makes sense.

Matt K.
09-28-2012, 10:48 AM
Am new here ....

Impressive work from many of you togs. I'm not a fine art tog. I'm a doc tog. But any way you slice it there is art in turning the snapshot into a photograph.

...for my portfolio samples (Some NSFW)

Hi slackercruster, and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately I am not so familiar with your your acronyms, so I have no idea what a "tog" is, or what NSFW stands for. So I cannot comment on that. I can, however, comment on your work. Different, for sure. Not so sure if it belongs in the "alternate photography" category, however. If I may quote the criteria: "Infrared photography - Polaroid transfers and emulsion lifts - Cyanotypes - If it's alternative post it here." So that is really what the understanding of "alternative" is on this board. Maybe your understanding of the category is a bit different. You say your "alternative style", and that is what it is: your style.

I would have just put the images into the regular category, "show your image", most HDR work or even modified work is shown there. Just a heads up.

I suppose I look at what it is that you, the photographer, is trying to show me, the audience. I base my comments on that, usually. So in looking at your image here I wonder what the intent is? Is it to turn a snapshot into a photograph and calling it "art"?

I like the processing of your image, just not sure what it is you want to say with it.

09-28-2012, 10:54 AM
Yea sure. I don't send in any eduational posts any more, so no worries about 'other togs' work. (For a sample of one of my posts search for 'Shootout $1.50 ink jet print vs $250 Eastman dye transfer print') I refuse to waste time writing for forums just to have them removed, so gave up educating togs.

I am doing a dye stability fade test right now covering about 20 different color print and imaging media. From prints to chromes and negs. Each item gets cut in half. Half gets sun baked for 6 months, the other half stored in the dark. Covers media going back to the 1950's to 2012. Dye transfers, cibachromes, Kodachromes, Type C, Freestyle color papers, ink jet, laser prints, tons of stuff.

Both halves get married after 6 months and scanned for the review report. But no photo forum will get it. I will post it at Tumblr and password protect for invites only. Have had only trouble at all the closed minded fourms...so am careful about my time spent on them. Some of my reports takes weeks to put together. Can you imagine writing for weeks just to have it trashed in a second?

And 'dissing' may be a little too strong of a word. Lets just say being a little too 'gung ho' with digital compared to film on some of the forums. Or saying 'film is dead' can get you in trouble on some fo the forums. But people can shoot film or whatever they like, I don't care. I'm just saying for me, I hate film. Only like the look sometimes with BW, but have no desire to go back to a wet darkroom or film. And I started with film 45 years ago and did every aspect of color and BW film and wet darkroom work. .

09-28-2012, 11:18 AM
I don't know if it belongs here either? I figured HDR hyper real may be alternative? Don't know. If not and is in wrong section, move them to right area. OK by me.

Not trying to say anything other than 'pole dancer'. It is not a 'set up' shot if that is what you mean. Exactly what is shown. Walked by her in a campground and shot her. I just document pretty much what I come accross. Kinda what you see is what you get.

09-28-2012, 06:38 PM
Great capture but the HDR doesn't work for me either. I would have maybe moved the pole to the right side. The bottom of the blue mat is distorted. The Mountain dew, bullwhip and the background make this image great.

09-28-2012, 07:59 PM
Thanks, but it was not a set up shot. I could shoot from one side or another. But I don't touch a thing or move anything.

I never notioced the bullwhip till I got home! Would have liked to see what she used it for?