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SuzieQ
01-23-2009, 04:37 PM
Hi Marko! Can I just say how much I am enjoying these podcasts!! Ive always been interested in taking photographs but didn't truly embrace my enjoyment until a couple of months ago when I bought a second hand DSLR and enrolled on a course to learn how to shoot manually. It's safe to say that I have well and truly been bitten by the bug. Literally every spare moment is spent looking at photographs, learning and practising. Since moving to London around roughly the same time I have just been absolutely inspired. The only thing which I found frustrating was my journey to work (I work in an inner city school so don't really want to take my camera in-though I may HAVE to soon ;-) ) as it was just dead time. I can never concentrate enough to read when Im out in public so I thought "why not try some podcasts?". Ive listened to a lot of different shows, but this week Ive been particularly enjoying getting up to speed with all of your material through Itunes. I especially enjoyed your interview with Phil Borgues- what a beautiful interpretation of the world he has.

I haven't quite finished listening to everything you have uploaded so forgive me if I am asking something you have already covered but I feel I would like to be able to understand little bit more about how to edit my photographs as a collection. I love trying my hand at street photography but when I come home with 200 shots -a lot of which I (personally) love for some reason or another- I find it hard to be ruthless in deleting. I like being organised and uploading to flickr but don't want to just shove a load of crap into the ether.

I'm sure there is no easy answer to 'what makes a good photograph?' but do you have any tips for developing a style and being able to recognise the difference between a good and an exemplary photograph. I must sheepishly admit that I'm left scratching my head sometimes when I look at a bowl of vegetables on flickr which has been commended over 50 times......

Anyway, another weekend course to attend tomorrow and I can't wait. I'm like a happy little sponge with a camera.

Thanks for sharing!
Suzie

Marko
01-24-2009, 10:11 AM
Welcome SuzieQ and thanks for the compliments!!!
Funny you should post that question as we are trying to answer it at this very time here.
http://www.photography.ca/Forums/showthread.php?p=9783
Feel free to take a read and feel free to post as well.
Best!
Marko

SuzieQ
01-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Thanks for pointing me towards the thread..I'm off to check it out now :-)

tomorrowstreasures
01-26-2009, 10:01 AM
Suzie - welcome to the forum!