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April 13, 2009


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Mon Apr 13, 2009, 5:06 PM
  • Listening to: lily allen
  • Drinking: espresso
so ... after much consideration i've decided i will post new photos on my flickr page.  forgot what it was like to actually have to do an html tag.

updated the blog a new entry about the continued and flagrant bastardization of photography.  i'm sure those of you who think street should include hdr and multiple layers will probably get pissed off, then again, i've been over what the masses think on dA for quite some time. ;)

if you think the "street" in this shooter's portfolio of street (personal>street) is street, well, i'm sure you won't agree with me.  and ... if you do the same, you have gone from "photographer" to "photo illustrator."  nothing wrong with that as long as you don't lie about it.

kudos to the dA staff for making my page spam-free for like the last couple months.  2, in fact.

although i'm not submitting here, i still read comments and notes and appreciate the devwatches, favourites, etc., etc.

hope you're all doing quite well!

cheers from the kinda-balmy l.a.!

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crystaldisplay Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student
joey l's work would be so much better if his photos weren't 50% photoshop. i'm not sure why he calls those photos street either, because they're portraits.. taken in the street. they're good portraits, but they couldn't be in the category of street photography.

..well i shouldn't really judge, since every time i try to take street-like photos, they look awful. i get scared to take photos of people hah.
contains-mild-peril Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Be interesting to see where Joel L will be in a years time when someone creates the photoshop action he uses and gives it away free on the internet.

I mean it's all very well being the cool kid on the block, but someone cooler will be along before long. And they'll probably have richer parents so can work for free...

Regarding the RAW files it's quite good to see how weak the composition is prior to editing. All a bit loose I thought.

But then as the old saying goes, you can't polish a turd. Or perhaps you can, but it'll still smell like a turd when you get close enough to see it.
simba Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Nice to see you up and around buddy. I'll check out the flikr posts. I've been resisting the urge to open an account there, but one day ... who knows. I just twitted, or tweeted, or twatted for the first time this weekend, so i don't wanna expose myself to too much change all at once. ;)

Take care my friend. Hugs to B.
equivoque Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
chris, the way they made your page spam free completely fucked up web statistics everywhere. now one can no longer see, for instance, that traffic came to a site because it was linked to from [link]. no, now it all shows up as coming from the "outgoing" web page of deviantart. how lame is that? so while they fixed something internally, they essentially rendered useless statistic gathering from web analyzers' point of view everywhere.
cweeks Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
i'm just not that interested in dA stats. ;)
kelceyolson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Uhhh he calls that street? It's just like portraits, nothing too candid about it. Last time I checked the people aren't supposed to sit around and look right into the camera.
Also, that much editing is ridiculous. Ya sure I'll edit some photos when adding layers and everything, but I don't say it looked like that in-camera or close. Ugh, it just reminds me of the photography class I'm taking in high school right now. My teacher said "You can take a bad picture and make it great in Photoshop!"
Everyone in the class knows more about how to use Photoshop then to work a camera. It's disappointing :[
vspecialk Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
you got yourselef a flickr kidding? :oops:

did you read my reply to your mail?;)
cweeks Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
what email? the iphone tends to delete shit. :(

vspecialk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
check your DA inbox then
grubernd Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
robert frank called. he wants his americans back.

personally i wouldnt call it "street" either.

but then i heard they do landscape images with formats smaller than 8x10". some even handheld. does that make it something else? like "earth documentary"instead of "landscape"?

i know you like your purist way, but let the kids have some fun and define the world like it has never been. that's what robert frank did anyway, back in the days, when landscape was still landscape and street didnt exist. ;)
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