What's sad is that I didn't get much from sculplady's art show. So far one picture of the Rasputin lookin' guy and one shot of graydancer were pretty good. I'll look through the rest later and we'll see. But damn it that I didn't practice more before shooting it. I should have been able to get it working... or get my f numbers straight. I think that's why most of the are under exposed and looking dark and orange. Bah. I want to say the lighting sucked but it didn't. I just was using crappy settings.
You know, I don't think I should be telling you this. :) See, all the other photographers don't tell you that 3% of their pictures DON'T suck. They just sweep in, post something amazing and go on about their business. I'm too open, too honest... not to say that they lying. They are just better at fostering the image I wish to foster. Maybe when I can get a decent exposure more than half the time. Until then I'll just have to ignore the photographers on my flist, the bastards. :)
Also, I'm not quite getting the craft of an image just right. It feels mechanical when I do it less about look and feel. With cropping I usually find the right able and right look but I'd like to be able to get that from the start. I suppose that just comes with time. I suppose even Ansel Adams cropped his pictures to enhance them. Though I think he understood the technical aspects of light, exposure and film better than I do. Eh, I'm getting it.
Speaking of cropping. Holy crap. A RAW image right out of my camera is 6x10 at 300 ppi. That means I can get 12x20 prints with adequate quality in a print. Pretty spiffy but I doubt I'll be printing below 250 ppi.
Wednesday: Any artistic types free? I want to go picture shooting if the weather is nice. Fox is out and I don't know if Aetrix wants to go and I can't tie down another artist I know that would enjoy it.