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Gettin' paid. (sorta)
I got an email from Lisa, the lady who wants my pictures in a book. She has requested the photos by the end of the month. I asked her in what format. :) RAW? JPG? PSD? I'm going to guess the first, maybe the second. But tonight, after Chicken Wings! (WHY AREN'T YOU COMING TONIGHT???) I'll be going through an editing more. They want people pictures. I really hope they're good enough or that I have enough, she requested 5 - 10.

Cool stuff, truly. I suppose this is a very good step towards professional photography.

Also, in case your friends lists ate it, I've started posting people pictures and would really like some feed back (please be gentle). I have no idea what to do to make things better but expect more people pictures in the coming weeks. I'm taking smed's and lady_fox's advice and focusing on people for a while (pun intended). I need the practice. I want to be good like this guy. I have a long way to go.

For starters, I need to consider backgrounds again. I do that now almost immediately for non-mobile objects but sort of panic when something may move out of frame. Mental rigors. Use the checklist. Etc. Etc.

My work queue doubled last night. Deadline is the 19th. our week long user's Group Meeting is next week. So... not sure exactly how I'm going to get everything done.
Hmm... team mate has 11 fewer logs than me. I may need to re-assign some things. :| Oops?

Lastly: Have I become boring? Comments have dropped of these last few months. Summer may be the culprit but I'm curious if people are still out there or if they're losing interest because of photos. Or even not commenting because of photos? Moo? Has my life become.... mundane??!?

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: September 12th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
yay, book!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 12th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm trying not to keep my hopes up but it seems like she's planning on using them regardless of what I send.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 12th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
First off, the major problem that I see is that the people you're taking pictures of still have their clothes on. You should be trying to be good like this guy. Second off, I know dick about photography, so the best my comments can do is amount to "oooooo" and "awwwwww".

As far as interest goes, my comments dropped off because of my physical time. There's not much else to it. I can't really speak for other people. It might make you happy to know that I comment more in your journal than I read the news feeds these days.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 12th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not clicking that link at work, even if it is Wikipedia. You're untrustworthy!

You don't have to know jhack about photography to like or dislike. It starts with "I like" x or "I don't like" X and yuo explain. Then POOF! You're a critic. :)

I oooo and awwww'd your mom last night.

You have a good excuse. You work crazy hours. Now buy my love back with an Xbox.
fencert From: fencert Date: September 12th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will not be eating chicken wings because it is a baby day for me. I luv my baby days. More than chicken wings.

Yes you are mundane- throw more axes. Then you will recommence rocking.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 12th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are Tuesdays always baby days? Chicken Wings often happen on Tuesdays because of BW3's cheap wing night.
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, regrettably this is the usual way of things. Parenthood doesn not account for cheap wing night. :-(
assfingers From: assfingers Date: September 12th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've always found you boring, which is why I comment so much.

it makes me feel better about myself when you keep being boring.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 12th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gonna try to hottest hot wings tonight?
elenuial From: elenuial Date: September 12th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! We're both getting published. :)

I kind of expected your "people photography" link to be NSFW, but I like Dr. Claw from Nashville a lot.

I don't know if I'm reasonably qualified to critique photography, though... I don't know enough about it technique-wise both during shooting and post-production. About the only thing I can really talk about is composition, which I'm sure you have a pretty good handle on.
elenuial From: elenuial Date: September 12th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, in the case of my not commenting, summer is totally the culprit. But you already knew that.
chuzhuzhe From: chuzhuzhe Date: September 13th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be totally honest, you post too much for me to get really excited about it when you do. Especially because so often its only about what you did at work, or what you made for dinner or something else that involves long descriptions and not much content. I don't know anything about your job and I can't eat the food you describe, and so I don't have anything to say. But that doesn't mean I don't care!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 13th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, you're comment frustrated me and I'm tring to figure out why. There's no animosity in this comment.

So because I post often my entries are less remarkable? I'm patrially frustrated because people dislike when I post long entries. They dislike when i post shorter entries, which tend to come more often. It seems that, regardless of my actions, some one is either pissy or doesn't care.

I suppose I'm also sad because I make an effort to comment in the journals I read so people know I've read it. I don't always try to post something thoughful or detailed. Is it too much to hope for the same?

It's no win, it seems. No one is happy with how I use my journal which sucks; I started this thing to keep in touch with everyone that I can't see regularly.
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: September 15th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
My guess for format is she wanted TIFFs. Am I right?
abmann From: abmann Date: September 15th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. Really big JPEGs. I did the editing myself.
I don't know if they have dedicated editing staff.
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