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The Secret Photos of Strangers Photograohy Experience - Day 7 - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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The Secret Photos of Strangers Photograohy Experience - Day 7
Homeless on the Steps to God


It was hard taking this picture tonight.
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Photo shoot went well (I think) outside of nerves. Took 329 shots. Now I'm at Michaelangelo's editing them.
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kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 1st, 2008 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
329?! My goodness that's rather a few.

I was at Michaelangelo's earlier ('round 3:00ish), so while you're a good stalker in terms of going to places where I hang out, your timing leaves something to be desired.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 1st, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I shoot on burst fire because my hand is really shaky. So two or three are more stable than the first usually. Also, I like to talk with my models so many of the shots have Silly Face Syndrome and are quite unflattering.

I was passed out with migraine at three. :\ I would have totally preferred to be able to stalk you at a more reasonable hour!
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 1st, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I shoot in the fast exposure mode for the same reason, I'm a wobblehands. And the talking thing makes sense.

That sucks. Migraines are the worst. It's okay you missed me, I was with Kara and we were having stalker-unfriendly conversations (ie in-depth discussions about people you've probably never met and would probably not be interested in).
jinxedkisses From: jinxedkisses Date: June 1st, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I went to Olbrich Gardens yesterday and took 250 pictures. I find the more that I take, the better chance of getting something that I actually, really like.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 1st, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's true with art as well, I think. The more pictures I paint/draw, the more likely it is I'll do a decent one. : )
abmann From: abmann Date: June 2nd, 2008 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)
How often do you like what you do produce? And when you like it, does it have broader appeal?

When I first started, I hated what people liked and vice versa. Now I'm find that the work I like tends to find fans out there on the Intertubez too.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 2nd, 2008 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
It's very hit or miss.

It's rare that I'll do something I hate, but about once a month or so I do something I can barely stand to look at. Often the ones I really don't like are the ones that sell right away, which is weird. I'm always a bit relieved when that happens, because then I don't have to live with that particular piece and it has a home where someone likes it.

A while back I did a few "Alice in Wonderland" drawings based on the original woodcuts. link. I really didn't like at least half of them, but I sold 4 on the first day (one of them I sold twice) which was baffling, especially since no one bought the two I thought were the best.

Then there's stuff like this: http://www.kandeart.com/images/postits.jpg where I was just screwing around with a new idea and wasn't really sure about the result, but it sold and really surprised me.
medeine From: medeine Date: June 1st, 2008 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
nerves? what nerves????? I have *no* clue what your'e talking about

except for my nerves
:D

abmann From: abmann Date: June 1st, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're being awfully kind. :)

One day, I'll purport the cool demeanor of a photographer I have in my head!
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