Don't Play The Guessing Game !
Yes, you read right, Don't Play The Guessing Game ! So what is this "Guessing Game" I am speaking of? Well, it goes a lil something like this....
If there is one thing I see a lot of people do on DA and why is beyond me, it is NOT fill out the image description in a photograph! Honestly, in my opinion, this area is often just as important as the artwork itself. The photographs you upload here on DA are illustrative content, keep that in mind. People want to know as much as they can about a photo, things like, how it was shot, where it was shot, exposure, conditions, your personal experience when you shot it, etc. This is one area I really try my best with, because I feel as though when you can add something to the shot such as a description, you are more likely to be able to transport the viewer into the scene as a whole, and make it actually something which they can relate to. Having something like "////////////" for a description certainly does nothing to help your photo, in fact it actually detracts from it.
People as a whole are naturally curious, it's the way humankind is. By simply taking 2 minutes out to fill in a description and giving your account of the scene, you are able to capture someone's attention a whole lot more. Especially when you go a lil more in-depth with the description. A killer shot of a mountain scene for instance, with just the name of the peaks, does little other than name it. Ask yourself what was the light like, what was it getting there to shoot it, what was your reaction when you first saw the scene, who was with you, why did you decide to capture it, what grabbed your attention, and what did you experience while shooting it?
When taking such things into account, one goes beyond a simple photograph, and enters in to a real world illustrative image, that actually helps the viewer understand and appreciate it even more so!
ps--Wanna hear something strange? Remember I wrote that journal about how comments and favs on my work took a severe plunge? Get this--it seems more than 40 + watchers have dropped off and stopped watching me in the last 2 weeks....hmm...glitch ...wanna bet v6 upgrades anyone!?!?!
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Hasselblad H3DII-31 Now $17,995!!!!--- A massive price cut, but still most of us would have to sell our first born and ALSO ron the local 7-11. Oh well, hey! My bday is in 2 mos! lol
Getty & Flickr!?!?--- Ummm I need to read this yet but if this is WHAT i THINK it is, I suggest those of you who are take their shooting seriously, better get your ass a Flickr account, like NOW!!!
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