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Old 01-11-2009, 02:04 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I feel for Harding University h.s Im sure alot of family members was counting on the paper for good shots and these pictures in this link most of them are blurred? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/galleries/gallery/464507.html (broken link)

I know times are tough but least provide quality photos
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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I think that with the ones that are like it is intentional to create a mood or feel. It's a bit of a photo essay rather than "hard news" photography.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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that a good spin on it

It looks amateurish and it starts with the 10th picture and gets worse .
this should be a nice clean line photo
http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2009/01/10/20/104-HARDING_13.standalone.prod_affiliate.138.jpg (broken link)

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Old 01-11-2009, 07:47 AM
 
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that a good spin on it

It looks for amateurish and it starts with the 10th picture and gets worse .
this should be a nice clean line photo
http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2009/01/10/20/104-HARDING_13.standalone.prod_affiliate.138.jpg (broken link)
I'm with you Sunny. I do think the photographer was trying to be artistic but failed miserably.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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Now, see as a journalistic photographer at times in my adult life I can see both sides. I lean towards having some of them creative (I happen to life the motion created by 138.jpg juxtaposed with the still sign). It's a matter of personal preference.
Having said that, I don't imagine the photographer was thinking of taking some photos for the family members (they could take their own for that purpose) but rather was focused on something for a wider appeal.
It's up to you whether or not he hit or missed.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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definite a miss

one shot blur would be ok

If I was a parent of one of those students and my shot was blurred I would be PO and the funny thing is at the bottom those photos are for sale
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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Honest question though - as an employee of the paper should the photographer's first concern be with shooting what the family would like?
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Honest question though - as an employee of the paper should the photographer's first concern be with shooting what the family would like?
No but they should cater to the general mass audience for instance in that photo above that would been a beautiful linear line with the band parading down on the right or the ones with uptown in the background nice clear crisp something you would hang on your wall with the band in forefront instead it looks like he couldnt hold the camera still enough for a shot something that should have been learn in photography 101
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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I've advanced considerably beyond 'Photography 101' and you, if you've taken 101, should understand the difficulty and trade-offs inherent in shooting in low-light conditions with moving objects.

I, for one, don't think the Observer needs a a new photographer. But if anyone else does, please submit recommendation directly to the Observer.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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I took photos at bank of america 500 night race and I was able to capture mothion at speeds no human could do on foot

This is a simple photo the two subjects in this photo shouldnt be blurred
http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2009/01/10/20/1-HARDING_16.standalone.prod_affiliate.138.jpg (broken link)

this would have been a nice clear linear shot but the third person is blurred back
€http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2009/01/10/20/346-HARDING_15.standalone.prod_affiliate.138.jpg (broken link)

Im not sure what the crowd is doing the picture should tell me me heck I cant even make out the bottom of the poster the focus of this shot due to "lighting issues" http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2009/01/10/20/746-HARDING_14.standalone.prod_affiliate.138.jpg (broken link)

This is just sad http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2009/01/10/20/746-HARDING_14.standalone.prod_affiliate.138.jpg (broken link)

Again one shot would been ok but more than one and it doesnt speak highly of this photographers photo abilities.
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