Friday, October 31, 2014

How to make other people's photos your own #101

Some times I save photos you post. It is not really about the quality of the photo, or the skill as a photographer. There is just something about the photo that really appeals to me. Here are a couple of examples. The first was taken by Victor of Someone 1 4 Me in Sydney's Centennial Park, I seem to recall. It was posted quite a while ago and is just such a luscious photo. I saved it and I had not forgotten about it.


The second was taken more recently by Walt of Another American in France in the village of Avallon not too far from where he and Ken live. It really is a cracker of a photo with such a trendily dressed young person in such an old village showing its autumn colours.

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  1. Andrew, both photos are nice. But the second one is more interesting. Maybe because I am European person. Victor's is interesting but so different from my place...

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    1. Gosia, not too many gum trees in Poland then.

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  2. I love them both - but my preferences lean towards the first. A haven of peace and tranquility.
    Love the buildings and the autumnal colour in the second though. And that moody sky.

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    1. Good EC. They really stood out to me.

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  3. I like the reflections in the first, but the villages in France you just can't go wrong with them.
    Merle..........

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    1. Quite true Merle, as long as you stay away from outer Paris suburbs.

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  4. Both are great shots and such a contrast in subject matter

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    1. Allan, event the gum trees with their wet feet would have seen many many droughts.

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  5. If a photo is under 100 years old, I worry about using it without the permission of the person who created the work in the first place. If the photo has already appeared in print, I assume copyright has been sorted, as long as the newspaper is fully cited.

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    1. Complex area Hels. I have no right to use these photos, but given I have fully linked to the owners and I know Victor personally, I hoe it is ok. I would be proud if someone did the same with one of mine. I think the copyright on photos is more like 50 or 60 years. It does not matter where or how a photo was used, you don't give up your rights unless you agree.

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  6. Both tell a story, but very different stories. I like the first picture better because of its dreaminess but can't see it as a real place I'd like to go or be because of the wetness. So, I guess I'll have to go to France. :)

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    1. Rubye, you will stay a lot warmer and dryer where the first photo is taken. There must have been heavy rain.

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  7. I save photos too! Sometimes I ask permission first, sometimes I'll ask later, sometimes not at all. I print them out on 4x6 photo paper, cover them with clear contact and use them as bookmarks.

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    1. River, what a great idea. So much nicer than sticking them on the fridge.

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  8. I'm glad you liked the photo enough to save it, and appreciate that you linked back to it. And Victor's photo is truly beautiful!

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    1. Walt, I think you must have been quite pleased with the composition.

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  9. Both lovely photos with good composition.
    I have sold some of my photos to the NSW Government to be used for Tourism. Also I have sold photos of flowers to Magazines by both parties seeing them on my blog.
    If people take my photos they are only small ones and it doesn't bother me at all.

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    1. WA, I have had a couple of requests to use mine for tourism purposes and I agreed. But then mine were by small time internet companies, not the NSW Guv. I don't mind if people use mine, so long as the acknowledge me as the person who took the photo. As you are a paid photographer, I better look more closely at your photos.

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    2. As my youngest son says to me about my photography...you are at the right place at the right time :) that's when I take a good shot, he says that.

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  10. I love the second one the most. It has more personality :)

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    1. Keith, I rather like photos with people in them. The world is awash with great scenic photos, but people photos are harder.

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  11. Andrew, thanks for the posting. I am happy you to chose to publish my photo.

    I've always loved Walt's photos of the villages in France in his blog and I am glad that you acknowledged him.

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    1. It is a very worth photo Victor. I don't often comment at Walt's or Kens' photos but I do appreciate them.

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