Smugmug trial... check out my photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Melizard, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Melizard, Oct 12, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013

    Melizard macrumors 6502

    Melizard

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    Hi all,

    I decided to give Smugmug a try. I have a two week trial to decide if I actually want to pay for it. Since Flickr is where I dump all of my photos (mostly "snapshots") for friends and family, I thought it would be nice to have a place with just my favorite photos together.

    Here's the link to my page:
    http://melissao.smugmug.com/

    What do you think, is it worth it to have a smugmug account if I'm just an amateur (and will forever be one)? C&C on the photos themselves is always welcomed, I'm afraid some of them are a little TOO amateur (I'm terrible at post-processing).

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians, happy weekend to the rest of you!

    :)
     
  2. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    I'm just an amateur as well, but I have a Smugmug account, too. I've had it for a couple of years now. I have sold a few pictures here and there. It isn't many, but it has been enough to at least pay for the Smugmug account.

    I haven't had time to look at your pictures yet, but you should put in some kind of profile picture. That blank space is not very flattering. :)

    http://gerg1967.smugmug.com
     
  3. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

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    I like the layout and the composition of the photography is quite good in my opinion. Technically, they seem a bit on the soft side, though. It could be my vision as I am waiting on cataract surgery. I compared your gallery to keleko's and his images seemed sharper to me. As far as post processing goes, it's a combination of art and science and can only be learned through practice.

    Keep it up.

    Dale
     
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

    Phrasikleia

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    Melizard, I'm glad I noticed this thread. I looked at your site and recognized your name from the last print sale I made! That was you! Many thanks for the support. :) Anyway, of course it's worthwhile to have a nice showcase for your photographs regardless of your professional ambitions.

    I looked through your photos and have to commend you for doing a good job on being conservative with the curation. You clearly went for quality over quantity, which can require some serious self control. I'm particularly fond of your shot #5 in the Landscape gallery: beautifully done!
     
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  6. Melizard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Melizard

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    I am not looking to sell any of my photos, I actually have yet to print any for myself. Do you think it's still worth it if I selling isn't my main goal?

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    Yes that was me :) You posted your photo "Fresh air" on here some time ago, and it took my breath away. I knew I had to add it to my collection of collection of nature prints on my walls. There are a few more of your shots that I have my eye on, for when my budget allows.

    Thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it.

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    Thank you! :) It's a work in progress. And hopefully there is some progress haha.
     

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