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Tom Perkins
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« on: December 18, 2006, 01:01:49 PM »
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Hi all,
I'm a new member, and I thought that the best way to introduce myself would be to post a link to my site. I'm only 15, so don't expect to much, and the site is still quite empty, but any critique would be very welcome, and I hope you enjoy my galleries.

I use nikon equipment, currently a d200, although most of the images on my site are from a d50, with various lenses. Everything is from the UK so far.

www.tomperkinsphotography.com
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 01:31:46 PM »
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I think you pass the admissions test; welcome aboard!
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 01:48:15 PM »
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Hi Tom, and welcome to the list!  As Dale said, I think you'll pass the admissions...  Thanks for sharing your work.  

I could go on and say, 'When I was your age' and talk about having cameras with 4 f/stops and 5 shutter speeds, no light meters, etc.  but I won't!

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 02:14:09 PM »
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Tom - as others have said, some very nice work.

I'd suggest that you enlarge the thumbnails on your front page.  Ideally they should be large enough to draw the viewer in to the gallery.

And having one featured image on the front page could also make it more appealing.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 03:30:33 PM »
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Hi all,
I'm a new member, and I thought that the best way to introduce myself would be to post a link to my site. I'm only 15, so don't expect to much, and the site is still quite empty, but any critique would be very welcome, and I hope you enjoy my galleries.

I use nikon equipment, currently a d200, although most of the images on my site are from a d50, with various lenses. Everything is from the UK so far.

www.tomperkinsphotography.com
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Pay close attention to image details.

A couple images appeared to have slanting horizons.  Even if they are actually horizonal or otherqisw correct, photograhpy is a visual art and communications tool.  If they "look" cocked, they are.

Don't appologize for being 15.  No one cares.  Most of us have been 15, and some of may aspire to getting older than 15.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 03:59:55 PM »
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You have a very impressive starting gallery, Tom, and I enjoyed looking through it. I especially like the ones in which the sun peeks through clouds or does other interesting things to the landscape.

Welcome to the LL forum, and thanks for sharing!

Best,

Eric M.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006, 04:27:21 PM »
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Thanks for the replies everyone, it's always great to get some feedback.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006, 04:43:17 PM »
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You definitely have more photographic talent than most 15-year-olds; I wouldn't make a big deal out of your age. Some of the images have some unusual color characteristics; for example, the second from top left image in Landscapes II has a greenish tinge to the sky. I'm not sure if it's intended to be an intentional color manipulation or not, but if not, you should definitely look into monitor calibration (something anyone working with digital images should do anyway). The tilts in some of the images work as a compositional choice, but a few of them look more like a mistake than what's best for the image.

Overall, you demonstrate a higher-than-average degree of technical and artistic expertise in your images. Be proud of that, but always be open to learning something new.

PS: Your avatar is broken; check the URL in your profile to ensure it is correct.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2006, 05:12:37 PM »
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I think the whole selection is excellent - keep pushing yourself - some of the best stuff posted in this area of the forum

I think some of the images are missing a true white (say in the the fluffy clouds which are over burned or filtered)

Hae you tried stitching images (say with a fifty lense) to get massive files which work well for landscapes of this nature

Well done

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2006, 06:43:46 PM »
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Well done.  Interesting enough that I went through all the shots, and am glad I did.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2006, 08:13:20 PM »
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Nice stuff Tom, thanks for sharing.

I like your feeling for heavy skies.

Cheers,
Bernard
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2006, 08:20:17 PM »
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Tom, great work!! I agree it's some of the best imagery I've seen posted here. And that you are 15 years old is important to note too (I disagree with the other postings). It shows that in a short period of time how far you have come, and how much potential you have as you continue to grow in your craft.

I would only suggest maybe a short bio (ie: I only know you’re 15 because you said it in your posting) and some info about the images…. like the locations (again, I only know they're in England because you said it in the posting).

I’ve bookmarked your website as an inspiration to me. Looking forward to seeing a lot more great work out of you.  - Mitch
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2006, 09:33:14 PM »
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I liked a lot of your images.
You make the U.K. look far more exotic than I thought it was. Which is a compliment to you.
You must take many pictures in the north.
I too looked at all your photos, and enjoyed the visit.
I think you have a good eye and sense for landscape drama.
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2006, 08:05:29 AM »
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Tom: I look forward to seeing how far you go: on the strength of where you are now, it should be a long way by the time you are 20. As another UK landscape (and beach hut!) fan, I can appreciate your great eye and attention to the often moody light we get.

I wonder if you have already chosen your LRPS images? One or two didn't seem to fit too well with the others IME - but of course your selection is entirely up to you.
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2006, 08:59:23 AM »
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Thanks everyone, looks like it was a mistake to mention my age, I wasn't looking for sympathy, rather I just wanted to provide a little background, I think I worded it a bit wrong.

Regarding my LRPS, I have already got it, for an L the judges like to see a bit of variation, so my selection went down quite well. For an ARPS, the images have to be very coherent however.

All images which include mountains were taken in the lake district, when I was there camping for a week in August. Everything else is from the south east (Cambridgeshire), an area which provides a surprising number of landscape opportunities.

My monitor is calibrated, although I am very slightly colour blind, so that could explain some of the casts.  

Thanks again.
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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2006, 09:54:49 AM »
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Tom, I took your age expalnation (I'm only 15, so don't expect to much, ...) as an "excuse."  Your work doesn't need any excuses and no one really cares about age when looking at images.  I have never heard "Not good, but not bad for 15."  Generally, images are displayed with no explanation of the photographer's age.  I assume this is because it doesn't matter.
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2006, 10:12:43 AM »
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Yeah, your right sorry about that.
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