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Photos of the Shetland Islands

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Photos of the Shetland Islands

Postby Kay » Fri 15 Apr 2011 13:12 GMT

Have you seen our latest POTW, by Anne Macdonald?

http://britishexpat.com/pic-of-the-week/tingwall-loch/

It's incredible that someone so new to photography would have such a good eye for it. She's just won a prize too in a photography competition, of some PhotoShop software.

This is definitely someone to watch. Remember, you read it here first. 8)
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Postby ruggie » Sat 16 Apr 2011 18:42 GMT

She's very good. I don't know what she means by being 'new' to the game, or what equipment she's using, but she has a fair amount of technical know-how already. Maybe there is a local photography club. As you know yourself, it takes skill as well as a decent camera to get the lighting right, particularly in indoor pics. Check out her photos taken inside the kirk.

Her website is a professional job, too.

A nice find.
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Postby Kay » Sat 16 Apr 2011 20:59 GMT

Her son probably helped her on the site design. I 'met' him on another forum and he told me about his mother's photos, which is how come I knew about Anne in the first place.

I think she's very talented and will go far. OK, so she maybe gets a bit of help on the website/techie stuff. So do I. It doesn't take anything away from the talent of the person doing the creative input.

Don't be an old grumpy. :twisted:
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Postby ruggie » Mon 18 Apr 2011 20:53 GMT

Didn't mean to sound grumpy (or jealous). I'm very impressed. Plenty of people read photography mags, and even take classes, but still don't get the message like she has. Me for a start - I don't know how to use more than a small subset of the functions on a modern SLR, and I doubt whether I could achieve many of her results without post-processing in the Gimp or Photoshop.

Just wondered what route she took, and whether she took 3 years making a reasonable effort or one year doing very little else but eat, sleep, shoot pictures and analyse the results... She doesn't come over as obsessive.
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Postby ruggie » Wed 20 Apr 2011 11:14 GMT

Received a nice e-mail from Anne. She says she learned her skills from her sister, who is a very good photographer. It'll be interesting to see how she gets on playing with ACDeeSee.
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