Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/01/09

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Subject: [Leica] FOM2 Selection for the final year complete
From: firkin at (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Mon Jan 9 17:55:02 2006
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I will say, that when I have to stack organize and collate the images, 
and check them against the voting and other files, the names do help 
with recognition, but other than that, the images should, and I think 
do stand on their own

Cheers and thanks for all your help with the project over the full 5 
years now. I know how much of everyone's improvement is due to your and 
others helping judging and mentoring.

On 10/01/2006, at 9:44, Ted Grant wrote:

> B. D. offered:
>> How superfluous - distracting - captions tend to be.<<<<
> Hi B.D.,
> I agree with you completely and fought against the use of this 
> "word-smithing" with photographs submitted for some of the Canadian 
> News Photographer Associations awards for years, I'm still in battle 
> gear with a couple of them! :-(
> The words get in the road of creating an unequivocal distraction to 
> the photograph. Writers, journalists don't use a "picture" with their 
> words to win awards! So why should photographs have words to 
> supposedly "enhance" the photograph?
> If the photo in hand doesn't snap your head back with power and 
> beauty, what the hell are a few lousy words going to do for it? A 
> photograph should stand on it's own merit, not supposedly enhanced by 
> nothing but dribble anyway. Identifying where the location is? That's 
> a whole different ballgame.
> Cutesy words like... "momma does Mumbo" mean diddly squat because not 
> everybody understands "Mumbo!" :-) Let alone her doing something 
> "suggestive?" ;-)
> But Momma doing something that is absolutely incredible with lighting 
> and content is what photography is all about! Even on our LUG people 
> tend to add words that are ridiculous at time. Quite frankly when the 
> photo appears on screen I look and re-act! The words or "zinger 
> titles?"   Bullshit! I pass unless it's worth while knowing where it's 
> happening.
> ted
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