January 8th, 2016
The current PFRE group posting rule language is:
Please give photo setup, background information and lighting info in the photo comments to facilitate feedback and education.
Tony Colangelo has suggested that we expand the current language above to encourage posters to include the following 5 points that he currently uses when posting photos to the group:
- Who the client is and/or what the client’s need(s) were for the shoot, as that will typically influence my approach to composing the image.
- The number of ambient and flash exposures used and why (e.g., one ambient with lights on, one with lights off, ‘x’ number of flash exposures – one for the window pull, another for the … and so on.)
- The number of flashes used, flash placement (and power levels if I can remember), diffusion techniques, as well as the *rationale for doing so* … I think it’s very helpful to provide info as to why a STU umbrella was used vs. a bounce off of a wall or into a WC joint.
- A few words about the editing process. For instance, using PS to selectively address colour casts; or offering a word or two about blending layers, if used, or Nik plug-ins to help with contrast or detail enhancement, etc.
- WHY the shot was interesting/challenging.
Another variation/extension to Tony’s suggestion would be as Wayne Capili suggests for the text of the rule:
When you post an image, your image is open for constructive critique. IF you are feeling generous, additional shooting information (Tony’s 5 points above) will be greatly appreciated.
This would ensure that we don’t make posting images to the group so difficult that we discourage people from posting. We’d like to get as much input as possible from regular posters to the PFRE Flickr group and those of you that don’t yet post images to the group or who intend to post images in the future.