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I think there are a number of us who, if we had the good fortune to be placed in front of the guy with the goggles with a phone in our hands, could have produced an equally good image. But we weren't there.
YES.
I was just saying almost this exact thing to a friend today when we were talking about photography.
 

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:lol: There are images in each of the categories where I think “Hmmmmm”. And some of the categories seem superfluous - Lifestyle for instance. What’s that all about? But I think a portraiture thread would be marvellous. :thumbs:
I didn’t want to seem negative, because there are lots of wonderful photos, but I felt “meh” about many of the images... :feet:
 

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:lol: There are images in each of the categories where I think “Hmmmmm”. And some of the categories seem superfluous - Lifestyle for instance. What’s that all about? But I think a portraiture thread would be marvellous. :thumbs:
I’m surprised there’s no macro section. More interesting than lifestyle.
 

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I'm sorry to keep picking on this guy who won the portrait section, this is his IG https://www.instagram.com/scottawoodward/?hl=en
He's a pro photographer, as I imagine a lot of these winners are. This is why I think for a hobbyist like myself its totally pointless entering these competitions.
Also what an amazing achievement it is for Ted to get a mention :notworthy:
 

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I'm sorry to keep picking on this guy who won the portrait section, this is his IG https://www.instagram.com/scottawoodward/?hl=en
He's a pro photographer, as I imagine a lot of these winners are. This is why I think for a hobbyist like myself its totally pointless entering these competitions.
Also what an amazing achievement it is for Ted to get a mention :notworthy:
I see his winning portrait only has 170 odd likes on instagram. It's more than I get but far fewer than if expect.
 

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I'm sorry to keep picking on this guy who won the portrait section, this is his IG https://www.instagram.com/scottawoodward/?hl=en
He's a pro photographer, as I imagine a lot of these winners are. This is why I think for a hobbyist like myself its totally pointless entering these competitions.
Also what an amazing achievement it is for Ted to get a mention :notworthy:
Yes, I agree. Can you imagine how many images these pros must have entered? It won’t have been just the one they won with. Let’s all bow down to Ted.:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:
 

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I'm sorry to keep picking on this guy who won the portrait section, this is his IG https://www.instagram.com/scottawoodward/?hl=en
He's a pro photographer, as I imagine a lot of these winners are. This is why I think for a hobbyist like myself its totally pointless entering these competitions.
Also what an amazing achievement it is for Ted to get a mention :notworthy:
No, you carry on picking on him John. As far as I know he’s not a member, so ....:lol:
 

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Yes, that’s what I have always said. Exotic wins.

I should have entered my Namibia desert photo. I see there were two in HM from the place I went and not that impressive.
I recognised them too and thought they were so similar to last year’s Namib images. Yours were definitely much better imho.
 

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I wonder if RHKing Robert entered. The IPPAwards site seems to be having a bit of trouble at the mo, so I can’t check. I think it would have been in Series. I know he didn’t win as I can see the names, but not the images. And Catherine didn’t have any of hers chosen either? Then I am sticking to my statement that I will not enter this competition again. :mobibabe:
 

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I wonder if RHKing Robert entered. The IPPAwards site seems to be having a bit of trouble at the mo, so I can’t check. I think it would have been in Series. I know he didn’t win as I can see the names, but not the images. And Catherine didn’t have any of hers chosen either? Then I am sticking to my statement that I will not enter this competition again. :mobibabe:
I looked through those last night and didn't recognise any of Robert's work. I have to say some of the 'series' images were pretty poor :eek:
I'm with you there Jilly, I'll NEVER enter the iphone awards :lmao:
 

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I see his winning portrait only has 170 odd likes on instagram. It's more than I get but far fewer than if expect.
Maybe because it's quite different from his usual clean color shots (which his followers would be expecting)? I don't really like the look of it myself, too grungy, but sometimes different stands out and wins.
 

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I wonder if RHKing Robert entered.
I cruised through all the winners and HMs looking for familiar names and didn't see him. I agree with John about the Series selections -- most of them didn't impress. Seems to me a series ought to have some movement (at least metaphorically) or revelation that tells you more than a single image would.
 

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I'm sorry to keep picking on this guy who won the portrait section, this is his IG https://www.instagram.com/scottawoodward/?hl=en
He's a pro photographer, as I imagine a lot of these winners are. This is why I think for a hobbyist like myself its totally pointless entering these competitions.
Also what an amazing achievement it is for Ted to get a mention :notworthy:
Just because one does something professionally or for a living/gets paid for it, doesn’t mean they’re great at it, or are better than a “hobbyist”. His IG page is boring to me.

Edit: I scrolled a bit farther and saw some nice images, but they’re interspersed with many “meh” ones too.
 
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I wonder if RHKing Robert entered. The IPPAwards site seems to be having a bit of trouble at the mo, so I can’t check. I think it would have been in Series. I know he didn’t win as I can see the names, but not the images. And Catherine didn’t have any of hers chosen either? Then I am sticking to my statement that I will not enter this competition again. :mobibabe:
AGREE. Robert’s work is far and above better than a lot of the stuff that got in. I think this year will be the last one that I enter.... I can find better ways to spend my $$$. :mobibabe:
 
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