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I've had this dilemma for a while. If I post photos on my blog or, very rarely, facebook/twitter, I don't have to name them. But here on dA, it's obligatory. I know it's for a reason, and to categorize and archive and organize thousands of images properly, but I think it can also take away from (or enhance/contribute to) a photo. So the question I am asking myself (and anyone that cares to read these lines) is: does naming the photographs help or degrade the viewing experience in any way? Can naming a photograph help to keep the viewer searching for a detail that is not evident in the work at first glance, but is crucial to the overall understanding of it? Or can the photo's title distract, annoy, or even condescend to the viewer? Namely, can explaining the goings on in the photo "reveal" the photo too quickly, making it uninteresting to view, or, even create a conflict with the viewer's interpretation or expectations?

So, can naming a photograph make the photo itself better, or perhaps worse? I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences on this.

Good light!
Thomas
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And so I log on to dA to find another DD! Amazing! And for a shot I've almost forgotten about :) Thank you all who took the time to fav and comment ( and feature me, thanks so much myraincheck and StamatisGR ), I'd love to reply to every single comment, but I'm very busy shooting and studying so I hope you'll understand. I do hope I'll find the time to contribute more deviations soon, and that they won't disappoint. I'll also try to write journals more often, if there are any who would care what is going on with me currently? If so, let me know in the comments!

Thank you again and good light! :)
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I just got back from a week of shooting a volunteer workcamp in the saltpans of Sečovlje to find that I have recieved my first DD! I thank you all so much for your comments (be they good or flame-wars), thanks to bdwfh for featuring it, and I'm glad some of you find tzaj.deviantart.com/art/Street…
amusing, enjoyable or otherwise interesting. I wish I could be able to reply to al lthe comments and favs and whatnot, but I'm really busy shooting this summer so I hope you'll understand. Instead I'll just post more photos that I hope some of you will enjoy.

Have a great summer! And to all photographers I wish good light and a light-free darkroom.
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And it's here! Took me a while, but I renovated my website, which is no longer just a blog, and is fully in english now as well. Come on over, have a cup of tea and take a look!

www.filofoto.si

Wheeeee...
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Well, never thought I would be, but I'm back(ish). I've started doing photography more seriously, and I hope my photos reflect that. On dA I'm going to upload some of the photos I like the most, for more information about them and more photos from a specific series, visit my blog at www.filofoto.si (it helps if you know Slovene :P, but if you're really interested, I'll translate). That's that, no time, gotta shoot more photos :)

See ya!
  • Mood: Cheerful
Woot!

I finally got my driving license! In first try I might add. Wohoo! Let photography begin! :D

tzaj
  • Mood: Joy
Anyone that hasn't seen the movie "War Photographer" yet should stop everything they're doing and watch it now.
  • Mood: Neutral
Gone digital.

Having fun with the new camera.

Hunting for new shots :D

Hope all is well here.

tzaj
April 2007
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Lipps Inc. - Funkytown
Be back later.
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ANY type of art is accepted!

To thumb just /promote yourname Waiting and wait til a moderator adds you to the Thumbing group, then you can show a tumb for all to critique. Spread the word! Some really cool people are busting their asses to help the community and the artists to get better so feel free to join in!

I suggest every critic reads this carefully

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The channel can be found on dAmn or at this link directly:

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Cya,

Thomas
Hey.

I just wanted you all to see this:

todayspictures.slate.com/inmot…

A photo essay from a Magnum photographer about the chernobyl disaster.
It's incredible.
It's what photo journalistic photography is about.
It rocked my world in so many ways... it's indescribable.
It represents everything photography is meant to be -> MAKING AN IMPACT.
And this has made an impact.
I would like everyone too see it, to feel it, and to cry.
Because the ones that never cry, have no heart. (And no, you cynical bastards, this is not EMO. This is life.)
I now understand why the group is called Magnum. Because their photos hit you like a bullet in the head from a .44 Magnum.

Just take a look and think.
For the love of god, think.

Cya,
tzaj
Anyone living in Slovenia (or some places in Europe) should take a look at the calendar. See? It's the 6th of april. APRIL. Now, take a look outside. Correct. It's snowing. It's snowing in f***-ing APRIL (I could be overreacting). Don't take me wrong, snow is great till the end of february, then it should go away, this is crazy.
Could it be that global warming : mankind = 1 : 0 ?

New shots coming soon thanks to a scanner a friend lent me (wohoo)!

Have a good one,

tzaj
Well, I went from digital to film.
One can say I downgraded.
Or have I ?
Having shot my first roll of slide film I can safely say I have much to learn. Film brings out all the mistakes that I've been doing, and I love it. The color fidelity of slides is awesome and for me, right now, I'd want no other medium. Not for a while :) (untill I can afford the 22MP Mamiya ZD (yeah right:P)). I won't submit any of the slides even though I have scans of them, because I think that they're not nearly good enough and I do not want to disappoint. Maybe they're ok considering the fact it's my first roll of slide film, but not good enough. I've got a new passion for photography now, and I will try to make the best out of it.
It shall be a long and fun process, getting to know the basics of real photography.
I hope I'll create better photos from now on.
I shall do my best!

Cya! :)

P.S.: Thanks to SuloinenEnkeli and everyone else that featured me in their journals (even though it was not really deserved, not yet)
P.P.S.: Thanks to everyone that bothered to read this :)
Well, yeah, big deal, 500 pageviews. My life stopped for a moment and all that. :) Anyways, have a good time ppl and thanks for watching!
Just got Wide and Telephoto converters for my Powershot, yet crappy weather is preventing me from taking them on a test drive.

Shiny new gadgets... :)
The migration from my previous account pitrdubovich.deviantart.com is complete! Yaay :)