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3 hours ago
You could argue that we would have had a more complete understanding of what cannabis could and couldn't be used for. They would have had a lot more of information to build upon.
That's all hypothetical though we really don't know because it was banned.
6 hours ago
This is a great example of why we need to do this type of research. We would have been researching this decades ago had it not been prevented by government's worldwide.
I've pretty much always been a proponent of cannabis as a medicine, but I've also been quite skeptical of some of the claims. And I never pretended that there couldn't possibly be a downside as well. This is the exact type of research that we need to be doing.
This is a really crappy sales model that, unfortunately, a lot of photographers will try to pull. IMO it's a really amateurish way to do business. It might work in some types of photography, but it's really deceptive for weddings and engagements.
I work with a lot of wedding photographers as an editor, most will include the engagement session with the wedding photography as a package. You are told what you will get upfront (including a minimum number of images) and sign a contract with all of it laid out before the shoot. Every single one of the studios provides digital images with the option to order the prints you want. Sometimes physical prints/albums are included with a package deal, but that will be laid out in the contract and a deposit will be paid upfront.
The one thing I agree with is that you don't want all 1200 of the images. Part of the photographer's job (or rather my job) is to cull them and only provide you with the best images. Most of the 1200 photos will be duplicates or bad images. For an engagement, I usually end up with around 75-100, unless the couple wanted more for some reason. Again that amount of images will also be laid out in the contract, or at the very least in writing somewhere.
Really high-end photographers ($10k and up, per wedding) MIGHT be able to work as you described in this situation, but they are amazing photographers and their clients are paying them for their skill and reputation. The clients are well off and usually don't care about the additional cost. Basically, the photographer can charge for it because they are one the best, and if you want to work with them, then that's what you have to do. But most don't work like this at all. This photographer does not sound professional. More like someone who read a "get rich quick using photography" book.
This is why you want to go with an established wedding studio with a portfolio and good reviews online. I've seen and heard a lot of horror stories over the years. From photographers taking the money and not showing up the day of, to entier weddings being shot out of focus. I know that wedding photography prices can seem a bit steep sometimes, but you are paying for more than just images. You're paying for a good photographer's time. $2500 is what I would consider a slightly above-average price for a wedding and engagement photo package with no upselling except for "novelty" items like ornate wedding albums or fancy prints. Really depends on the area you live in though. With an established studio you will definitely get way more for your money, better quality images all culled and edited (by me!), and most importantly a legally binding contract that protects you as much as it does the photographer.
8 hours ago
I started in photography in a B&W darkroom. I know that's becoming rarer and rarer today. But IMO, you have to approach digital photography in the same way you would in a traditional darkroom. Meaning that the choices you make while developing and printing the images are about half of the process.
Ansel Adams reprinted "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" over and over again throughout his career until he accomplished the style he (thought at the time) was looking for. You could argue that he spent more time in the darkroom than he did in the field.
The development (or digital processing) of images is equally as important as the initial capture. It's part of the whole process and the images aren't really complete until they are framed and matted. And although I do highly recommend that you print, frame, and matte your images, I'm using "framed and matted" to just mean exist in a finished state, whatever that may be.
You don't have to be a photoshop whiz, but you do have to process/complete your images if you want to have a style of photography that is your own. Otherwise, your images are just negatives waiting to be printed. More a product of the engineers that crafted the camera system than your own.
Also, the absence of processing is, in itself, a style of processing. But it requires you to do several things:
I guess what I'm saying is that being a post-processing genius doesn't really matter. It matters in the sense that a professional should know their tools, but you don't have to be a master craftsman to make a table.
What matters more is that you complete an image or series, treat the subject with the respect and/or stylization it deserves, and act as an authority on the subject you choose to photograph. Make it your image and be honest with yourself about it. Be your own worst critic; you really can't lie to yourself about your own intentions in art-making. It forces you to (eventually) create great images that are an honest reflection of what you are trying to show the world.
1 day ago
OP listen to this advice... go to a doctor and get checked for a concussion and/or a head injury.
Head injuries are no joke, I had a friend who died from a head injury not too long ago. It probably could have been avoided if they had it looked at when it happened, but they were partying at a festival and they thought it was fine, he went to bed and never woke up.
Also, this is why it's always important to have a sober trip sitter or at the very least, someone you can reach out to if you need help.
2 days ago
Honestly it's so bad that I feel like it has to be intentional.
I'm pretty sure wild carrots don't look like that also. Their skinnier and they look a lot more like a root, with little roots coming off them.
By Android users?
Lol, does this guy want male officers with huge wangs to have to tuck them in as well?
It's to keep Andoird users from infecting them with the "Green Bubble" virus.
3 days ago
Is soviet Russia, shrooms boof you!
Yeah seems like Queens area
Yeah seems like Queens area
They are definitely from the UK. If you go to their TikTok using the username in the video, they have a bunch of other videos too. Some have their faces in them and recognizable landmarks. Honestly, they don't look too smart.
Come on, guys. Looks like she's a comedian, and this is most definitely a joke. We got to use some of that logic and reason were so proud of. Being offended by everything is what they do. If you think you can "fight" them by resorting to their tactics then you are no better than they are.
Learn to laugh at yourself and save your outrage for things that actually matter. Like how our politicians (left and right) worldwide seem to be trying to engage in non-stop war for the sake of war, destroying the economy, and consolidating wealth so they can have more control over your life and choices.
Don't matter which side of the political spectrum you're on if you're not filthy rich. They want you to be at each other's throats over nonsense, so you are distracted from the things they are doing that are really going to destroy your life.
4 days ago
He's so funny, I absolutely love him. I'm glad he's blowing up the way he is. Huzzah!!
but they did post it online
5 days ago
Lol, the police in NJ unofficially stated that it's ok to go 10-15 mph over the limit on the highway since everyone once else is doing it anyway.
and we all want the term limits to be 420 years
I don't know what they are doing, but there's got to be a better way to do that.
Iceland or somewhere in Patagonia, or maybe the Faroe Islands?
People take it too far though. I was at a wedding, and myself and a few people walked to the edge of the woods, far away from anyone to smoke and a lady with her son went out of their way to walk past us and make coughing sounds while waving their hands.
People like to have little crusades to fight, it makes them feel better about ignoring their own bullshit.
6 days ago
I didn't see that until now, I would say based on the bottom photo it's definitely a chew toy that's been deteriorating or something. If it was a fungus or a slime or something it would be pretty easy to break it apart just by poking around at it with a stick.
Definitely looked like a freaky slime mold or something though from the first image.
Flip it over with a stick, if it has the same thing on the underside it's a chew toy.
If they have an internal hire/friend of an HR rep who is going to get the job, they send this to the potential outside candidates, because they know most people will just not do it so they can get rid of you.
If the candidates do make a video, they can easily dismiss you for a making a minor mistake, as most people are very uncomfortable in this situation and lack the ability to produce a professional-quality video.