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elizabeth  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Should I take the job?

Awesome, thanks for the critique -that's super useful :) I just happened to be in that cemetery in Lviv at golden hour and got some nice shots. Included in the portfolio to pretend I knew what I was doing. I guess it worked! And lucky me people judging these were not photographers.

I think that's what they expect of me more or less:

There are some good pictures on that site, but also not so great ones too. I think I can get something good with a little practice :)

The perspective control part is what I needed to know most, thanks for taking the time to write it all out. I knew about the tilt shift lenses, but only to do those bullshit shots, had no idea what they actually were for!

kleinbl00  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nowadays everybody uses lensbabies because they're cheap and shitty and ugh. But a decent PC lens is a joy to work with. You can also succeed with Lightroom but you need to be shooting a lot wider than you think.

My suggestion is to get the A-Z book, look at what's possible and then browse the stock photo sites for ways the subject you're looking at doing has been done. I would also do the boring conventional thing they're expecting, and then try some more fanciful stuff and see which they pick. Hedge your bets.

Keep us posted.