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dA and Facebook

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 6:02 AM
I took a series of photo's at a gig my son's band played last week. That is not journal-worthy though! But, having sorted through and picked some keepers, I wondered where to put them up.
These made it here, as studies of people.
 Punter by AfricanObserver Sound Engineer by AfricanObserver  Gate keeper by AfricanObserver

The rest went up on a Facebook album, since that is where they will be most relevant.

That got me to wondering -again- about the the difference between dA and other picture sites. I have tended to subscribe to the "post the best of the set" philosophy for dA. I have only rarely had a wider audience interested in images that suggested posting somewhere else. Normally, I can share either physically, or with someone who will do the Facebook thing for their organisation. I went through a phase of trying photo-essays, and I still have a couple of those on the back-burner, but I'm now a little unsure where the boundary lies.

So do people think that one should post up a whole story on dA, even if every image isn't stunning, or the story is journalistically incomplete?
Another question: what is the place for in dA for photojournalism? There are a couple of groups in the space, and even a major category, but it doesn't seem to be a space that garners much focus or energy. And if the answer to journalism on dA is "not really", then my questions is "where does it happen on the web?"

I'd love to hear thoughts and opinions!

I have 45 images from the Unite Against Corruption march yesterday, currently on facebook:

1 deviant said Post them here too - I'll wade through 45 entries in your inbox
1 deviant said Just pick 2 or 3 - if I want the whole story, I can follow the fb link
No deviants said That's what Facebook is for - don't post them here
No deviants said Put them on this other site that is made for the photoessay - I'll tell you in the comments


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Grant Hillebrand
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
South Africa
teacher, geek, Christ follower
attention span of a grasshopper

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rongiveans Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you Grant for the favorite.  Kind wishes, my friend.
African-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch! :happybounce: :squee: 
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Didn't realise I wasn't watching you!
Like you pics of kids - their spontaneity.
African-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Yup. Kids are amazingly spontaneous. I have no idea how some photographers get them to pose though. I love taking candid photos of them.
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I think posing causes stress. I'm almost 100% into candid for any age.
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eccoarts Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
You have some wonderful images.
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
jules-101 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Loved your comment about Inayat & photographing people. If you are interested my opinion it is in there as well. There was one thing you said about certain people "making fun of their subjects" that gave me pause. I am not a professional photographer, my 25 years in darkrooms was only in addition to working all the time, and I have only begun taking digital photos in the last 2 years or so. But, I thought about whether I sometimes make fun of my subjects- and perhaps, but no more than I make fun of myself. Some people have lived with darkness and pain so long, that when they are given another chance at life, they simply laugh all the time ;) NICE gallery!!    
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
There's making fun, and then there's seeing the quirky side of things. They are different. One is belittling to the subject, and the other isn't. I don't think that all the subjects in the street galleries would be happy with how they are portrayed. I do however think that Inayat could show every published image of his to the subject with confidence.

Thanks for the visit!
Grant H
jules-101 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree ;) :blowkiss:
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