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    why so few images inpersonal galleries

    g'day
    i'm new here, great forums and interesting discussions, but why so few images

    when reading interesting threads, and especially the over opinionated posts, i like to check out the poster's images and i am more often than not surprised that the photographer has no images on display

    why?

    talk is cheap but are we not visual artists/communicators

    seeing what you can do is, to me, far more important than what you can say

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    hi Ray, and welcome.

    In my opinion the main attraction of APUG is not the galleries, but the very informative forums.
    The galleries are open to subscribers only, that's one of the reasons why the regular members don't have any images in the galleries.

    Besides that, APUG is not just the post-your-daily-snapshot-here website.
    Those who post images are mostly seeking for an honest critique and tips.

    Greetings,
    G

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    G'day Ray. Welcome!

    For some of us, posting images is not a high priority.

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    Welcome to APUG Ray!

    As Nige said, posting images is not a high priority for many. I think this may be because a computer screen is no substitute for an actual print. I have images in my gallery, but they do not compare with the prints they were scanned from.
    Plus I think APUG, although it has galleries, is more forum oriented. For myself I look in the galleries maybe once a week, I can't speak for others.

    Andy.


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    Like some here I find it hard to get into the digital work needed to put images online. A great way to see the work of others is the various print exchanges. Sign up when the next round starts.

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    Welcome Ray, and thanks for posting a very good question.
    Regards Dave.

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    Join the print exchanges, postcard exchange, and traveling portfolio. That's where the real images are.

    Also, a number of APUG participants have their own websites, so click on their names or avatars and see if they have a website address or link in their profile.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    I agree with David. A print in hand is the only way to really see another's work. The print exchanges that go on here are wonderful.

    Some of us don't have scanners & don't want to get one. Some, like me, have one, but don't know how to get the best out of it & really couldn't care less about figuring it out. I'm always leary about putting scans of prints in my gallery because the online quality is always very disappointing.

    Oh yeah, where are yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath
    ....(snip)....the photographer has no images on display

    why?

    talk is cheap but are we not visual artists/communicators

    seeing what you can do is, to me, far more important than what you can say
    Ray

    Can you think of any good reasons we don't all post a lot of images,
    other than, of course, we really suck ?

    I bet you can do it if you really try.

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    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    I have lots of images that I can't post. I'm an old dog and luddite. I don't have a scanner and am rather computer illiterate. I do exchange prints. I would show prints anytime if we should meet.

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