Originally Posted by Master-Classter
I wonder: To what extent does the quality of the actual photography really "make" the photo, and lend credit to a fit that otherwise either wouldn't be as good, or alternatively take a solid look and make it look mediocre/bad because of a bad photo?
As I look at certain WAYW posters like Berlin Report, Mellow Fellow, Aeglus, etc and then in contrast guys like Kunk, Hendrix, and nicelynice, while both groups often have interesting fits and styles, the first group has way better pictures. It's easier to see the fit, colors, textures, etc and the second group probably doesn't get as much credit as they deserve.
I find I always love the pics from Mellow Fellow, or Berlin Report, but I wonder how much of that is just really nice crisp photos with good, but not really excellent styles. An alternatively, i suspect that guys like Magician or Fuji, or a million other guys would have more praise if they had better pics.
Yes, absolutely. The quality of the majority of fit pics on SW&D are horrible. Put away the flip phone cams. Fuckin' hello moto. At minimum clean your mirror. Turn on a light. Open the blinds for christs sake. Even just an iPhone with natural light can create a perfectly fine picture.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I don't bother with a fit pic unless the conditions are very much conducive to a worthwhile effort. Otherwise, it's just pointless. Of course some can post a pic of themselves wearing a burlap sack with white tube socks in a pitch black room and get props from their bros. But that's just ridic, and I digress.
The argument that it's more appropriate for the MC guys to post detailed shots versus SW&D makes no sense, in my opinion. I've yet to read any compelling reason behind that. I think it's just the MC guys are generally older and thus may have the scratch to buy nice clothes and
a nice camera. Or maybe they just care more. I don't know. But I side with them in that respect.
Also, having someone to take the pictures helps very much - a sig other you're comfortable with knowing you take pics for other guys on the innerent to judge you. Having someone you can say "wtf, I told you to do XYZ and crop here and focus here!!" helps too. To ensure results..
but in summary I will continue to post detailed shots in high-rez (instead of dark pictures with absolutely no details visible other than a general silhouette and maybe
some color differentiation). But I've began to use the spoiler tag so if detailed shots are offensive people have the choice not to view them. Oh yeah, and don't quote multiple images. If you do, spoiler them.