Susan Bell Photography

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  1. I am new here as well. I was lured down the primrose path of thinking that since I was accepted by SS they must have seen some potential in me. However, after some very helpful advice from some forum veterans, I have seen this was a huge disservice to me and a big wake up call. Thanks to Mike Norton and Laurin Rinder I have gotten some great tips and have stopped contributing totally until I feel I can produce quality over quantity. I now just lurk for general information and to look at the critique forum which unfortunately isn't very busy. there are many online tutorials and videos to help improve your skills. Take a local class. Find a photography mentor. Everyone started at the beginning at some point. Like Laurin told me, get out there and shoot, shoot, shoot. It's the only way to improve. [Thanks Laurin ]
  2. Beginner video editing software?

    My 14 yo son is getting into videography. Was looking for some recommendations on some video editing software to get him started. He is rather tech and computer savvy.
  3. Funny caption challenge!

    I once worked with a urologist caring for an obese man who said "I'm just going to aim for where it should be". or the obvious cliche... "is that a branch between your legs or are you just happy o see me?"
  4. Show the best animals / wildlife images from your portfolio!

    I would be more grossed out if they were eating lice off each other. I don't like bugs or parasites.
  5. Show the best animals / wildlife images from your portfolio!

    Thought you were gonna write it was a dust mite or something equally as gross!
  6. Show the best animals / wildlife images from your portfolio!

    OMG I don't even want to know what that is. I hope it isn't real.
  7. Rejected - Model Release Required Reason, But it is attached?

    I had to email them to find out why mine got rejected. They felt the scan wasn't legible enough so I had to rescan and submit. Not necessarily the reason for yours but they do get back to you.
  8. Press Credentials?

    Then I can just attach it like the model releases? Thanks for the info
  9. Press Credentials?

    Took some fun pictures at my son's championship pee wee football game which was 5th and 6th graders. The photos got rejected because it said I needed press credentials? Anyone had this before? I didn't get model releases, too many people. Submitted as editorial.
  10. Let the Dump Begin!

    How dare they reject for your finger being a distraction. Maybe your artistic finger is the focus of the picture
  11. Let the Dump Begin!

    Did it get accepted?
  12. Let the Dump Begin!

    I love the finger in the pic. At least the scene is more interesting than blurry flowers in a backyard.
  13. Let the Dump Begin!

    Alexandre- being new here I try to look at people's portfolios. With all the different passports in your pictures it makes you look like an international spy
  14. model release for travel photos?

    Although I have to say, I once found a picture of myself drinking wine at a well known restaurant in a travel magazine and was a bit shocked as I don't recall getting my picture taken. I definitely didn't have THAT much wine 😁
  15. model release for travel photos?

    Curious as I am just starting out. Do you get model releases when you travel and take photos of the locals, or do you just submit them as editorial?