snorkymn wrote:Hanno, I think what I like best about your photos is that there aren't many of "hey people, I'm taking your picture, act stupid/crazy now"
posed photos in them. You mostly are just capturing the real moments. Way too many peopl that do TRs think a good TR is capturing people with stupid forced-spontenaity poses, or posting hundreds of garbage can photos. With many people actually replying how they are thodr are the most awesome TR ever posted! You'd think according to many TR's we do nothing but run around making faces, yelling, screaming, and acting like idiots.
What Hanno does well (in addition to taking great photos) is he chooses GOOD candid shots to post.
I personally *HATE* most candid shots of me because I think I look terrible in them, which is why I *prefer* people to take posed shots of me (just my personal preference) because most people do NOT know how to 'pick and choose' and weed through bad photos.
It's a process I go through all the time when I post a Photo TR. I try never to post a photo that would make someone look "bad." (Unless of course it's a picture of Wes) The selection process of what photos to post is almost as difficult as taking the photos themselves.
And that's the difference with Hanno's TR's versus other people who also take candid photos - Hanno is a VERY good judge of selecting pictures.
So while I normally prefer people to take posed pictures of me, in Hanno's case I'm 100% cool with it because I know he's not going to post a picture of me looking my "worst" (unless of course it's really REALLY funny!)
As crazy as it might sound, I actually don't really like my picture being taken (hence the reason I'm usually behind the camera on not in front of it.) And if someone does want to take a picture of me (which I'll never refuse), I prefer to pose for it.
--Robb "Most of us DID run around acting like idiots, though..." Alvey