Profile overview for ChiefBromden.
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17 submissions to photography

1 submissions to pics

1 submissions to CrohnsDisease

1 submissions to introductions

1 submissions to Jeep

This user has so far shared a total of 19 links, started a total of 3 discussions and submitted a total of 83 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 10 and downvoted 8 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 18 and downvoted 5 comments.

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"This is what enduring love looks like" TED talk with Alec Soth, submitted: 7/16/2015 5:00:40 PM, 0 points (+1|-1)

Take It From a Publishing Pro: The Photobook Format Is Up for Grabs, submitted: 7/31/2015 11:20:58 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Mary Ellen Mark on Photography - Captured with Mark Seliger, submitted: 9/5/2015 5:43:42 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

My 2 blown motors in 46k mi saga..., submitted: 10/22/2015 1:37:56 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

The Photo Collective Makes Its Comeback, submitted: 12/9/2015 5:37:19 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

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3 highest rated comments:

"All of our kids do bad, but at least they try to hide it from people. Your daughter has shamed the entire family by openly showing her body for everyone to see." - Aunt to Mother of Afghani model. submitted by ChiefBromden to pics

ChiefBromden 3 points 66 points (+69|-3) ago

A conversation that model's aunt had with her mother.

"All of our kids do bad, but atleast they try to hide it from people. You're daughter has shamed the entire family by openly showing her body for everyone to see. Not even your brothers and sisters let alone the community want to talk to you and everyone tells their children not to talk to Hosnah bc she is a terrible influence. We will pray for her to find a pure path in her life"

I'm a photographer and took that photo and many more of Hosnah a few weeks ago. ( and

This is a woman who every time I see her, she's volunteering and helping people. Just last I saw her in a pirate costume. You know what she was doing? Rallying people to head over to Ronald McDonald house where she regularly volunteers.

It's a bummer she has to deal with that and a bummer her family has to deal with that.

Edit: Apologies for fucking up Afghan vs afghani. I swear, I did google it.

Photo-shoot w/ model Erin submitted by steadynbobz_show to photography

ChiefBromden 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago

A common sentiment in the photo world is that set is only as strong as the weakest photo. When you have a lot of photos together, the good ones tend to get watered down a bit and for many people, it brings the level down a bit. If you believe too, of these 27 photos, you might consider which are your strongest and build from there. It looks like you went with a few post processing techniques and lighting looks which chops up the consistency a bit.

I see a lot of photos that appear to be duplicates, or slight variations on another photo in the set and I'd ask if you think both are needed? That'd be a good way to edit it down a bit.

There is one that doesn't fit in the set at all.

It seems like it's there just to show a butt and tattoo, but there is no other photo that flows into it or for it to flow to. It looks like a behind the scenes photo. Cool as a standalone, maybe, but not in the set.

In 20 out of 25 photos, her arm is up and is holding her hair. Armpits...armpits everywhere.

Some of the poses just look unnatural and posed, like a police line up.

and in some her expression just doesn't look genuine or relaxed but I don't know her personality to know if that's accurate.

Subjectively, there are a few clunkers in there. if I was to pick a few good ones for a set these would be my picks.

and start from there and build what compliments those.

On the technical side, some are a bit soft/out of focus, no biggie and some look really overprocessed, but that's a stylistic choice. Looks like you were shooting in low light. I'd stick with just high contrast B&W in a lot of those rather than any gimmicks. (sans the ones where it showed you were trying to specifically color the light)

On ones like this one, it looks like you were focusing on showcasing her butt but it literally fell flat. as in this one it looks great.
One trick is having models wear heals to make their butt pop a little bit more.

On the styling side. She has on about 10 different outfits which jumps around a bit for me. Less is more I usually shoot in the worst looking look first, to get those out of the way while the model warms up, and save the best for last. I try to keep my shooting gimmick/looks/style consistent with each look.

Take that all with a grain of salt! Cheers!

p.s. now that I said the arm up armpit thing, it's going to bug you every time you shoot and a model instinctively does that. ;)

Photo-shoot w/ model Erin submitted by steadynbobz_show to photography

ChiefBromden 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago

I tried to be as helpful and thorough as possible taking into consideration it might have been your first shoot. I tried to be as objective as possible and I put a lot of thought and time into my critique. I figured that was better than saying "great job mate!" Or "these suck". I try to hit all the points I was hoping voat was a little better a community than the effortless insults masked as "critiques" on reddit.

Apologies if you took my critique the wrong way.

Shooting models is what I do 5 days a week and is the only area of photography I feel I can help people.

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June Share (anything) Thread! submitted by nroslm to photography

ChiefBromden 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I followed. Good stuff. I see that you have some photos from Appalachia on there. How do you feel about this latest VICE piece by Gilden? the comments are very polarized.

June Share (anything) Thread! submitted by nroslm to photography

ChiefBromden 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Thanks. I've spent, collectively, a few years in West Virginia but that's about as far into Appalachia as my experience goes. I think VICE is the wrong audience for a piece like that because the audience assumes it's photojournalism and should be objective. I think, as a photographer who knows the work of Gilden, going in, you know it's going to be bias because Gilden shoots 'characters'. I get peoples gripe about it though, they are tired of it, and I get it. But I also don't get being bent at what other people find interesting.

The same day, VICE (because they are partnered with Magnum) posted a piece that Alec Soth did on Nome, Alaska and the reception was even worse.

People keep calling it exploitation and poverty porn, but I think a bit different and if you consider that poverty porn, then you'd have to condemn the greats like Robert Frank and Walker Evans.

[DigitalRev] 9 Species of Amateur Photographer submitted by Vladar to photography

ChiefBromden 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

"DigitalRev has been downhill ever since Alamby left. I heard she went back to Austria. They are like the Top Gear of Photography only not funny. Jared is a douche."