Although I am still new to Orchid, I am still wondering why more people
(with the possible exception of Brian Adams) don’t share their work
on-line. I see a huge value to the tips-on-line idea, and I look forward
to getting this daily. However, I really thought that people
would be showing there work to each other. I don’t just mean Web site
addresses, I mean work in progress and visual ideas. People could say
,“here is a piece that I am working on and I would like some advice”, or
"here is how I solved this problem". Here is a list of possibilities why
people aren’t putting their work out there.
- They don’t know how to do it technically and/or don’t have the
means to create digital images
- They don’t want other people to see their work, either because
they might judge it harshly or that they might copy it.
- They don’t want to use images because they only want to get the
jeweler tips and don’t see the orchid forum as something for actual work
-especially work in progress.
I would interested in anyone’s thoughts on this subject.
A few weeks ago, I read something that was posted asking if Polaroid
photos could be published successfully. I have two pieces that you can
see at http://www.usglobal.net/polorid that were photographed with a Polaroid
camera and then scanned. You will see that these are not professional
quality, beautiful images, but they do convey, I think, the design of the
pieces. I added some sketches to help. This is probably not the best way
to do it, but if it is all that you have, then it’s fine. By the way, I
saw a scanner at CompUSA for around $200.00 that would work just fine for
images that you intend to publish this way.
I for one would like to see images used along with the written words. I
understand things better when I can see what people are talking about.