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Comments on this portfolio:

Neville Bulsara , December 17, 2003; 07:41 A.M.

Outstanding work!

Stephane Robichaud , December 18, 2003; 01:10 P.M.

I like a lot your picture of people living in the streets. I did a few myself and feel that I can understand more what they are living when I take picture of them. And if it can open people's eyes a little bit on this issue, it's a real good thing. Anyways, I really like the emotion coming from some of your picture.

Shekhany Almazroa , December 19, 2003; 04:38 P.M.

Wonderful fotos !

JAson Jones , December 20, 2003; 07:46 P.M.

nice portfolio, its different and tells a story on how life can be hard

Frank Ellis , December 22, 2003; 05:45 A.M.

I have been looking through some of the images and portfolios to which you have added comments. It is clear to me that you understand the point of criticism, so I would ask that you keep that in mind when reading the following. You often comment on exposure and composition in others' work. This would suggest an understanding of these elements in your own work. After having viewed your images extensively I have to say that I don't think you have a good sense of composition at all. Many of your images are cropped strangely, with limbs and or items hanging on the edge of the frame so that they seem accidentally cut off in the original exposure. Regardless of whether that is actually the case; the images of the homeless people especially convey a very haphazard and rushed feel, as well as lacking a sense of engagement with the subjects. As for exposure (and once again I refer to the homeless series), it seems that you have chosen poorly when it comes to time of day. You have obviously had to expose for your shadow end, but then because the dynamic range of the scenes is so great, the film is not able to capture the highlight areas. A stylistic choice? Maybe.. but if so, an unsuccessful one. If I may, I would suggest that you do some reading. Ansel Adams' - A Personal Credo. Look at the images that comprise the Farm Security Administration (F.S.A) collection, which was headed up by Roy Emerson Stryker between 1935 and 1943, and included the photographs of Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein and Walker Evans amongst others. And lastly, I would suggest reading America, Seen Through Photographs Darkly by Susan Sontag. One last thought. Just because a photographer has only one image in their gallery does not mean that they are not eligible to crit. others' work. I’m sure you understand.

Jenny Catron , December 23, 2003; 12:46 P.M.

Yes Frank, you're right

The picture of Paulie with the cart in the alley is the first photograph I ever took. I had gotten a camera for a gift and had thrown it in my car. It had been in there for weeks, when I was parked at an office store and saw him cross the lot with that cart. I followed him into an alley, and began talking to him, and in that conversation he said that noone would ever see him, not the real him, and I told him he was wrong, I told him I would make the world see him, so I ran back to my car and got my camera. I ended up spending eight hours with Paulie that day, and we stopped at a store nearby for film, and I shot several rolls, but I had never used a camera other than one of those throw away models until that day. The pictures on this site are not my best photographs to date, they are my first, and they are the ones I think have the biggest meaning to me. Yes, I have since learned of lines, and exposure, and how to find the right time of day for a photo, but I didn't know any of that when I took these photos, which I think makes them even more special. I didn't go out there as a professional photographer, I went out there as a woman who cared about what she saw, and was grasping at straws as to how she would change the world. No, I didn't change the world, and if I had it to do over again, I would do it very different, but because it was my first, my virgin entrance into the world of photography, it is even more special. So no excuses, they are not the model of perfection, or the sum of what I now know, they are raw, they are real, they were my first.

B Grunt , December 25, 2003; 08:51 P.M.

Great

Your whole portfolio is tremendous. Great

Klaus Sommer , December 26, 2003; 04:31 P.M.

Strong

Compliment. Klaus Sommer

Hugh Hill , December 27, 2003; 02:09 P.M.

Hey J.C, I have to say how much I respect and admire your work especially your street. (My passion too!) You have shown a remarkable ability to exhibit your subjects as people with personalities and whose only differences are their circumstances and that we are all the same and should be treated as thus.

I shall look forward to spending more time viewing this folder.

Hugh

Floris Andrea , December 29, 2003; 11:09 P.M.

I know you don't like the nude stuff...

Why rating it (low)? By the way, there is photoshop in your streetwork.

Floris Andrea , December 30, 2003; 05:00 A.M.

Doug/Jennifer

Now you are confusing me! Pretty sad, giving yourself all these 7/7 ratings. Pretty stupid to mix-up your identities.

Eleni Mohianaki , December 30, 2003; 04:26 P.M.

Bravo Jennifer

Your images are a delight to watch... A nice window of your eye...

López Villafuerte , December 30, 2003; 06:48 P.M.

Great Jenny

Very nice work.

Vladimir Meshkov , December 30, 2003; 07:26 P.M.

Good photographies.

Good photographies. Thank you For pleasing viewing.

Marina Poblacion , December 31, 2003; 11:30 A.M.

Thaks you for sharing your work. Congrats !!

Jenny Catron , January 01, 2004; 09:32 P.M.

My family has been at my house for the holidays

Sorry for confusing everyone. My family has been at my house over the holidays and using my computer. My dad is a photography buff and has an account as well as some of my other brothers and sisters. Unfortunately they had logged on and I just got on to upload some images, read the comments and responded. Sorry for all the confusion. They leave tomorrow, so things will be back to normal.

Moizes Vasconcellos , January 03, 2004; 08:29 P.M.

lindas w/b

Su fotos en blanco y negro estam maravilhosas,me gusta todas las imagens.Moizes

V & P , January 04, 2004; 01:50 P.M.

Very Nice!

I enjoyed the "ride". Think that you can master an expression and give out the best of it.(By the way Thank you for your time managing my photo)

Landrum Kelly , January 10, 2004; 10:42 P.M.

What an impressive body of work!

Thomas Collins , January 11, 2004; 10:43 P.M.

[updated comment]: Jennifer, thank you. BTW, I really do enjoy much of your work.

Alexander Volpin , January 16, 2004; 09:13 A.M.

thanks

thanks for your comments. I see what you meant. But I'm just an amature photographer, so mistakes could be forgiven. :) cheers

Jane Harris , January 16, 2004; 06:55 P.M.

Thanks hun, but I like it horrid.

_ Cálico - NY, NY , January 17, 2004; 05:47 A.M.

I have difficulty with some pseudo-critics who use this as a forum to settle personal injuries to their egos...nitpicking and sometimes inventing faults, absurd minutiae! Some individuals cannot tolerate honest criticism, especially when it's done in an effort to help improve and use the rating system or the "critique" portion of PN as a means to "get even"; it is inexcusable to compare... or say rude/cruel things.

Has anyone ever heard that most critics cannot act, paint or do much of what they criticize, even though they DO know what they're talking about (at least over 50% of the time)? At least they know what they're talking about!

By the way, I know a lady who is relatively new to photography (as compared to the years that I've been involved in photography) yet I admire her work and will gladly admit that she is much more talented than I am... truth requires no courage, just honesty.

I like your work, which I prefer to categorize as Environmental Portraits, rather than the slightly offensive term, Street People Photography (which is a sad commentary on the less fortunate).

I hope you're not discouraged by some who fail to understand that this is a forum to help others (while they help us) improve photographically. Quite frankly, we're all learning and our comments are only suggestions or opinions, at worse... otherwise, we'd be selling our images to magazines and newspapers and calling ourselves professionals.

What someone may think is poor cropping, may be what the next person likes; equally with tones, composition, etc. Even professional critics disagree on these issues.

I hope you continue to grow in talent and skills; you show great promise, and I hope to see more of your work. Good show! Read Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" and you'll understand my message better!

Marc Poljak , January 20, 2004; 08:07 A.M.

I looked at many of your photos last night for the first time, and they're quite striking. This is some of the best stuff I've seen on the site. You clearly have a good eye. A couple of the comments posted criticizing your composition and exposure, while they may be accurate from a technical standpoint, I think miss the point that these photos are meant to tell a story, indeed an emotional one. I think that if the message you communicate is sufficiently strong, one can sacrifice such things as proper exposure or composition. At any rate, very nice work.

Yevgeniy Kochubey , January 21, 2004; 02:46 P.M.

Wonderful

That's all I can say

Courtney Icenhour , January 22, 2004; 11:03 A.M.

Beautfiul

I really enjoy your portfolio. You put a nice comment on a log cabin I shot in the snow and I greatly appreciated that. I enjoy your work with homeless people. I admire the courage it takes to get those shots and it's well worth it. I look forward to seeing more.

Antonio Baiano , January 24, 2004; 09:12 A.M.

Jennifer, I don't agree with Frank and I think that your portfolio is a very good one, also if it's not the best; many images are very good and I don't understand where is this lack of composition ability he is mentioning. I agree on the point of exposition on photos, but it seems that it was also your choice. I must say that I have a very different approach to works like to one of homeless (look at my presentation on Yadira, if you have time)because I prefer that the subjects get used to my presence in a way that they become unaware of me. About the homeless, anyway, I admire your ability to keep in touch with these people, and I like it because you remember us that they are actually PERSONS with a story and a personality and not a dirty bag lying in the street. P.S. come and choose your shirt...;-)

Leo Rossi , January 24, 2004; 07:04 P.M.

You shoot landscapes and details in a very dramatic fashion. The way the Photoshop alterations are done indicates IMO that you are looking for cohesion beyond effect. I like this thematic search, and I like the prevalence of contrasted and symbolic images. Very good job Jennifer!

Angela Su , January 26, 2004; 05:13 A.M.

I like your "Things around the house" folder,though the ordinary things but the different looks with your composition and lighting.Regards~Angela

anabela jevtovic , January 30, 2004; 08:05 P.M.

thanks!

thank you for the comments you gave me. they are very helpful. i love your b/w works. good portfolio.

mike werkhoven , January 31, 2004; 05:42 P.M.

hay jennifer, about 10 days a go you wrote a critic to me and placed it under my portfolio. In first instance i was rather surprised by you commend, so i wrote this:

hay Jennifer, thank you for your sincere reaction. since a am a rather kind person, besides that well educated in fine arts, there must be a good reason for me to make a sneer to any one. I am al yours to explain why I reacted the way I did. to answer on the content of your commend, please will you let me know to which person I gave my commend, so that I can put my answer in perspective. I have wrote over the 1000 reaction in the past 2 month, so I realy don`t know the reaction you refer to. yours, mike

Now I am stuck with no reaction, whats rather disapointing, since you seems to be sincere. You photography is rather nice and shows a sensitive and intelligent person. Surprised again, now you did not react, your critic seemed more like an superfacial burp up into my face, Thats not very nice. yours, mike werkhoven

Ronnie Valentine , February 01, 2004; 01:25 P.M.

Your work is outstanding. Grabs me with every frame. Keep um coming!!

William Lofton , February 02, 2004; 10:26 A.M.

thank-you

You commented on my photograph thank-you for that, on your pictorial on the homeless, it takes being there to understand the desperation and you have achieved showing this.

Leo Garcia , February 03, 2004; 05:44 A.M.

Jenifer... its so cool!

Keep it there lady, you are doing well. Controversy is a form of celebration and something to laugh at. If a picture stops and incites you to make a criticism, its done its job!!!

I´m a selfish and nostalgic photographer as I make my pictures for me, they are taken to freeze a moment in my life, to help me document something I may want to show others or to capture something I really enjoyed and preserve it in time. Now, that I have made them public, I am enjoying the results and comments made by others.If I get no comments, I just wait and see what happens in time.

Good coments are welcome, critisism overlooked, tips are wonderful treasures and thus, this is how I see things here in PN. I make no excuses for my work as I love what I do.

Your pictures forced me to stop at your gallery... so they have power (over me hahahaha). Some I like more than others, but that is photography and my point of view (who cares if I like a shot more than other).

So keep working, take on the tips others may give you and remember, when you look at a photo, specially one in the taken outdoors, that composition, light, and the subject may not be manipulated by the photographer. So the photos are as they were in a fraction of time. It takes a trained eye to make all things needed fall in place to make a satisfying pict. Once that is done, if you like them that is cool, if others like them that is outstanding.

As for criticism...let it ride! at least someone looked at your picture. As for other's egos, well there is no way to please everyone, so don't worry be happy.

One word of advise, become your worse critic as this will hone your skills as a photographer. Take time to look at your picts and keep the ones that stand out the most, then, throw out the rest! Becoming your own editor is hard but a helful thing at the end.

Keep your work coming.

Regards

Leo Garcia / Venezuela

Dan Andrews , February 03, 2004; 07:07 A.M.

Jennifer, As usual it seems that many at PN realize the value of honest work while others feel it is their duty to be critical and portray a suppossed superiority. The later group defeats the purpose of sharing and exposing ones work. To me your pictures are not spur of the moment but more so thought out to convey the story at the moment, which I find more appealing and honest. Each person has a feeling, a thought or emotion that initiates the picture. As to how well we capture such is strictly up to the photographer to determine by self critique, not by wondering or worrying about what the masses think. In my thoughts, if YOU like the results then you've done well. I definitely enjoy your work and look forward to seeing what you see in the future.

Terry Brand , February 07, 2004; 09:32 A.M.

Don't take it personal

Your nature shots are okay. You can improve on your shots of people. Homeless people are seen in COLOR daily. I think the subject matter- street people- is redundant and kind of boring. Nothing original. Perhaps the washed out b/w pics convey a message of despair in the streets. It doesn't make me think. It is what it is. It doesn't challenge the basic rules of art. Maybe I was too critical. Based on your critique of my pictures, except for the extreme contrast, it seems you follow the basic rules of art- Centering, croping, etc. I do too, sometimes- especially with my commercial work. It's okay to play it safe. My objective with displaying pictures here is to challenge the norm, do things most trained artists wouldn't do. And get a feel for what they think about it. Also to see what other artists and people think about/ rate other works. I have not posted my best work because it is commercial. This forum couldn't accurately critique it. That's why I used recreational pics from vacations, outings, etc. Most of this site is the same- soft porn, pets, and nature. Thank you for your imput. It is greatly appreciated. It's been a while since I checked this site. The only reason I checked today is because I was about too cancel my membership since no one was giving me any hard and thorough feedback/critique of what I posted. At second glance, your work is better than what I first rated it. There is a market for your work and an appreciation for it so don't take any critiques personal. Picasso wasn't all that. I even critique him. Thanks again for your input. Think I'll stick around a little longer now.

Pär Lindblad , February 09, 2004; 05:34 P.M.

BRAVO!

This collection of photos is pure art for me. Your B/W is just like an open window. I think I could learn much from your style.

Yiannis G. , February 10, 2004; 09:15 A.M.

You have a very nice portfolio with many great images Jennifer. Very good work

Jan Kulig , February 10, 2004; 03:51 P.M.

Jenifer!

Your photos are great. I really like them. It is interesting, how You see the world through the lens. Congrats!

Jenny Catron , February 10, 2004; 07:04 P.M.

WOW....

You guys are going to have my head so big that I won't be able to get through the door. Thanks so much. It's funny I was talking to a lady today about my very first show and she asked me to write an artists' statement... I kind of giggled and was like.... wow, am I really an artist? Im still laughing about that. I have never considered myself an artist, or even really a photographer. Well thanks much for the wonderful comments and I hope that I will continue to deliver prints that can stand up to those on photo.net. Thanks.

Alan Boother , February 13, 2004; 03:31 P.M.

Strong.. I agree

Someone else commented "strong". I have to agree.

Landrum Kelly , February 13, 2004; 10:27 P.M.

This is very fine work, Jennifer.

Ettore Dicasale , February 14, 2004; 11:43 A.M.

Foto che lasciano senza fiato. Complimenti

John Souleles , February 16, 2004; 10:10 P.M.

Incredible Body of Work

Very well crafted,..., beautiful !

Christopher Gervais , February 17, 2004; 09:11 P.M.

Jennifer, I kinda slammed one of you industrial photos and decided to check out your portfolio. I am in awe. Your stuff is absoutely amazing. I still feel the same way about the industrial photo I rated in the rate recent submissions area of the site, but you honestly have some awesome stuff here. Congrats.

Rick Aubin , February 17, 2004; 09:39 P.M.

Nice body of work, Jennifer. I am especially struck by your portraits. Superb!

Zeev L. , February 20, 2004; 11:59 P.M.

excellent !

Jennifer you have done a wonderful work, keep on

Alec Ee , February 21, 2004; 02:03 P.M.

Jennifer. You not only have a good eye for photography but is also an excellent critic! A lot of members I'm sure will benefit from your comments. I do; and read the lines carefully. You do take time and effort in explaining to everyone you critic and that takes patience! So thanks for sharing and caring.

Frederic Pascual , February 21, 2004; 02:29 P.M.

I have almost no place here to write a comment.. Really good stuff... Even If, I only like your photo with People,,,Go ahead with your eyes..in front of people.

Franco Cappellari , March 02, 2004; 05:03 A.M.

A wonderful portfolio! Good

David Nicolas , March 02, 2004; 02:23 P.M.

I would appreciate comments on your rating about my picture http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=2177010, thanks

Maria Conversano , March 02, 2004; 03:09 P.M.

Hi, Jennifer

plese explain your rates. I think is more fine to do that. Thanks

David Nicolas , March 04, 2004; 05:34 A.M.

Great portfolio and B & W portraits! By the way, Jennifer, thanks for your comment, I really appreciate. I'd be happy if you had other suggestions concerning my folder "street festivities in kyoto" (http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=380528). I have the impression that none of the pictures in it is great by itself - still, as a whole, I find the series expresses nicely this event and its atmosphere. Any thoughts or advice about it (that is, for the future)?

ALLEN MILLER , March 05, 2004; 08:41 A.M.

Thank you

thank you for the comments on my photos, it really means alot. i'm just starting to learn about photography and only like 2 or 3 people have commented on my photos, so even though none of them where any good, i like the critiques. thanks again.

Vikram Bose-Mullick , March 06, 2004; 04:23 A.M.

Woman.. clean up ur portfolio!! u've clearly outgrown so many of ur photographs.

Joam Pires , March 06, 2004; 09:36 A.M.

I think you have both excellent, outstanding pictures and critique skills, which is something you very seldom come across in PN. Keep up the good job! and thanks for sharing!

Pradeep Raghunathan , March 08, 2004; 01:48 P.M.

jeniffer - awesome!!!

i just had a look at ur portfolio and i must say they are one of the most pleasing portfolios i have seen. by the way thanks for rating my pic, u are on my list of interesting people.

Roza Evtimova , March 09, 2004; 07:03 A.M.

so what?

the pictures are good as implementation. the compositions are classical, that means no ideas. i consider the classical compositions as banal and boring-someone else had uncovered the point of view and you only repeat it.where the composition is TOO BORING you develop it on photoshop!

Ingemar Magnusson , March 09, 2004; 10:26 A.M.

Thank you!

Thank you for your comment and rating. After looking at your portfolio I totaly agree with your comment. Your work has a very good perspective that makes your pictures interesting. I like it! Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Grant , March 10, 2004; 12:52 P.M.

Jennifer, I just returned from a trip to the North Carolina Peidmont area and must say that your folder "North Carolina" is great. You've captured the feeling of the place so well. Good job! It seemed to me to be a very stark place with an oppressive, underlying darkness, and a somewhat dismal disposiotion which you've captured masterfully. Kudos!

Rolandas Minderis , March 13, 2004; 08:58 A.M.

Congratulations

Hi Jennifer, I like your portfolio a lot. Nice pictures. I like you point of view and thaks for sharing. Keep shooting! Best regards, rolandas. Your friend from Lithuania.

David Wegwart - Denver/CO. , March 13, 2004; 02:04 P.M.

Changes

Your work here is changing. I like your view and ideas. More.

Robert Cauley , March 13, 2004; 02:31 P.M.

Inspiring Portforlio

I'll keep working on my B&W - yours inspire me to do better work. Great looking shots. Thanks.

Arvind Bhandari , March 16, 2004; 12:03 P.M.

Comments Please

Hi Jennifer, You have rated some of my photographs. Your ratings differ quite a bit from others. Could you please let me know what you didn't like in those photographs, so that I could correct those in my future photographs. Anyway, you have a very rich portfolio..I really liked it. I just want to know your comments/suggestions as you seem to be a very very good photographer.

Thanks, Arvind

Kevin Tate , March 18, 2004; 09:43 P.M.

Beautiful works!

Patrick Eden , March 19, 2004; 08:56 A.M.

Very Good

I especially like the North Caroliner snow scenes.

red satuduatigafour , March 20, 2004; 05:35 A.M.

Im new to the world of photography but ive seen many good photos. Your portfolio is one of portfolios that inspire me a lot. Thanks for sharing.

ian weir , March 22, 2004; 02:07 P.M.

i really enjoy your rich colours in your images, i think that it is really working, except the tinted images, but thats just me. keep up the good work.

Aaron Sizer , March 23, 2004; 05:21 P.M.

Hi, Jennifer. I've appreciated you rating and commenting on a number of pictures in my portfolio. On a rating of 3/3, though (for "Twilight, Santa Barbara"), I'd like a comment. Thanks!

Jenny Catron , March 26, 2004; 06:50 P.M.

Hey Aaron,

I went back to your folder and explained my rating. Hope that helps. I love your portfolio, was just that one shot that I thought needed a lot of work.

Luke P , March 30, 2004; 01:14 P.M.

Lovely pictures, great feeling.

Peter Meisterle , March 30, 2004; 02:37 P.M.

Hi Jennifer, thank you for rating and commenting on many of my photos! I agree with Angela: It is indeed not easy to get good shots of scenes which seem to be quite ordinary. Apparently you have a good eye and a sense for composition which enables you to produce pictures with dramatic effects of situations which normaly give boring shots. Best regards, Peter.

Gino Tumbarello , March 30, 2004; 09:37 P.M.

ciao

i have not word you are a theacher of fotografy... sorry for my englisch.. i like all you photo..

eric russell , March 30, 2004; 11:11 P.M.

Thanks

Thank you for the comment on my collage.It inspires me to keep working.Your portfolio is great. I like the moody stuff the best.

Gino Tumbarello , April 01, 2004; 05:33 P.M.

Grazie

tanks for your work about my pic....but my scanner is bad... the original pic is thery beautiful..i need put in photonet another time grazie mille!

Paul D'Agostino , April 02, 2004; 07:28 P.M.

great work it makes me want to keep trying to improve

Patrick Eden , April 05, 2004; 05:14 P.M.

Thanks

Hello Jennifer Many thanks for your comments and ratings of my pictures. My only advice about using Photoshop is just keep practicing. I have hundreds of hours using this superb tool.I can remember before I had my own Mac, I used to crib time on other peoples machines, an hour here and hour there it used to drive me mad. I find it useful to draw out exactly what I am trying to produce then break it down into segments. You have an excellent portfolio I especially like the North Carolina snow scenes.

Peter Ruppert , April 07, 2004; 03:15 P.M.

your pictures

simply yery good !!! ( my taste ;o) )

lixin An , April 09, 2004; 08:33 P.M.

Hi, Jennifer: You are the first photographer who gave me comment. Thanks so much! I love the sceneries in your lens, just simply beautiful. And especially your originality on some pictures, that is really wonderful. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us!

norbert wabnig , April 11, 2004; 04:04 P.M.

really great portfolio.. i really like the carcrshshots..some of them are great...

hmmm nothing more to say keep it up bye

samara gomez , April 17, 2004; 09:48 P.M.

bravo!

Hello, i just wanted to say i enjoyed looking at your work. i read your bio, and find it awesome that you are self taught! thank you for sharing!

Osvaldo Carbuccia , April 24, 2004; 12:34 P.M.

Jennifer

I think your "virgin entrance into the world of photography" was very emotive and full of feelings. I suggest you create an albun named "My first shot" and put in that special picture. Your work is great and Paulie also helped you to discover the (photography) world. Aesthetics are second to feelings. That's the way I think it must be.

T G , July 14, 2004; 02:13 P.M.

Beautiful portfolio, it's inspiring to read your biography and I can relate, I'm also self taught.. Although I think your teacher is better than mine....:o)

jim morrison , July 17, 2004; 01:35 A.M.

what a great portfolio. you definitely have a great deal of talent. keep up the great work!

wong li ji , July 21, 2004; 11:30 A.M.

very nice! i think u really got an eye for scenery pictures! i like ur red heat photo also!

Joao Pereira , July 21, 2004; 03:02 P.M.

Excellent work! You will go to my favorite photographers.

Ryan Addis , July 21, 2004; 07:58 P.M.

Incredible

You have incredible portfolios, i have read some of the criticisms on this page and all i can say is everybodies pictures can be made better, as no-one is perfect, but when your 9 out of 10 whos counting. Great work.

Terry Butler , July 22, 2004; 10:29 P.M.

Constructive

All art is subjective; if we all liked exactly the same things the world would be very boring. If we agree to differ about what we do and not get personal then we can be more constructive. Good portfolio, Jennifer.

Dmitri Zakovorotny , August 01, 2004; 08:57 A.M.

Don't listen low raters you have very original & moody portfolio.

Sharad G. , August 06, 2004; 09:50 A.M.

Thanks.

Feel honored to be rated/commented by someone with such a beaut portfolio.

Thomas Marino , August 09, 2004; 03:29 P.M.

Thanks for sharing your work

Thanks for sharing your work and comments. I can learn alot from your photos and your critiques.

Mike Bowzeylo , August 16, 2004; 12:47 A.M.

Good Stuff

Hi Jennifer, you have an awesome portfolio here. I love how you compose your shots. This is one portfolio I will be returning to. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Mike Bowzeylo

Jorge M. Treviño , August 17, 2004; 03:16 P.M.

Hi Jennifer!

I like your portfolio a lot. Your landscape work is very good, although I would remove the birds; they look exactly what they are: phoneys. Keep on with the fine work.

Gerry H , August 19, 2004; 10:41 P.M.

Dang Jennifer..

sooooooooooo many comments to scroll past just to add my own :) You have a very impressive body of work here - very creative pieces and professional results - keep shooting and posting

Hassan Mustafa Alatrash , August 20, 2004; 04:10 A.M.

Hi JC, its my turn now! Very diverse, and in some instances, deeply emotional body of work. YOU ROCK DUDE!!!

Rich Evans , August 20, 2004; 09:39 P.M.

Thanks.....

....for the look at my photo. I'm very impressed with your folders. 'Boat at Sunrise' and 'Ancient Gate' are two of my favorites - among some of the best on PN. Keep up the great work, you've got a very good eye...I'm jealous ;-) --Rich

Carl A. Mann , August 21, 2004; 05:31 P.M.

Jennifer, I really like your portfolio, especially when I have in mind that you started photographing really late. The other day I found an album of pictures I took with my first camera as a kid, I don't think that I have improved much over the past 25 years...

Cher Vang , August 31, 2004; 10:31 P.M.

Thanks Jennifer!

Jennifer, thanks for your wonderful comments on my photo. I really appreciate it. It's been tough in here lately... lol! If you'd like I have new additions to my landscape folder.

http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=418705

Thanks again. BTW, you have very lovely images.

MR OMAR , September 02, 2004; 02:03 A.M.

Great photos you have in your presentation ! Keep Shooting !

Imanol Gabilondo. , September 09, 2004; 01:07 P.M.

7 / 7

G R E A T!!

Rebecca Hunt , September 19, 2004; 07:29 A.M.

Jennifer, I read your bio, and I am amazed you have had no lessons what so ever! The fact that you have only picked up a book last week about photography is amazing. I cant believe it because your work is just so amazing for someone who has little experience.

But I am like you, I depend heavily on photo.net, it is my main source for learning, so I do not borrow books or anything either. However I do have a subscription to a photography magazine...

Anyways, I just want to say thankyou very much for taking the time at viewing/commenting/rating my pics!

What can I say, I had a look at your portfolio and it is fantastic!

Theo Keijzers , October 20, 2004; 04:45 P.M.

Simply beautiful.

Colorful, creative and inspiring. Thanks.

Yasumasa Yanagisawa , November 06, 2004; 12:09 P.M.

Jennifer, your photos are great, you are enough active and your critique is always welcome. But sometimes your comment is "out of focus", especially when you give "lessons". You do not know much about old equipment and traditional tech. Please try to come back and read a response, though it may be difficult as you write too much, it will surely help you to know more about photography and the wishes of photographers, especially why he pushed the shutter on the spot. And I do recomend you to read the explanation at first before putting critique. Photography is far more wide and profound than photo school lesson or text book. Sorry, I am not blaming you. Thanks.

Heather Flaherty , November 28, 2004; 10:53 P.M.

"SCENICS"

I LOVE your Scenics Folder. They are very inspiring. As hard as I try, I can not get photograghy to "flow" the way you do. I think you have a good judge on your framing also./ TY for sharing~ Heather F

Boris Mirkin , December 08, 2004; 05:34 P.M.

excellent job

again the firefighter photos are awesome as well as the rest of the, someday i hope to do as well

Emad abdulmotaleb , December 23, 2004; 11:13 P.M.

woooow

i got to say that a fter going through ur portifolio one by one ...ladey u got a lot of talent and u did better by the time u learn fast and u do achive for better much much much better...good luck

Alex S. , February 13, 2005; 09:58 A.M.

Jennifer,

This is a very impressive portfoilio. Your homeless shots are particularly interesting. I've spent a while with those, rating a few and leaving comments. I'll be back.

Lee Jianmin , February 16, 2005; 08:21 A.M.

Jennifer, it took me a while to complete reading all the comments others have for you. It really inspired me. I sincerely invite you to comment on my portfolio. As I can hardy find a self taught photographer who produce such a outstanding result.

Claude Germain , March 01, 2005; 11:20 A.M.

Thank you for commenting and rating my photo. I like your portfolio very much, especially "Scenics in Color" folder. You have a great sense of composition. Regards.

EUGENIV LIPPER , March 01, 2005; 11:25 A.M.

Thank you Jennifer for your comment on my photo. I looked your portfolio and what you say in your short biography about the homeless serie I think is deeply true. I mean, I like many of your photos but I find that you express yourself better in black and white. Your photos about homeless are my favourite too, becouse I think that so good images depend from the part of the work you did before pressing the shutter of the camera. You have been great in approaching those people. Compliments.

Shabahang Kowsar , March 02, 2005; 08:08 P.M.

Hi : )

Hi Jennifer! congrats for your very nice portfolio and thanks a lot for your comment. I love to learn from a good photographer who learn from her life...(Excuse me!I have forgotten english :p)

k p , March 03, 2005; 11:19 A.M.

Wow what a marvelous portfolio. The color scenics just grab the eye and the B&W remind me of a different era! Great pics, keep em coming!

Shabahang Kowsar , March 03, 2005; 04:06 P.M.

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Many thanks,you encourage me (But you exaggerate;)) Cheers

Mark Grant , March 03, 2005; 04:24 P.M.

Thanks

A simple comment on one of my images lead me to your portfolio. It is beautiful. I love your fine art folder particularly. These are the kind of shots I aspire to.

Susan Bilbao , March 03, 2005; 05:58 P.M.

Jennifer

Thanks for sharing your work and passion!! I think you have a great and special sensitivity. I do overall love your homeless series and your blank and white pictures. You've a talent for telling stories.. Thanks for sharing!!

Scott Neuner , March 03, 2005; 07:47 P.M.

Visual refreshment...

Jennifer, I found my way to your portfolio through a needed "pat on the back" comment you left for me. Your portfolio is a feast for the eyes. Keep up the wonderful work. Scott

Ricky & Lucey Lai , March 05, 2005; 01:09 A.M.

THANKS!

Thanks for your comments on my photo. After extensive viewing on yours portfolio, I learned how photography and fine art comes together. Thanks again for sharing.

Avatar Oesterly , March 11, 2005; 06:08 A.M.

I find your images in the categories; "Black & White", "Homeless People" and "Family Shots" the most compelling of your entire body of work presented. I see from your subject choice that your are neither intimidated by the world nor afraid of attempting a unique or different perspective of your subjects. It may be said that these are the qualities of a true innovator. I like to try and remember not to tread too heavyily upon the egos of those whose imagery we comment on. I find your frankness and straightforwardness refreshing and hope I may keep coming back to your gallery to see what you've found to share with us? Many thanks!

Dorota Kaluzynska , March 14, 2005; 07:31 A.M.

thank You

wery beautyful look at the different things around You - I see sensitive and wise person behind the camera! Keep looking! Thanks for Your comments and for Your photos. Greetins from Poland :)

Ira Crummey , March 17, 2005; 10:19 P.M.

Jennifer, I had followed your earlier work and noticed one of your new photos just today, to my surprize I find that you are now using a Fuji Finepix S7000, I just purchased one last month. I think that the low cost of digital imaging has liberated your style, allowing you to be far more creative through continuous practice.

Excellent work. BTW drop me a line if you have any comments or advice on the effective use of the S7000.

Ira Crummey

Jenny Catron , March 18, 2005; 05:59 P.M.

Hey Ira,

You are correct about the cheap aspect of digital photography and how many times you can shoot a sunset, get immediate feedback and continue to erase and shoot, whereas with film the turnaround was so long you forgot what settings you had used, and which settings produced the crappy shots, and which produced the wonderful ones. There is a big advantage in that. I love the range on the lens for the s7000 as I get both macro and regular. I find that it does have a lot of limits, but most can be overcome, and are not a bad trade off for the instantaneous feedback, and cheap price of this particular camera. Beware with jerky movements though as the focus mechanism is finicky, and thus the reason mine is in the shop. I will take a look at your site in a second and see what you have. Don't be afraid to shoot in 12MP mode, as I love how I can crop down with that size, and also how well it enlarges. Good luck with it. Jen.

Don Bailey , March 19, 2005; 01:54 P.M.

Passion, humor, pain, beauty and more...all on one page! I expect I'll visit regularly. Nice work!

Nigel Clark , March 20, 2005; 05:48 P.M.

Nigel,new member

Personally speaking I can not ever remember enjoying looking at someones portfolio so much. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" With so many consistantly outstanding photos I think critism would be unjust as to me they reflect someone seeing and thinking of ever new ideas which I think is far more important than text book compositions. Course if you want to sell lots of images and make a good income take notice of some of the lengthy comments and churn out stuff the average person, who like them does not use their eyes to see properly. By the way do not be disheartened trying to take outstanding photos of farm animals A friend of mine is a World re-knowned domestic animal photographer who after 50 years sometimes needs days for the right shot. Patience is a virtue is the only tip he ever gave me.

Serge Chriqui , April 04, 2005; 09:20 A.M.

It's been a while

Jennifer, it's been a while since I looked at your stuff. I must say that you have come along way! Your experimentations and creativity are inpsiring. I've got you in my faves so that I can keep up with your latest posts - all the best and keep going! Serge

Leo Rossi , April 05, 2005; 02:49 P.M.

To my eye...

"Katie having fun on the couch" is already a classic shot. I agree with the 'liberating Fuji' theory. This is growing more intriguing and exciting by the day.

David Wegwart - Denver/CO. , April 14, 2005; 06:09 P.M.

Prolific and captivating

I am quite taken with this portfolio. You seem able to cosistenly repeat with a creative eye. Well done.

Michael Avlaris , April 26, 2005; 09:05 A.M.

GREAT GREAT GREAT Portfolio. I had to write it 3 times to be sure it can express how much I liked ALL of the photos. Fantastic compositions and marvelous colors. Great work Jenifer !

Si Cliff , May 26, 2005; 12:52 P.M.

Well I read some of the negative comments on your portfolio after I had looke at the pictures, I must say I liked the images there was a good collection on a good variety of subjects ,I liked them and I presume you like them and enjoyed taking them , what else is there to say ? keep up the good work and dont worry about the knockers

Sharon Jackson , July 23, 2005; 04:03 A.M.

I've enjoyed looking at your portfolio, especially the landscapes. You landscape pictures have a special look to them - dont no how u do it, but really like it.

A. Q. , July 26, 2005; 10:18 A.M.

You have a nice portfolio. BUT, if you like to put a rate in a photo that is not for critique, I prefer dont put a negativetly rate. Amateur people will say thanks for that. Ah? Better explain your point of view for make better our next job. Thanks.

RN.

MR OMAR , August 14, 2005; 03:58 A.M.

Great collections.

worth spending time watching it.

Eran Baruch , September 02, 2005; 07:43 P.M.

Hi J!

Refreshing! great point of view...

Jeremy B. , November 24, 2005; 11:26 A.M.

I really enjoyed some of your photos.You have some really good gems.

Chris Heyward , November 26, 2005; 03:09 P.M.

hi jennifer

many thanks for commenting on my photo. by the way your gallery is outstanding,if i could achieve your quality i would be well chuffed.

Dilip Kumar Singha , December 10, 2005; 11:36 A.M.

Man made creatures & Nature:

Either simply nature or the man made creatures along with nature are mostly the theme of your submitted photographs. Very creative, colorful and spectacular shots. Congratulation, Bravo, Saludos!!!

David Keatley , December 16, 2005; 12:52 P.M.

excellent

i bet youre glad of the faceless man and then found photography, because you have created such wonderful pictures.

Jenny Catron , December 19, 2005; 05:51 P.M.

Yes David,

There are so many faceless people that have helped me along the way, way too many to count. Paulie is now neither faceless, nor nameless, and is counted among those that have inspired me to try and make a difference with my photography, not just supply another picture for the walls to pretty up our surroundings. One day maybe I will be given another opportunity. Thanks sincerely for all of your comments, it truly helps to keep my steam going.

David Vives , December 27, 2005; 03:55 A.M.

Fantastic portfolio. Complete and with losts of quality and personal touch! Congratulations!

Autumn Paciorek , January 22, 2006; 12:27 A.M.

Wow!

Your work is breathtaking. I've been wanting to go to school, but I see that most of the art can be self taught. I really really love the black and whites that I believe if I understood correctly were your first. You are excellent, and deserve more recognition than I may ever have to give!

Wow!

Ger Foy , January 22, 2006; 08:03 P.M.

Top Marks

Jennifer,

Firstly let me say fantastic portfolio I am very impressed with your landscapes and BW work. Secondly, that is the most controversial list of comments I have every come across, its content somewhat detracts from your fantastic images.

Keep up the good work.

Ger..

Jenny Catron , February 05, 2006; 04:29 P.M.

Over the years there have been many opinions.

I must say that a good photographer will always have an audience that both loves and hates them. I figure when I become a GREAT photographer, then the controversy will end and I won't have to photograph anymore because the world will see itself as I see it.... by the way... Im not expecting that to ever happen....LOL. We all see life a little different, and that's what makes it life.

hamed sajedi pour , February 12, 2006; 08:32 A.M.

Hi...

your photo are good . I like them

Elisabeth Jordan , April 01, 2006; 12:41 P.M.

Such beautiful work Jennifer that it may take me several looks to find my favorite picture! I understand about finding a voice with photography instead of writing. and with me being an English teacher, many people are surprised. Can't wait to see more. elisabeth

Hendro Lim , April 03, 2006; 07:32 A.M.

Wonderful photos you have here. I especially like the homeless series. they are so powerful. i myself have not worked up the gut to take pictures of reality:(. but yours are special and very inspiring.

Jenny Catron , April 18, 2006; 11:00 A.M.

The homeless series was my first

The years I spent on the streets in Denver are very close to my heart. Paulie and all the wonderful people that live there, that wake up each morning on the ground, in some type of pieced together shelter, have a special place in my heart. My pictures will never do them justice, but I feel lucky to have made their acquaintance.

Faisal Ansari , April 22, 2006; 02:41 P.M.

Wow!!!

Are you for real!!! it has been a treat to come across your work.., truly amazing.., will be back again n again!!!

Jenny Catron , June 04, 2006; 08:31 P.M.

Yep, I think I am....

Thanks for all the comments on my site. Im hoping to get more studio shots out on here. Just remember that I know nothing about in house studios, so be kind.

Marge Nikitin , August 05, 2006; 06:28 A.M.

Your photos are so beautiful.. i love trees and sky... very very good pics! :)

Ricardo Gomez , August 26, 2006; 06:51 A.M.

Perfect

An extraordinary and impressive portfolio! I like you very much how you manage the color and the Black and white

Keep up the great work!!

Regards

Marc Young , August 30, 2006; 10:39 P.M.

Bravo et Bravo !!!!!

What a fantastic portfolio you have here. Congratulations.Thanks a lot for giving your opinions about my picture. Regards, Marc

Wolf Zorrito , August 31, 2006; 01:17 A.M.

Thanks for comment Jennifer. I admire your portfolio. Nice family shots.

Wolf

Keith Bridgman , August 31, 2006; 09:59 A.M.

There is a wonderful spontaneous freshness and look and feel about your images...especially the homeless series. You have a distinctive style all your own...and that's what it's all about...

Lawrence Lopez , September 01, 2006; 05:19 P.M.

Very Nice Work

Kris Kl , September 03, 2006; 10:05 A.M.

Great Pictures! Enjoed so many of them, thank you!

Chet King , September 05, 2006; 02:01 A.M.

I am a fan

I was hard in my criticism of your wedding photos; they are vastly inferior to the rest of your photography, and some of them should not have even been posted. However, even though I do agree with Frank on some of his comments, the majority of your portfolio is outstanding. You have tremendous potential to become a great photographer. Please continue to share your work with us. CK

Manu Llaguno , September 08, 2006; 08:03 A.M.

Tierno

Gracias por tu comentario. He descubierto tu galeria y me parece que reflejas todo lo que que ves con una ternura envidiable. Amas tu tierra tanto como yo la mia. Sigue regalandonos imagenes, gracias. Un saludo.

Jenny Catron , September 15, 2006; 03:18 P.M.

Hey Chet,

Well Chet, I have only shot two weddings therefore, considering that, I guess you are seeing the first fruits of my labor. I hope to improve, and eventually join my landscapes with my wedding photography. We'll see what happens when landscapes marry the bride and groom, in a union hopefully made in heaven.

Sean Shelton , September 23, 2006; 07:27 P.M.

Jennifer I must say your portfolio shows much diversity. Despite your weaknesses in some areas you show a growing desire to improve in all aspects of photography and that is something to be admired. I have looked at some of the comments from other photographers and am often amazed at how critical they are of others work often forgetting that photography is a creative expression. Your work shows imagination and creativity and while you like me are in a state of growth in this magical art I admire the way you handle some of your critics. In closing I hope that one day my online portfolio shows as much diversity as yours. Good luck in the future. I am very interested to see how your portfolio will grow, happy shooting.

Nathan Z. Smith , September 25, 2006; 09:11 P.M.

Thank You

Jennifer, I wanted to say thanks for your kind comments and ratings. I have really enjoyed your portfolio and have been inspired by your work.

Sylvie Bélanger , October 10, 2006; 08:21 P.M.

Hi Jennifer

Thank you very much for taking of your time to comment on my picture, I really appreciate. Your portfolio is absolutely amazing ... I'm very impressed. Sylvie

Anush Krishnaswami , October 11, 2006; 04:29 P.M.

Nice!

a great portfolio you have here! thanks for taking the time to write a comment. Really appreciate it. Your shots are all very colorful and well framed. Keep it up!

John Graham Inkson , October 13, 2006; 07:36 A.M.

Hi Jennifer

A super body of work of diverse subjects. Interesting viewing. Kind regards John

Raphael Lopez , October 14, 2006; 11:28 P.M.

Amazing!

Jennifer, What a collection of images you have here! Love the energy display on some of these shots. Congratulations! Raphael

Carlos Cass , October 16, 2006; 08:52 P.M.

gran variedad de fotografias, buenos colores y buenas composociones, congratulations

Leanna Weber , October 21, 2006; 08:38 P.M.

Hi Jennifer, Excellent portfolio with so much variety. Espically like the landscapes. Leanna :O)

Kostas Konstantopoulos , October 22, 2006; 11:57 A.M.

stunning gallery.You have pro quality photos!great work!

Lesa Jones , November 04, 2006; 07:59 A.M.

Wonderful portfolio Jennifer!!! You have a great eye for capturing everyday in an unique way. I love how you are able to capture light in order to set a mood or feeling with an image. Truly an Artist!! I look forward to returning and seeing more beautiful images from you. Regards...LJ

Allison Whitt , November 13, 2006; 03:31 P.M.

Outstanding portfolio! Your interpretation of people and places is extremely creative. The technicality of all of your images is very well executed. You seem to be very much in control with your subjects, be they animate or inanimate. Very good post-processing as well, lending only a bit of subtle enhancement for great images. I also have read a few of your comments on other's work. You and I share an enormous philosophy on photography. A person simply does grow artistically without the proper direction. There are a lot of people on here that do a lot of ego stroking to one another. Sometimes it hurts to have someone tell you your artistic view lacks, but it hurts a person more to become stagnant. I'll be adding you to my list of interesting people and look in from time to time. I ask that you do the same as well, and please, if you critique something of mine, I would very much appreciate your brutal honesty!

Bill Scott , November 13, 2006; 09:16 P.M.

Jennifer- Thanks for your hints and tips on my photo of "Olivia". The photo was taken about 4 years ago, so she is about 14 years old, now and her family has moved from the area. My photos are all works in progress so I do really appreciate the ideas and recommendations given me! I really enjoyed your portfolio, So I know I got some good advise from a "pro"!!

Inger Margrete Pedersen , November 16, 2006; 02:45 A.M.

You have changed alot of photos in your portfolio; I think your photos of places are really nice, I like the light you capture in alot of them. Your people photos are also very nice, looks like you are all having alot of fun during the shoots. Best regards.

Roy in't Hout , November 16, 2006; 08:09 A.M.

Hello Jennifer. Most interesting dialogue between you and Frank. I admire and respect that you are willing to speak your mind to the detriment of others. Nothing like a bit of honesty with sincerity. I learned photgraphy very much like you have. The school of hard knocks. Yes, and the knockers are still there and will always be there. Photography is a very personal thing. Like yourself I take pictures for my own pleasure and if others enjoy these than so be it. You have some outstanding images, something to be proud of. It is heartwarming that you took the time to spend time with a homeless man. We have become a very selfish society and have no shame. We profit at the expense of other human beings and look the other way. Did you shout him a meal ? I checked out Frank's site. Surprise it was devoid of images bar one. That brings to mind. Empty vessels make the most noise. I prefer those who act. You may not have changed the world but you made a difference to one man. I know how that feels. It was one man who changed my world. Let me tell you it makes a BIG difference. I am very pleased to have met you. Cheers and best wishes.

Eric Gonzalez , November 16, 2006; 11:45 A.M.

EXCELENTE PORTAFOLIO

JENNIFER THANKS, YOUR COMMET TO MY PHOTO IT IS CONTRUTIVE FOR MI.

TIENES UN EXCELENTE PORTAFOLIO, EN ESPECIAL LOS PAISAJE Y LOS RETRATOS SON EXCELENTES.

FELICIDADES.

Debra Trean , November 16, 2006; 06:18 P.M.

beautiful gallery... outstanding images..soft and romantic..and full of fall...

Joseph Ramon , November 17, 2006; 02:14 A.M.

Excellent work ! Just love your "Places" gallery, it is so dreamy ...

muhammad azhar hafeez , November 18, 2006; 03:23 P.M.

Nice portfolio

Kent Draper , November 18, 2006; 07:46 P.M.

Holy Cow

You have great stuff here. I love the warmth of your pic's and your shot's that shoot right into the light. I am really honored that you would consider my work of worth. I will be back with the hope that you have posted more of your art. Thanks again for commenting on my passion.

Kent

Alex S. , November 18, 2006; 10:56 P.M.

You've asked me repeatedly what I see when I photograph empty, dark places. I see the beauty of the fringe. I see the accidental magic of being able to find places devoid of people in the busiest city in the world.

What I don't see is how awkward models in relatively interesting settings is of any interest. You have good technique, but your work needs editing. You either can't make up your mind, and so we see a portrait of the same girl, form the same angle, taken at three different zooms. Or we see several versions of the same landscape. One is great and the other two are mediocre (in this example, your snowy landscapes). You need to make up your mind. You don't need to have 400 pictures in your portfolio. From what I see, I'd cut it down to 50.

But hey, taste is taste. The aesthetic that attracts me is clearly different from what you like. But at least I have the ability to appreciate the snowy landscape and the golden forest. I would hope that a photographer is able to separate their own aesthetic interest from the essence of photography. So, in summary, I really recommend that you focus on your landscape work. Or get better models.

And when you critique a photo, offer some actual input.

Take care, Alex

Jenny Catron , November 19, 2006; 06:04 A.M.

HI Alex,

Im sorry you feel the way you do. The reason I have lots of pictures in one setting with the same girl is because that is what I use photo.net for. I let you eliminate the poses that the masses feel aren't as worthy as others. It is your input, your ratings that help me cut down my favorites. Because all the people photographs were taken in the last week for the most part, I haven't had time to submit them all for ratings. As you eliminate them with your ratings, then they are taken out of the portfolio, and the three best of each subject stay in the portfolio. I took out all my pictures that had sixes and sevens over the last four years, and started over about a month ago. All the shots or at least most of them were just put onto the website in the last month or two, therefore you need to give me time to eliminate all the dud ones. Now for the other part of your complaint. After you get thousands of shots and you sit down with a box of photographs and you have to pair them down to just a few, you'll find that pictures "on the fringes" won't make the cut. However, even though I might not keep all the shots of my models, you can bet that they will, their grandparents will, their mothers' will and so on. It's one of the reasons I don't shoot macro that much anymore. I have a few macro selections hanging on my wall, but for the most part, they aren't what people buy. You might not understand that comment now, but you will later.

Jorge Luis R. Tagle , November 19, 2006; 12:27 P.M.

Thank you very much for your comment I appreciate a lot I have seen your work and is excellent congratulations Regards from Cancun Mexico Jorge Luis

Alex S. , November 19, 2006; 01:17 P.M.

Jennifer,

Since you strongly feel this way about the work you directly critiqued, I would love to know your comments on the other stuff I have done (in the archPhoto class folder), if you have some time.

Thanks, Alex

Steve G (Wellington) , November 19, 2006; 09:18 P.M.

Hi Jennifer

Great portfolio and 'great' controversy! I think people lose the plot sometimes. You take some fantastic images and obviously have a good eye. Thanks for the comment on Stephanie with Chickenpox. Please stop by my portfolio sometime - i would welcome you comments. All the best Steve

Inger Margrete Pedersen , November 20, 2006; 06:23 A.M.

Hi Jennifer..

It was interesting to read your comment above, as I have been wondering a bit myself looking through your portfolio a couple of times, why did you delet your old photos. I`m sure you will enjoy all the photos you have - and I`ll be back to look at your new ones. Best regards.

Dexter Dee Dee , November 21, 2006; 03:56 P.M.

Amazing portfolio. I like your work, ful of colors. It was a pleasure to watch it. DDD

Steve Augle , November 21, 2006; 04:24 P.M.

Wonderful works all are so full of life and great colors.

Jenny Catron , November 21, 2006; 05:10 P.M.

Deletion of old files,

Mostly the reason I deleted them was because I had most of them on here for years, they were old news. I wanted to turn over a new leaf, not using as much photoshop, and concentrating on works that would print up nicely. Photoshop is part art, part knowledge, and I recognize that. Learning to not use photoshop is what I am concentrating on now, or if I use it, using it with restraint. I also realized that some of my work was fairly large on here, and thus was at risk with copyright and others using my work as their own. Anyway, I hope to show a more narrowed portfolio, concentrating on the work that is sellable and of interest to others besides myself.

Alan Sparks , November 21, 2006; 10:25 P.M.

Jennifer

I love the subtlty and simplicity of the nature photographs. They have a surreal feeling to them. Thanks for sharing.

Jorge Luis R. Tagle , November 22, 2006; 07:49 A.M.

I really respect your work a lot you are an artist you are a big photographer but where are you from?

Jenny Catron , November 23, 2006; 11:40 A.M.

Well when I started with photo.net

i lived in Denver colorado, I now live in Fredericksburg VA. Some of the shots were taken on vacation around the georgia/florida line, but most of these shots were taken within twenty miles of Fredericksburg.

sheila barnett , November 24, 2006; 10:22 P.M.

YOUR PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Ghulam Yasin , November 25, 2006; 01:58 P.M.

829

Very good composition and tone,

Dale Fleming , November 27, 2006; 02:28 A.M.

Very expressive

Thanks for a comment regarding the Grand Canyon shot. It allowed me the opportunity to see your work! Its a fantastic portfolio. It has a wonderful feel of gentleness in your work that makes it pleasing to see. Keep it up for yourself and that expression. Its rather comforting and calming. :-) Dale

Eddie Li , November 28, 2006; 06:12 A.M.

Amazing gallery!

Hi, thanks for commenting on my photo. You have an amazing gallery! I can see you have a very good taste in just about every subject of photography. I especially like those landscape pictures! Very interesting!

David Wegwart - Denver/CO. , November 28, 2006; 12:55 P.M.

Wow!

Since my last visit your work has both grown in quality and style. Love your work Jennifer, and can't wait to see more. Time to open a gallery to sell your work?

Beautiful. Best, D.

Hide Ishiura , November 29, 2006; 05:40 P.M.

Hi, thanks for your comment on my photo. I love your work! Thanks for sharing them.

Jenny Catron , December 02, 2006; 11:46 A.M.

Hi David, and all those that have seen my work,

I don't think Im quite ready to open up a gallery, but I am hoping to open up a portrait business that is an on location business. My hope is to go to people's homes and shoot in their houses, outside their houses, at the office etc. Of course I love my landscapes best, but there really isn't a decent living in landscape shots. Thanks so much for taking the time to browse through my most recent work, and I hope that there will be many more to come.

Omar Havana , December 02, 2006; 01:55 P.M.

Jennifer many thanks for your great comment in one of my concert photos, after I saw your portfolio that comment is more special to me, ur landscapes are stunning, superb, amazing compositions, and I love your portraits, many thanks to show us, thanks

Tyler Wind , December 08, 2006; 11:44 P.M.

Jennifer--Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my "Sailboats in Pink Water" shot. I appreciate your help and will put your comments to good use when I learn more (or, something!) about photoshop. I read your bio--where in VA do you live? I am originally from Tappahannock (1hr. NE of Richmond on the Rappahannock River) and went to school at UVA in Charlottesville for 8 years. Furthermore, I've traveled to just about every city and town in VA (literally!). Your work is terrific! I am especially fond of your "places" folder--it is spectacular! I would think you would have no problem selling those shots if you so desired. Thanks again for your critique and for sharing your work--I have picked up a lot of helpful hints by just looking at your photos!

Jenny Catron , December 09, 2006; 06:12 A.M.

Hey Tyler

I live and work in Fredericksburg VA. Most of the shots in the places folder are within thirty miles of Fredericksburg, unless they are the water shots and most of those came from a vacation to Florida. Im glad you like my folders, and was glad to offer my input. Keep shooting, Jennifer

Ken Andrews , December 12, 2006; 06:13 P.M.

Very nice gallery, Jennifer!

César Ruiz , December 15, 2006; 07:24 A.M.

Una delicia de galeria. Gracias

Emmanuel Enyinwa , December 16, 2006; 02:59 P.M.

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my photo. Your criticism, while pointed, made sense, and I take it in the spirit it was given. Having read your portfolio and also the commentary, especially the third one by Frank Ellis, I understand that you can be both a harsh critic, and still have the ability to accept criticism. That is a rare gift. Often, what passes as "criticism" on pnet is picking out the best image a person has, praising that image to the high heavens, and hoping that person would reciprocate. I am guilty of that more than I often admit to myself. Yet, I notice that you have rated over 25,000 images here. That takes not just effort, but a dedication to making this site work. Kudos for that, and thanks for taking the time. As for Frank's comments, I read your biography, and your confession that some of the images were shot emotionally, and not with an eye for aesthetics. I did the same as well early in my shooting. I also like those early images. Anyway, good luck. Emmanuel.

Jenny Catron , December 17, 2006; 07:27 A.M.

This site is a priviledge

I have the opportunity here to shmooze with the top photographers in the world, and I can either use that opportunity to socialize or I can use this site as a classroom. I hope that when I give critiques that others WILL INDEED do the same back. I realized not too long ago that the top 500 photographers in the world belonged to the site minus a few. People pay thousands of dollars just to get the opportunity to say to them. I don't want to waste this gift, this privilege of getting critiques, sometimes harsh ones from the greatest photographers on earth. It pushes my work, it teaches me to find the smallest details, and fix them, and eventually see those details as I shoot so I don't have to go back and fix them. I have never had a photography class, but with this site, I have one every day. I so appreciate your comments, and hope that you will go back through my work, and tell me what you see, tell me what makes you cringe at one shot, and not at another. Not only are there great photographers, but there are people ... potential clients, therefore I have the opportunity to get honest feedback from the consumers. Where else can you do that? Not many places.

Neil Peters , December 18, 2006; 08:05 A.M.

Jennifer, I'm enthralled with your compositions, always nicely balanced, natural and interesting. That alone keeps my attention. Your model work is always looking for highlights of personality, while being photographs in their own merit. Thanks for the inspirations, I can learn alot following your vision around.

Derron Yuhara , December 18, 2006; 04:38 P.M.

Thanks for that advice, I will remember that when I pictures in the future. I really like alot of your shots, very originally composed.

Ira Crummey , December 20, 2006; 08:34 P.M.

Return Visit

Jennifer,

It has been a while since I have looked in on your work and all I can say is, magnificent.

Ira

willy marthinussen , December 25, 2006; 02:11 P.M.

Nice work

Hi..saw your portfolio first time today:) a lot of good compositions and work with perspective here. Like your people folder:) have a nice holiday best regards --willy--

Irit Ka , December 25, 2006; 02:27 P.M.

I liked very much the folder "places". You are doing a great job with the mist, light and color of the foliage. ...And... I was looking for the homeless photos... Where do you keep it? :-)

Jenny Catron , December 25, 2006; 05:38 P.M.

Homeless shots

Well I retired most of them with the last dump on this site. The fact is, because they aren't my best work, people felt compelled to tell me everything that was wrong with them, and to be honest, they were perfect to me. Maybe not the composition, or the tones, or the post processing, but they are real people, people that I befriended. I will probably reload them later after all the critiques are done of my new work and I have taken out a lot of the new work, but for now they are hibernating.

Ruben Silva , December 25, 2006; 06:36 P.M.

Jennifer

I just love your hazy landscapes.... so paceful, so beautiful.. Thanks for sharing. Regards. Ruben

Taha Idris , December 25, 2006; 07:35 P.M.

Many thanks for your kind comments on one of my photos. I must take my time looking through your portfolio as there are so many wonderful pictures here. Merry Christmas. Taha

Gene Zisman , December 25, 2006; 09:46 P.M.

Dear Jennifer

Thanks a lot for your suggestions and comments on my pics. I really appreciate it. I, like you, learn things by looking at other peoples' work, comments,etc. I can only say that you are far ahead of me...I like your pictures very much and would like to ask you some questions about how you made them. I might (if you don't mind) contact you via email. Let me know if it is not a good idea. Meanwhile, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Gene PS if it all possible, I would like to see your pictures of the homeless.

Debra Trean , December 26, 2006; 11:13 P.M.

Hi..you seem to really be the queen of moody landscape images...very beautiful gallery. Thank you for taking the time to stop and make a comment on one of my images.. much appreciated. I agree the shadow was a huge part of the image I was trying to learn how to remove a post and keep that shadow...

Jesper Bo Jensen , December 27, 2006; 05:39 A.M.

The portfolio really shows a great variety in your work, it?s very good, and an inspiration too me.

Jenny Catron , December 28, 2006; 07:29 P.M.

Thanks so much,

Well Im not the queen of anything, but the foggy shots have sort of been the latest quest with me. I want you to know that almost all of what I have learned about photography has come from this site. If used the way it was intended to be used, you have access to the worlds greatest photographers. The photographers that you see here, for the most part are the worlds elite, and the greatest thing is that when open to it, they give all kinds of advice, critiicism and yes, bashings occasionally, but that is the beauty of it. It is like sculpting a piece of clay. The more they bash, the more they critique and the more they expect greatness out of you, the faster you become great. Keep striving for perfection, and even though we won't find perfection in this life, we do become better and better.

Kenneth Fugate , December 31, 2006; 09:34 P.M.

Hello friend

I would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a Good New Year! And say thank you for your support with your ratings and comments on my work over the last year. We are hoping to post some good weather photos this year. We start shooting sky photos in April thanks again for supporting my work.

Best wishes Ken Fugate Stormphoto.net

Racianu Cosmin , January 01, 2007; 07:55 P.M.

good work

a nice atmosphere in your photos

Jeff Germo , January 01, 2007; 09:17 P.M.

nice portfolio

I especially like your "places" folder. so many good shots. Jeff

Federico Romero , January 02, 2007; 02:49 P.M.

En especial me gusta como de un mismo tema consigues una variada gama de imagenes y como de una misma imagen (ej. ca�on del S. XIX) obtienes una amplia gama de fotografias. Todo tu trabajo es excelente y procurare seguirlo poco a poco, pues esto de la fotografia es solo una aficcion y el tiempo que le dedicamos no es mucho. Un abrazo y feliz 2007.

Michelle Wolfe , January 02, 2007; 07:50 P.M.

One comment about the popularity and artistic quality of your work is the dozens of comments your work has stimulated! When I look at your entire portfolio, I find most of your landscapes beautifully constructed. I do not understand the need for the excessive coloration and post capture editing, unless you were trying for a color cover for a lurid fantasy paperback. The excessive coloration is most often eye catching, always a bit over the top, and largely unnecessary. I do find many of your portraits a bit strange. Many of your portraits are distorted in some way. Maybe it is the composition, or the wide angle distortion, or the weird angle, but many of the photos have more than a bit of Alice in Wonderland feel. If you do this on purpose for the shock effect, than stand up and shout. If you are doing it for the drama, thinking it improves the photos, then it is unnecessary. You have an excellent eye, and an above average artistic sense, but IMHO, you should let the photos speak for themselves more often.

Jenny Catron , January 02, 2007; 08:53 P.M.

Hi Michelle,

After eight years of photography you are only seeing the work I have produced in the last three months for the most part. I recently deleted my 544 photographs and started over from scratch. Many of the comments made on this site have been made about photographs that are no longer visible on my site. As for the coloration or the angles chosen for my portraits, they are more aptly stated fads of my current style. You know how you get into one thing or another and it lasts for a while, you learn a lot and then you move on. Well one of these days I will take my best shots over the eight year period of time and let people see the succession of my work, but I use this site as a learning tool. You wouldn't believe the talent that is on this site. Out of the top 200 photographers in the world, probably more than half of them are on this site and actively check it on a regular basis. That is like having a classroom and assembling the top 1000 photographers in the room, 365 days of the year. My latest endeavor is portraits. I had never shot portraits until three months ago. Because of this site however, the amount I learn on a daily basis is probably the same as 3 years at an institution of higher learning. Yes my crazy angles are a little weird, and the distortion is because the only lens I own is a wide angle up to 50mm. ( Yes I plan on buying a portrait lens eventually) As for the coloring in my landscapes, well I will let them speak for themselves as you requested. Thanks Michelle, it is comments and people on this site like yourself that make all of us better photographers.

-Stn- Tanya , January 04, 2007; 05:25 P.M.

Your works great...perfect :)

Eduard Lampe , January 12, 2007; 01:47 P.M.

Gorgeous gallery!

Hi Jennifer, It strikes me how you get atmosphere in every single image. Candy for my eye. Thanks for sharing! Kind regards, Eduard

Biliana Rakocevic , January 12, 2007; 02:55 P.M.

Wow..

I see that you have found YOUR LIGHT in your Marvellous Landscape :)

Biliana

Bodyline Photos , January 15, 2007; 10:15 P.M.

A truly inspiring portfolio of work

Krijn van Noordwijk , January 18, 2007; 04:46 P.M.

Great, your Bob Ross imitations!

Grtz,

www.krijnvannoordwijk.com

Jenny Catron , January 19, 2007; 10:15 A.M.

Who is Bob Ross,

And why would you think I am immitating anyone?

Bolivar Miranda-Bardellini , January 22, 2007; 09:30 P.M.

Bravo!!!

Wonderful works all are so full of life and great colors.

Gino Tumbarello , January 27, 2007; 01:05 A.M.

ciao

Tanks jennifer for a comment. You have a very beautiful portfolio!

ROSARIO CAMPIONE , February 06, 2007; 10:43 A.M.

Ottimo!!!

Jennifer, Well built Portfolio, rich of so many beautiful image, fantastic the landscape photos. Excellent also the portraits, compliments for the big beautiful job. Saluti dalla Sicilia Saro

Krishna Rao , February 10, 2007; 04:21 P.M.

@Jennifer Catron

BeautifuL !!

Samer Tarabichi , February 12, 2007; 08:59 A.M.

wonderful

sorry for my bad english language, your portfolio amazing i liked the colors very much like paintings or a dream.... very intresting style..

Abdirahman Afi , February 13, 2007; 06:50 A.M.

Thank you jennifer the comment you make the grafic sport shot, you get a very nice portfolio here Jennifer,I will visit again.

A Massa , February 14, 2007; 04:27 A.M.

Jennifer, thanks for your comment. Beautiful gallery, very good work here. Excellent.

Joseph Zarek , March 01, 2007; 12:32 A.M.

Wow.

Jennifer Catron; you are able to capture light with depth and intensity. It is powerful and transforming.

You may have some critics out there; so what - you can't please everyone, and best of never have too.

All I know is your work is brilliant and I like it. I was drawn to all of your nature shots and right off the bat, they made me think of Ansel Adams. He did things with light in photos I often don't get to see any other artist?s images these days.

I'm also unable to adequately convey how he was able to weave his photos into magnificent stories on their own (a picture speaks a 1,000 words), or the magic he creates when he used existing light to transform the images he captured.

All I know is if you are able to recreate similar feelings with your images; that's good enough for me!

Stay focused on all of your end goals and what you want to achieve and accomplish throughout your life.

You're extremely talented and I can't wait to see what else you're able to create.

Frances McMullen , March 04, 2007; 11:32 A.M.

Hi Jennifer,

You must certainly have come along way since your first posting and my joining PN. I read your bio and you definitely have learn about composition. I read comments about your homeless series, any chance you would repost them?

Keep up the great work.

f

Kenrick Rampial , March 25, 2007; 07:49 P.M.

Very inspiring

Jennifer from reading your bio and how you started, you have certainly mastered the art of photography. Your portfolio is beautiful with a nice range of images and excellent use of colour.

Vikram D'Mello , March 29, 2007; 04:24 P.M.

outstanding colors

i don't know how you do it, jennifer, but i find your use of color, both in terms of composition and technique, absolutely stunning. breathtaking pictures!

best regards - vikram.

Geoff Cauble , April 23, 2007; 10:24 P.M.

Great Work!

Really impressed with your foggy landscapes. Your weddings are really nice as well, you capture a lot of natural, sweet moments.

It is clear from the number of comments on your work that you have been an involved member of photo.net, one that I hope to learn more from.

I'd love to see more of your work!

Tilihoi Cristian , April 24, 2007; 02:59 P.M.

Really...

great places to go... Congratulation, Chris

Nedine O'Brien , May 20, 2007; 05:42 P.M.

Thank You!

Many thanks for your comment on my work. I've had a look through your portfolio, wow! You have some wonderful images. They are emotive and very pleasing to the eye. Also some of your portraiture harks back to the early years of photography in style and execution. I would imagine the couples who's wedding you photographed were very pleased with the final results. Keep up the good work.

Regards Nedine

Hasan Yildirim , May 31, 2007; 05:52 A.M.

Hi Jennifer

Beautiful portfolio.

Tasson Taintrongdee , June 03, 2007; 08:20 P.M.

your portfolio like a dreams come true. Great!

Adrian M , June 21, 2007; 06:59 A.M.

Hi Jennifer!

Great portofolio. You have great eye and I am shure that you can earn a lot of money doing photography. All the best and thank you for sharing.

Jarmila G , June 22, 2007; 07:58 P.M.

Jennifer,

I love your biography. It reads the same as mine would (if I would have written one). The story about Paulie, the homeless man is moving and many of us mentioned it when commented. The learning from the books is hard and as you say I prefer to practice in the fields, too. With such an extended family you have a lot of models on your hand. And about your portfolio: I love one particular photo - The glow before death. Wish you lovely summer. All the best, Jarmila.

Bernie Moore CT , June 28, 2007; 03:47 P.M.

Jennifer,I took a moment to comment on your clever wedding shot, and as often happens, I wandered to your portfolio to see if there was anything else. I am glad I did; spent some wonderful time perusing you gallery. You have much talent. I wish some of your earlier works were here that we might see the growth spanning the years. Good luck with your portrait aspirations; I'm sure you will do well. Regards, Bernie

Attilio Peschiera , July 02, 2007; 04:20 P.M.

Hi Jennifer!

Thanks for your comment on my photo, not only for the comment but because you gave me the opportunity to visit your portfolio ! WOW ! Is very nice! All your photos are very good, I like your photos! Congratulations!

Jenny Catron , July 05, 2007; 08:42 A.M.

Thanks guys,

In response to your comments, I will be adding some of my older work back to the portfolio. A picture of Paulie is on the site, so I hope you visit the photograph to see the man that was involved in the turning point in my life. I wish you all the best, and hope that each of you experiences your dreams coming true. Jennifer

jose garcia , July 09, 2007; 09:21 P.M.

Elegance

Hello Jennifer , I was looking at your portfolio which has an overall theme of understated elegance . It also illustrates the important things in your life and gives the viewer a sense of peace and perhaps grounding . Congratulations on your very beautiful work and in the pursuit of your unique vision .

Best Regards

Jose

John Bradley , July 10, 2007; 08:34 P.M.

Thank you for your comments Jennifer. Kind Regards John Bradley

Janelli Ramiscal , July 10, 2007; 08:38 P.M.

Hello

Thanks for commenting on this photo http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6181657 I appreciate your kind words. Anyways, you got a nice porfolio. I love those trees during fall.

Regards -Jane

Zack Jones , July 10, 2007; 09:49 P.M.

Very Nice

Jennifer,

You have a very nice portfolio. I really like your candid wedding shots. Keep the great photographs coming!

chocolate jack , July 12, 2007; 09:11 A.M.

nice work

Mandar Kulkarni , July 16, 2007; 08:49 P.M.

Beautiful!

Simply stunning!!! Very artistic portfolio. Thanks a ton for your critique and suggestion... I appreciate your time and effort!! Once again, a great job!!!

Raymond Banfield , July 20, 2007; 11:17 A.M.

Jennifer, what a fantastic folio! You are really great at portraits and loved your weddings. My daughter is also a wedding photographer and I e-mailed her about your wonderful wedding captures. Thanks for taking the time to comment on "Blue Self Portrait". I'm still experimenting and comments good or bad are always appreciated..RAY

Raymond Banfield , July 20, 2007; 11:38 A.M.

Jennifer, If you could take the time to check out the "Yeni" folder in my folio and let me know what you think. I'd really value your input based on what I saw and read on your site. Sorry I missed the homeless section!..RAY

Clecio Lira , July 26, 2007; 04:12 P.M.

Thank you Jennifer

Thank you baby for your comment on my picture. You have a great portfolio Big hug

Clecio

Jef Van den Houte , July 30, 2007; 09:29 A.M.

Jennifer

Trough your comment on my latest posting. I came to your portfolio. A strong one, full of beautifull images. You have some great portraits, but my absolute preferences are your 'impressionistic images' (last part of Places to go)

Leslie Collins , August 08, 2007; 11:04 P.M.

Jennifer

You may be right, I actually played with this in PS in order to achieve a lighter all around image/feeling. Perhaps in an attempt to achieve a particular quality, I sacrificed the depth of the image. Will consider your criticism and perhaps resubmit. Thanks. Nice and diverse portfolio you have.

Brian Carter , August 10, 2007; 07:29 P.M.

Hello Jennifer. Your portfolio is overwhelming. What range. Congratulations. 2 years ago you asked me about my 'quadraglyphs'. I have posted an explanation under quad535 in that group. I'll be back to see what styles I need to ask you about. Thanks.

philip hall , August 20, 2007; 01:42 P.M.

What a stunning portfolio.....superb

Frank Gaffney , August 21, 2007; 11:00 A.M.

Dia dhuit Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to comment on one of my photos....I'm glad you liked it because if you didn't, boy would I be in trouble!!! I mean any woman who can stand up to such heavyweight criticism makes me tremble in my little cotton socks!!! Sure, me index finger is nearly banjaxed scrolling down to the bottom of what must the longest list of critiques on the planet. Great stuff girl! Anyroads, I for one am thrilled that I have come across your portfolio...you seem to have come a long way down the path of photography and I'm sure you will go a lot further in the future. I find the vast majority of your images are excellent but there are a few that don't greatly inpire me, and I'm sure you know yourself which ones they are, but what the hell, wouldn't life be boring if every time we took a photo we got it exactly bang on! We all have to develope and improve. Just out of pure mischief I clicked on a random critiquers portfolio (no names no scandal) and honest to goodness it was a classic case of 'people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'. IMHO, as they say. KEEP SNAPPIN'!! SLAN.....FRANK.

Terry Gilroy , August 22, 2007; 03:55 P.M.

You have now gained another admirer! Great photos, I like the autumnal shots the best. Regards

Jenny Catron , August 22, 2007; 06:23 P.M.

Hi Frank, they're all my babies

As you say, some of my shots aren't your cup of tea, and I must say that everyone has their likes and dislikes. As for me knowing which ones you don't feel are worth the space they take up, I love them all. Like children, they each have their strengths and weaknesses, but each of them hold a piece of my heart, because they each come from my heart. There are some shots who lack focus, or the composition is too simple or too complex, and although many of those I scoff at, I can't honestly say that I like deleting any of them. As for people throwing stones in glass houses, we mustn't think of criticism as stones, but instead feedback that pushes us to grow and become better artists. Had it not been for the harsh criticism, and the kind yet harsh feedback on my work over the years I would never have improved. This is my classroom, and although tough teachers are hard to take, they are usually the ones that make us better at what we do, and in the long run better people. My feedback on here is usually from the heart, from my gut instinct of what "I" like and even though that may mean nothing to the artist, it is in fact one perspective. If we all took our responsibility on the site seriously and offered our heart felt opinions on other people's work, we would all be artistic geniuses in ten years. I grow by telling others how I feel about their work, which tells my inner soul what kinds of things I like and what kinds of things I don't like. Be brave, be fearless and speak from the heart.

Andrea Ronchini , August 23, 2007; 08:34 P.M.

It compliments for your pocketbook, sone of the ecelenti photographies

Eduardo Agustin Carrasco , August 24, 2007; 11:11 A.M.

hola

hola Jennifer, wonderful portfolio, congratulations.

Eduardo

David Vorland , August 24, 2007; 08:07 P.M.

Good to see you're still making photographs with you usual energy and creative abandon. You were one of the first to notice my work here several years ago. And although I didn't always agree with your opinions, I've always respected them. Many times you were exactly right. Onward and upward!

Raymond Elstad , August 25, 2007; 06:21 P.M.

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for the kind words about my work. I've been looking through your portfolio and I must say that for a self proclaimed autodidact you have an amazing eye, a natural it seems. Also after reading your bio I commend you for your charitable works... Bravo! Raymond

shelly loyd , August 26, 2007; 09:21 A.M.

Hi Jen,

I think you have a great portfolio, and keep up the great work! I'm new at this and as time goes on I learn more as well, people have to understand there are beginning work as well on the individual sites, not all was done as pro. But great work girl!!

Stan Straightman , August 27, 2007; 09:05 A.M.

Great Portfolio! I love the Photojournalistic Wedding Shots!

Paul Turton , August 27, 2007; 10:02 A.M.

Jennifer, thanks for sharing such a creative and enjoyable gallery.

Gail O'Keefe , August 27, 2007; 08:31 P.M.

Jennifer,

Thanks for your comment on my photo. You have an extensive beautiful portfolio. Thanks for sharing.

Gail

Paul Duffy , September 02, 2007; 01:08 P.M.

Very real

All your images put us im the moment. I dabble in photography, as well as homeless advocacy. Your portrait of Paulie is just that a portrait. Instead of the thousands of shots of people passed out under a bench, you show a person. Someone we want to know more about. Wonderful work in all your images, and give our best to Paulie.

Jen Pedler , September 02, 2007; 05:58 P.M.

Hi Jennifer, I just came across your fascinating portfolio and just wanted to say that your photos and your write-up have inspired me.
I'm self taught too and, like you, keep thinking I'll find time to take a class. Meanwhile, I'm learning a lot here. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Jen

Miguel Pappan , September 10, 2007; 12:05 P.M.

Cool

You have a great portfolio.....thanks for giving a comment to one of my pics...

Saludos

Miguel

Tibor Almasy , September 27, 2007; 08:39 P.M.

Wonderful portfolio Jennifer, I had a good look through all your photos. I especially love your peaceful landscapes and the way you work with b&w. Keep up the good work, best regrds

Shay Browning , September 28, 2007; 02:15 A.M.

Hi Jennifer, Just looking over your portfolio and you have a lot of good stuff here. I must say my favorite area is in the landscapes, not to say your other stuff isn't good, it's just taking me a long time to go through it all and you have a lot of photographs. Well till next time! Shay.

Ben Broersen , October 01, 2007; 03:23 P.M.

Came across one of your comments and decided to have a look at your own portfolio. Impressive piece of work, you surely have improved a lot since last time I visited your portfolio.

Madara Repse , October 01, 2007; 08:45 P.M.

Jennifer, thank you for the nice comment:) I looked at your portfolio- wonderful! Especially fall shots- I love them! I can ever feel how smells the air on fall:)

Maurizio Moro , October 11, 2007; 07:24 A.M.

...from Italy!!!

Dear Jennifer, I have found your...presence in PN, for the first time, after your compliments on my...Ilaria...- I'm a very curious person, especially about photographers women, because I think we men have a lot to learn from you women, especially in the field of art, for too many years property of men. And I think also that a good collaboration between man and woman in the art can really be useful for a better knowledge, in reciprocal manner, about our interior world, we can say of man and woman SOUL!...and this is a very important thing, because man and woman must know own inerior parts of the opposite sex. I have seen your portfolio, biography and portrait and I thik you are a very nice person: I have appreciated a lot the exposition of your biography and...like you look for the wold and life through your images!...Ciao Jennifer, Maurizio.

Tim Keller , November 02, 2007; 04:16 P.M.

Are we there yet?

Wow, getting to the bottom of your portfolio window is like taking a long road trip. I was ready to look for a gas station! So many great shots, and more comments than I've seen anywhere else yet. I was immediately drawn to the beach shots (especially "Beached") but I also find many of your portraits to be special. You're the closest I've found to me geographically, as yet...only 240 miles! I like your bio. I, too, enjoy writing, and I've faced that question, "Oh, Me an artist?"; I even wrote a long memoir piece about it. I've marked your work for frequent return trips. I hope you'll add a photo of a gas station about halfway through. Thanks, Jennifer.

Kenneth Fugate , November 25, 2007; 07:01 A.M.

Hello Friend!

Well here it is another year is passing away and we are coming into the holidays. I think time starts to go faster as we get older, it was just yesterday I wished my friends Happy Holidays and here it is again the end of a year. The holiday lights are starting to be put on some of the trees here in Dallas, we were out last night and some were lighting the trees. I wish for you all a holiday season with family and friends, after all is said and done all we have is each other.

I want all of you to know just what your comments and ratings on my work means to me, your words are my motivation, my drive to discover, to learn this art that we all love, thank you for taking time and thank you for caring about my works. At the same time thank you for letting us see your world, our lives are so much the same, we all care about our families and friends and we all share the same things, maybe someday our photos will help make for a lasting world peace. May you and your family be blessed this season.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting

Ken

Chung Lee , December 10, 2007; 11:05 A.M.

Thank you

Jennifer, thanks for your comment on one of my images. You have a wonderful portfolio with great images. Love your b/w presentation of events. Tell great stories.

Frank Gaffney , December 18, 2007; 10:31 A.M.

Have a good one!

Dia dhuit Jennifer, I just popped over to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and New Year. "Nollaig shona dhuit"....SLAN....FRANK.

Tolo Duran , December 23, 2007; 03:42 P.M.

Hello,Jennifer!

Una extensa galeria,con una gran variedad y calidad en todos los temas,con excelentes composiciones, sensacionalmente editadas.Felicidades.

Thank you for your time and comments.Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family.

Cordial greetings -Tolo.

Ilze Lucero , February 08, 2008; 01:59 P.M.

VERY NICELY DONE

Dimi Lazhov , March 19, 2008; 02:15 P.M.

You got a very impressive portfolio! Thanks for your kind comments too... -- DL

Antonio Da Re , March 19, 2008; 06:15 P.M.


Dear Jennifer, you can give me an example of the rule of thirds about this photo? Many thanks for your time. Antonio

Tony Quinlan , March 22, 2008; 08:13 P.M.

Very impressive portfolio, Jennifer!

Jenny Catron , March 31, 2008; 08:09 A.M.

Hi Antonio, in the rule of thirds, you would place the bloom on one of the corners of the photograph, so that it takes up the first or last third on each side of the shot. It allows the viewers eye to start on one side and gaze into the bloom, instead of a bullseye fashion. with a bullseye composition, the eye goes right to the middle and never sees the entire frame, just the bloom. Even better are to put some type of lines in the composition that lead the eye into the bloom. Hope that helps.

Bartosz Modrzejewski , April 01, 2008; 07:37 P.M.

Jennifer

Hi Jenny thank so much for comment on my shots I'm only one year in photography so it looks t will be a long journey witch I'll be enjoying. I'v seen your portfolio and is amazing landscape the colors and light so nice. There is no much light and colors in Ireland :)

Best Regards Bart

mark perez , April 07, 2008; 10:25 P.M.

thanks for the comment on my picture

Tatjana Adizes , April 08, 2008; 07:11 P.M.

Hi!

You have excellent photos in your portfolio. Bravo! Thank you for your coment on one of my photos. Best regars to you!!!

a.adrian. s , April 09, 2008; 05:18 A.M.

Response

Hi Jennifer, you posted a critique of one of my shots yesterday and i must say this gave me the opportunity to visit your page and i'm quite impressed of your work. I am far from being a pro, photography is a hobby, a passion for me. Now, regarding the window picture you were so kind to "critique", i appreciate your advice and challenge, but you see, i'm not a big fan of alterations and my pictures were taken in various places i traveled and they are such as. Another point of view is that it was my intention to make it lifeless, b&w, cold place because that was my state of mind at that time and in my opinion thats art also, it should express my feelings. That being said i thank you for posting and i hope you do post more advices and critiques. Thank you.

a.adrian.s

Richard ten Brinke , April 09, 2008; 10:51 A.M.

Hello Jennifer

Thanks to critique a picture of me. You have a nice portfolio also. I can learn a lot of you from the portrets.

Great work.

Richard

Jeffrey Lee , April 09, 2008; 11:44 A.M.

Jennifer

I would tend to agree with your idea , however i also disagree with some of the ratings issued to some images , for some one to rate a 3-3 thats supoosed to be BELOW Average , For both astetics and orginality, take a look through my rated photos and best of look at the amount of 3-3s and the image rated that way ,,..seems a little inaccurate to me ...Id be interested in your ideas regarding this ,.. Regards ,Jeff

Roy Ragsdill , April 09, 2008; 03:55 P.M.

Jennifer, pat on the back for encouraging more true participation. I can see from your portfolio you have not lost your sense of wonder at the world. You have many wonderful images. Thaks for sharing them. I am sometimes disappointed that others do not share my enthusiasm for one of my pics and it would help to know why, but I can live with it. Its a good thing we all do not see alike. - Roy

Johanna Da Cruz , April 09, 2008; 04:00 P.M.

Hi there Jennifer, Your comments on my photos brought me to your portfolio and Wow what a pleasure and Great Trip I had. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us all. Lovely work and keep it up Young Lady....Warmest Regards from johanna in SouthAfrica

Johanna Mantere , April 09, 2008; 05:23 P.M.

Hi Jennifer, you asked for critique so i'm going to be honest and i'm sure you'll understand.

Firstly i want to ask some questions: do you want to create art or capture some events and things randomly? I have to say that i can't really say. I woulnd't say this is art - art is something that has been considered and planned carefully and with a good taste..but shots in your portfolio seem more like snapshots of very ordinary, classic subjects (weddings, family gatherings, portraits with ordinary positions). And some of the effects are very clumsy..Do you want to move the person who views your shot? I guess you do..so i suggest that you concentrate on what You want to say and start to seek your own style, own way - with careful thinking and planning. Right now it seems like you have some kind of ordinary picture in your head about what a photographer does. But if you want to improve yourself you have to find your own way. With this i don't mean that you should just stop thinking about cropping etc. - these are basic things that you have to learn first, before trying to find own style. Own style isn't taking any kind of shots without thinking at all. It's that you think what You want to say. What's your message, what's your point in taking shots? So..these are the things i suggest you think after you've learned something more about lightning and cropping etc. I have one tip about cropping: less is always better that much. It means that all the things that are not necessary should be removed from the shot - or maybe blurred in the backround so that the main thing in the shot is clear. I'm not perfect - i'm not even near to perfect. But i've learned some things that i want to share - especially because you asked. I'm sure you'll learn to be a good photographer if you just want to and learn some basic things and find your own way.

Eliete dos Santos Teixeira , April 09, 2008; 09:08 P.M.

Hi Jennifer,

I saw your comment at someone elses portfolio and I came here to share with you what I think about it. Obviously I agree that critics are better than a 7/7 rate. But real critics are hard to find. I mean, I think that I'm not able to do a good critic because what I know about the fotograph concepts is too basic, I've just read about it and I am trying to practice on my shots. Anyway, I think that your asking it will be very helpful here at PN, and maybe we get more critics from now on. Best regards.

Liz Weisiger , April 09, 2008; 09:23 P.M.

Jennifer, first: you got me. I always enjoy your postings of weddings. I love seeing what people look like and how they stage their event. But, rarely do I say so. I get what you are asking of the PN contributers. I think you are right on the money; people don't do enough to serve the site - or even to serve themselves.

Thank you for the time you put in to encourage everyone to try harder. I'm with you.

liz

Lawrence Paiken , April 09, 2008; 11:12 P.M.

Great shots, Jennifer. Please let me know if you have any luck with appealing to the community to do more commenting, as I have given up trying. Thanks, Lawrence

Ahmet Gurses , April 10, 2008; 01:09 A.M.

Hi JENNIFER.

... GOOD Portfolio...

Thanks for commenting on my work.

LezLee Victoriah Bushfield , April 10, 2008; 06:19 P.M.

Wow!

Your photographs are some of the best I've seen on here.... Thank you so much for taking time to comment on my developing portfolio - the "Bubbles" photos. I am learning so much from comments and suggestions on here. Visit me anytime. I'll certainly be back here!

J Kilgo , April 10, 2008; 10:13 P.M.

I've learned that training is not a substitute for talent and artistic vision. I studied photography in college and while I developed a good technical ability in school, I never felt I had a great eye for composition and the artistic elements of photography. My way around this has always been to take lots of pictures...and over the years I developed a style that feels right for me and represents how I see life...or how I would like to see life depending on the subject. Your work has this same feel to me and I enjoy viewing the images in your portfolio. I agree with some of your posting comments that critiques help us grow and definitely draw others to our work. One of my favorite things about Photo.net is seeing what others think is good...by the way you picked some nice images. My favorite discipline is portraiture and you have some nice portraits. Thanks for sharing.

Igor Collard , April 11, 2008; 04:15 P.M.

dear Jennifer,

thank you very much for your feedback! It's always great to recive some practical advices from experienced professionalls in photo community here. And specially T really appretiate when someone takes time to rate and critique a photo of mine like You did here, and also gives some practicall advices. My photographic experience is a beginner's one (as you can see) and here in PN I'm a fresh member, so I'll try to do help you and "spread the word " as U say, and to make this site what you say it used to be. Kindest regards from me here * Igor* Btw. you have an amazing portfolio here; weddings are reall nice, places to go as well, but protraits - either in single photos section, the portraits or family pics section - are just amazing! My favourite 1 is of course "Paulie"- great photo!

Madhushree Basu , April 11, 2008; 04:24 P.M.

all the portraits, in particular the wedding portraits and the maternity photos are beyond criticism....perfect mood in almost each of them...very original too.

Tim Reaves , April 12, 2008; 08:46 A.M.

Nice work Jennifer, I really like the portraits. Thanks for taking the time to comment on one of my photos.....keep up the good work!!

Mike Smyth , April 12, 2008; 03:27 P.M.

Thanks

Thanks for the comment, love your portfolio, really like Places to go, keep up the enchanting work

Jim Brandano , April 13, 2008; 05:17 P.M.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your nice comment. I really enjoyed your portfolio especially the weddings.

Ryan Joyce , April 13, 2008; 11:37 P.M.

Thanks for your comment!

All your photos are wonderful, I especially liked some of the more abstract wedding photos. They take a different viewpoint than what you'd traditionally expect.

Geoff Stenhouse , April 15, 2008; 03:58 P.M.

?????

I know photography is very subjective, we each have our own opinions? I can take criticism. I, like everyone here has something to learn but I'm afraid to disagree with your critique, you are way off the mark! The catchlight is important, I'm fully aware of that but what about the detail, skin tone, exposure and the absolutely gorgeous smile and expression on the girls face? As I said about the first comment made, why the guy would think the girl looks 'nervous is beyond me????

chelsea walker , April 15, 2008; 05:23 P.M.

Thank you! I would not have noticed that if you had not pointed it out. I have a new camera now that allows me to do just that... I will have to try it sometime :)

Maria Paula Langer , April 15, 2008; 05:28 P.M.

Your critics are not constructive at all

Jennifer first of all let me apologize for my English. Anyway I will try to express myself.

I?ve received many comments and this is the first time that I don?t like one. What you said about my picture is not like that. My model is a professional model and she knows what to do in front of a camera. Believe me. I know what I want too. The expression in that picture is just one of a serie of many expressions. We wanted this expression here.

In your comment you said: your blood get warm? maybe that happen to you. Never happen to me.

I am sorry but I completely disagree with you. But it is OK. I can accept any critic, but I don?t accept if you said that: I laugh when I see shots like this? I think this forum is not to make fun of others. It is to be constructive and you are not. I am sorry for you. Regards, Paula

Friedhofjäger - , April 15, 2008; 08:05 P.M.

Jennifer, thank you for your comment on my photo "wann". Yes, it is a real place- an old cementary in Berlin. best regards Joergen

Felix C. , April 15, 2008; 08:45 P.M.

Jennifer, Thank You for the compliment on my photo. Frustration is when you plan for the shot that someone else messes up. I was at Indy 500 one year when the last laps were counting down. I was seated on the start finish line when Rick Mears and Gorden Johncock were neck and neck down the front straight, at the very moment they crossed the finsh line the guy in front of me waives a folded up news paper back and forth right smack in front of me. For 499 miles this guy was to drunk to even see the race!!!!!!!! Regards Felix

Sumon Mukherjee , April 16, 2008; 02:33 A.M.

Thanks for your critique on my photo. I'll try to improve, following your advice. Your portfolio is full of expressive and well-composed photos. Expecting more from you. Best regards.

Jenny Catron , April 16, 2008; 07:11 A.M.

Thanks guys for responding to my comments

Ive been a member of PN forever, and for about a year Ive been doing wedding photography which keeps me extremely busy thank goodness. Anyway, I hadn't had much time to be active, whether it was submitting or critiquing, I just hadn't been on in a while. When I came back I was surprised that most photographs only recieve about five or six ratings, and that's in a two to three day span, it used to take just a few hours to reach the ten critiques and ratings, and if it was really good it was sent to the top photos, and could receive like fifty ratings. Im not sure what they've changed, but it seems less active. Felix, that would have really been hard to be at a race that long waiting for the perfect shot, and then not being able to get it. I always feel like there is a reason for everything that happens, but when something like that happens it leaves you at a loss as to the why. Good luck guys with your endeavors, and I hope to see you around, hope to see your work growing, and wishing you many blessings.

Bogdan Goia , April 17, 2008; 09:19 A.M.

Thank you

Thank you for the comment :D, and I wish you good light were ever you go!

Craig Unger , April 19, 2008; 07:53 A.M.

Jennifer

I'm pleased that you have a successful business, and particularly that you seem to have a good heart, offering elite services to those who could not otherwise afford them. I'm not intending to be vindictive when I say I'm not particularly impressed with your work - I'll leave it at that. I will note that your criticism regarding "harsh light " is somewhat ironic - some of your photos are frankly over-exposed, and you might consider a direct flsh to abolish shadowing under the eyes and lips...it's a technique, though I've never used it as I avoid shooting in direct sunlight. We have different visions, and differing aesthetics. You're a commercial photographer, while I'm trying to acheive a more "painterly" style.

I'm twenty years your senior, and have been involved in photography since I was a teen. All of us continue to learn and grow in the art. But slamming a study rather arbitrarily doesn't help foster a community spirit, nor mutual growth.

I wish you the best. C. Unger, M.D.

Birte Ragland , May 01, 2008; 07:41 P.M.

I just read your comment on how PN has changed.I don,t think it will ever come back as it used to be,hence why so many good photographers have left the site.It helped me a lot and its sad its come to this state.

Jenny Catron , May 23, 2008; 06:21 P.M.

Hi John,

Im not sure where you are getting my voting record from, but I have been a patron for years, and have probably voted over 10,000 times. Out of 10,000 photographs, please tell me that you would never see a 1 or a 2? Get real, the rest of the world is.

Jenny Catron , May 23, 2008; 06:24 P.M.

Actually,

It's over 35,000.

iMAGO aQUA , June 07, 2008; 06:03 P.M.

Jennifer, thanks for your coment and rate.

I love your sites ive been photos. Very romantic light.

Best regards from Galicia (Spain)

Christal Steele , June 09, 2008; 11:08 P.M.

Jennifer

I read the comment you made on 'Fading Light' by Drew Wright. This was an exceptionally well-constructed comment, and I just wanted to thank you for giving so much of your expertise to others. I try, but I have a problem.......of course I'll have an opinion (either positive, negative, or neutral) of a photo, but I'm not so great at defining specifically WHAT it is about the photo I like/don't like. And I guess I'm not experienced enough yet to be throwing out comments when I don't know what I'm talking about! :) So anyway, please feel free to look at my portfolio any time!! As for your work, I'm very impressed. While you do everything well, I think you have a particular knack for portraiture. You seem to have a rapport with your subjects, which allows them to look at ease and natural.....a real gift. Keep up the great work!

Francisco Ribeiro do Vale , June 20, 2008; 04:24 P.M.

Hi Jennifer

Your portifolio is wonderful. Beautiful weddings shoots. Congrats. Thanks for your comments on my last posting (passion flower and bugs). Regards, Chico do Vale.

Kimberley Roberts , June 23, 2008; 04:14 P.M.

Thanks

Thanks for the comment on my Not Interested picture. The model is actually sat on the chair x

Curtis Savard , July 07, 2008; 09:27 P.M.

Jennifer,

Thank you to you and your daughter for the kind words, they are most appreciated.

Juan Guerrero , July 15, 2008; 07:51 P.M.

maybe you have reason

Jennifer, it is possible that what you say about my picture is true. the person who appears is me and when i saw it this night i found some things i have never see in me. anyway, i amaze that... what comment have i added to the image? well your critiques will be allways welcome in CIGARRILLOspace. thanks for your time and the aproach you gave me; a picture can allways be better!!! it is like Love... ciao!

Juan Guerrero , July 15, 2008; 08:24 P.M.

Dear Jennifer

after reading your critique i supossed you were a serious photographer but when i saw your portfolio it was like.. ow my god, wifes from america, what an amazing thing! and this colours you use in some shots and this dessaturate self-smiling-portrait you have and all this stuff is like... i understand there are no words for this, words are too much expensive. But then i thought; it should be something under all this... and finally i discovered it! i read in the comments in your space that you have a great serie about homeless people (amazing theme, really) that seems to be excellent. i know you prefair to show new work but, as you talk about those full-meaning pictures... please, still sharing them with PN users, i think your portfolio does not make justice with your watching. hope you think seriously about this. ciao!

Jenny Catron , July 17, 2008; 05:41 P.M.

Hi Juan,

I have a hard time understanding your comment as your english is quite poor. I think I got the part that you want me to put up my series on the homeless, and in fact Paulie I think is still up on my site. ( the man responsible for starting my career in photography... a homeless man.) I no longer have any of the images from my days on the streets. They were all donated to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Sorry. As for your other comments, I think you didn't like my recent work but it was hard to tell. Im a wedding photographer now, and I do think that is serious work, and to be honest people seem to like it much more than they did my homeless work.

Juan De Santa Anna , July 22, 2008; 12:31 A.M.

Hi Jennifer...This is another Juan...I think what he was trying to say is...That we are overwhelmed with the beauty of your art...I think when a person is speechless...and they try and talk...well I think you know what I mean.

I have always said...women have the better eye when it comes to shooting weddings...I know that could be construed as a sexist comment....but you prove my point with your portfolio.. You ask for honesty...you get it from me...You rock...what ever you charge for a wedding...it's not enough!

Oh... and it's not just your wedding work that rocks...! I'll be back... Juan

Andre Dufour , July 27, 2008; 07:06 P.M.

Hello

Thank you so much for such a nice and interesting comment on my bird picture! You made my day. I'm also very happy to discover your great portfolio. I will come back to it often!

Andre

Stephanie Luke , July 28, 2008; 12:37 P.M.

I can only echo the praise from so many others here on PN. A lovely and thoughtful portfolio. Thank for commenting on my waterfall picture, because it led me to you.

Marios Lefteriotis , August 02, 2008; 02:40 A.M.

Show us what do you mean

Dear Jennifer

Please come back to my "Darkness" photo http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=7627306 and give us your processing on the initial photo of Darkness, in order to clear up what exactly you mean by "heavy or less processing".

I am going, shortly, to visit and review in detail your interesting portfolio.

Marios

Jenny Catron , August 04, 2008; 07:53 A.M.

Thanks guys.

You know you are putting me at risk of my head growing too large, and never being able to leave my house again right???. Just kidding.....sort of. Thanks for all the kind words, and wishes of beautiful photographs in your future.

Ginni Tuggle , August 07, 2008; 07:42 A.M.

Jennifer,

I was impressed with your bio and how you got started in photography. I am even more impressed with your portfolio. Great creative stuff and I love what you've managed to capture with your wedding photos. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Regards, Ginni

Steve Smith , August 11, 2008; 07:19 A.M.

Jennifer

this is just one outstanding portfolio and it is hard to pick a favourite image.

Wonderful work.

Steve

Meir Samel , August 13, 2008; 12:36 A.M.

Excellent work, beautiful folio, here and on your personal page. I recognize your face so I know I have been here before.

Leanna Weber , August 23, 2008; 01:35 A.M.

INSPIRATION

I'm off to another wedding tomorrow so I had to stop by for some Jennifer Catron inspiration. :O)

Please never stop. :O) Hugs, Leanna

Mike Middleton , September 14, 2008; 09:20 P.M.

great portfolio jennifer, very interesting...the diversity is incredible...thank you for your input on my recent posting...regards, mike

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , October 05, 2008; 04:49 A.M.

Hi,

A very nice portfolio, great colors, congratulations !

Trish Sturrock , December 01, 2008; 04:45 A.M.

Question

I came to your site from a very interesting comment you made on someone else's...about how you rate a photograph. I have looked at your work and it is stunning, really. I love the candid photos that you captured the most. I was wondering if you, when you have time, could check out my photos and let me know what you think...I am just starting out and would like some guidance...do I have a good eye or not really. Thank you and take care, Trish

Tolo Duran , December 21, 2008; 07:05 P.M.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 2009

Gracias por haberte cruzado en mi camino y haber hecho un alto para darme tu apoyo,dedicandome un poco de tu tiempo. Que en estas fechas de paz y amor se hagan realidad tus mejores deseos. Te deseo de corazon para ti y los tuyos,una feliz Navidad y prospero 2009. Recibe un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.  

 

Amanda Willard , January 20, 2009; 07:18 P.M.

Hello

I just wanted to comment on your profile to say a few things. I am completely new at photography but since i was a little girl i have always had a camera in my hand, even if it was "one of thoes throw away ones" as you said to someone who commented on your page. I don't know much about how to take pictures and until recently i didnt not have an actual camera of my own. After reading the comments you leave on other's pictures and profiles, your photos mean nothing to me. They may be beautiful and worth millions but its the artist that makes the difference. Ya we all dont get 100% perfect photos on every shot, but that doesnt mean that you have to talk to people as if they are lower then you because i feel that is wrong. You act as if it is your sole job to make sure everyone has good exposures or they shouldnt be on this site. From reading some comments left for you, it seems that i am not the only one with this kind of thinking. Maybe you should lighten up a bit as im sure you would have liked it if people did that for you when you were a new photographer. There is a difference between a critique and a rude comment. My advice.... figure out the difference... then comment on other profiles.

And just as another FYI.... rating and giving critiques is my favoirite thing to do on PN, so you dont have to think that NO ONE likes doing it and just wants to get their photos rated.

Amanda Willard , February 15, 2009; 12:22 A.M.

Jennifer- I understand exactly what you are talking about and i have bettered myself from the comments and critiques i have received on this site. I find your work inspiring and amazing but yes i did find a comment left by you on nother persons page that i thought was rather crude and i felt it was uncalled for. I understand that in order to get further people need to take the harsh comments on their photos and better themselves by them but there is also a line. A line that crosses over into making fun of some one for their work.l. Im not crying so there are no tears to wipe away, im not a baby, and i am learning a ton from this site and the people on it and i appreciate it all whole-heartedly. Dont take my comment to much to heart because im just trying to be honest, not mean.

Amanda Willard , February 15, 2009; 12:23 A.M.

And another thing... thank you for the comment you left on my 'Style' photo. It does mean a lot to me coming from some one as experienced as you.

Jenny Catron , February 15, 2009; 03:52 P.M.

You see Amanda,

If Im not brutally honest with everyone, whether it's composition, or tones, or colors, or even something as simple as focus, then my words mean nothing. If I try to dolly up all the talk just to give someone nice strokes, then when I do see something amazingly beautiful that takes even the best of the bests breath away, my compliment means nothing. It doesn't matter how great of an artist someone is, if what comes out of their mouth is just word service to make friends then there is no use for him on this site, because his critiques, his words mean nothing to anyone.

Chung Lee , February 16, 2009; 02:01 A.M.

Thank you

Jennifer, thank you for your kind words on my image. You have a lovely portfolio, full of amazing pictures. Very lively and happy wedding pictures. Great work.

Marc Ward , February 17, 2009; 09:10 P.M.

Jennifer,

Thanks for your comments on my image... It brought me here. Your wedding images are great. They capture what is supposed to be captured. Bravo! I wish you good luck, Regards, Marc

Roxana Chiru , March 24, 2009; 02:29 P.M.

A hard work made a very nice portfolio and great colors, congratulations ! Roxana.

Richard Deng , June 06, 2009; 10:23 P.M.

I have done a handful of weddings in my time, mostly for friends and school mates. And one thing I have learned is that one has to have a knack for it and this you certainly have in spades.

José R. Frontado , July 31, 2009; 10:11 P.M.

Hola Jennifer: you have a special talent for capturing marriage scenes. Your images are a mixture of romance, joy and hope. A great tribute to a great creation of God: marriage. Forgive my poor English, I used a translator. My compliments.

Tolo Duran , December 24, 2009; 09:59 A.M.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 2010

Un año mas en estas fechas tan especiales quiero desearte lo mejor para ti tus seres queridos, esperando que tus mejores deseos se hagan realidad. Gracias por tan bellos instantes que a traves de tus fotografias has compartido con todos nosotros y gracias por tu apoyo y tu tiempo.

Feliz Navidad y prospero 2010.

Un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.

Siamak Jafari , June 23, 2010; 02:49 P.M.

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compliments.

Tolo Duran , December 31, 2010; 02:32 P.M.

Querido Amigo. Te deseo que pases una muy feliz Navidad en compañia de tus seres queridos y que el nuevo año que esta a punto de comenzar sea mejor que el anterior y puedas ver cumplidos tus mejores deseos.

Un afectuoso abrazo -Tolo Duran

Edward Albietz , January 28, 2011; 12:28 P.M.

Expression

Beautiful how you capture the expression of all the poeple you shoot, amazing port

Edward

Apurva Madia , July 26, 2011; 06:17 A.M.

Naveen

Naveen- the entire Naveen folder is just fabulous!

Garry Barker , July 26, 2011; 02:12 P.M.

Jennifer,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on my farm photo. You have a great portfolio filled with wonderful wedding shots. I admire someone who can do wedding photography because there is so much responsibility involved with the work. Best wishes.

Jenny Catron , July 30, 2011; 07:08 A.M.

Thanks Apurva

Each of the couples that I photograph weddings for, gets the first baby photographs for free. I usually go to the hospital the day after the baby is born, but this was a preemie so we shot him the day he came home from the hospital in the nursery. Tons of fun.

Lester A. Garcia , July 31, 2011; 07:02 A.M.

Jennifer,

Thank you for your recent comments to my images. I highly appreciate them.

I have browsed through your images every now and then and I have picked up some tips and thanks for that. It's a gallery to learn from too.

Best regards! - Lester

Tolo Duran , December 26, 2011; 03:08 P.M.

Felicidades

Querida amiga. Un año más en estas fechas tan entrañables quiero desearte una feliz Navidad a ti y a tus seres queridos, así como un año próximo lleno de inspiración, paz, amor, felicidad y puedas  ver como tus mejores deseos se hacen realidad.

Un fuerte abrazo - Tolo

 

Silvio Perez , February 26, 2012; 04:11 P.M.

Beautiful Work

When we make a photograph, it is because we like it. But photographing a wedding is to capture a memorable moment for others, and that means a great responsibility. Your work is beautiful, no doubt those couples and their families will have a lasting memory. Congratulations!

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