wow, people at this site have become unwelcoming. I seriously doubt that the copying of this work to these forums was motivated by anything besides wanting to learn. If you don't want to help, that's fine, and while I agree that these techniques are cliched, who am I or who are we to be the judge. The OP wanted to learn something and a bunch of LL forum folks criticized the person's artistic taste and then suggested they were somehow stealing work that is presumed copyrighted. Without evidence to the contrary, I think we should assume an innocent and educational intent.
If I am taking sarcastic comments too seriously, you might consider the fact that a person who has been here for more than seven years didn't catch or appreciate the snark.
“If I am taking sarcastic comments too seriously, you might consider the fact that a person who has been here for more than seven years didn't catch or appreciate the snark.”
Time doesn’t always open the mind or the ears to all things; I should know: I’ve lost inches of hair from things flying right over the top of my head.
LuLa isn’t a sweetie farm, we don’t live in a chrysalis nor cocoon of cotton wool nor even one of milk and honey, and whether copying somebody else’s work to that extent falls within the remit of ‘fair use’ is a legalistic fine distinction concept that might save a few necks but still makes the hair on mine bristle. You may remember somebody else (?) on another part of the Forum doing exactly the same thing with another photographer’s work with rooms and furnishings; when challenged, he had the decency to remove the shots and refer to the original snapper’s site instead.
Regarding the images: they do, in my mind, represent much of the modern stuff that, to me, isn’t about photographic skills or ideas, but all about manipulation, and I think the less of that the better. Images shown here do nothing positive for me – I don’t at all like the ‘look’. But then, as a guy from the Dark Ages, I wouldn’t, unless I felt driven by a need to appear modern and soooo contemporary. You know, cutting edge, sharpest knife in the drawer, the dog's balls etc.
I also recognize that on an amateur photography site as this one surely is, it’s the technique things that are of great interest to many viewers who seek therein the Holy Grail of Creativity and, as an added benefit, instant fame.
Unfortunately, none of those things comes from reading about them, and by the time you catch someone else’s something novel, it’s already too late for you with that one.