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Karen_MWM

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..... What regrets will I have when I retire at the end of the year. I'm conscious that I want my portfolio to have ticked all the boxes and all photographic achievements accomplished.

Any suggestions?

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Jackass

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 24, 2012 8:12am

What you want to retire for? You're still in your prime

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Photoimager10

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 24, 2012 8:46am

+1

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Karen_MWM

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 24, 2012 8:47am

Thats sweet of you but I am on the downhill and want to retire while im on a high. Wont be long until im appraoching 40 you know !!

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barone

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 24, 2012 8:54am

Thank god you're stopping...it'll give the young uns a chance...

As for your folio, as seen here,....I reckon you've still not achieved your full potential.....Some nice work though.

Now put your feet up & get a bit of knitting done.

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Karen_MWM

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 24, 2012 9:03am

If I know the younguns, they have the chance and waste it..... regularly !

Would love some fashion style in my portfolio (Barone ???)
Not all of my work is on here just what ive done in the last 2 years. The commercial stuff is now locked away in the "once I looked like this" folder

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Photoimager10

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 24, 2012 9:37am

I just looked through your portfolio again and I still dont have a clue why you would be considering retiring. Age is irrelevant you look great!

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Karen_MWM

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 26, 2012 8:51am

Blush.

To be honest, the maintenance to keep this body fit for work is time consuming and ruins holidays (avoiding tan lines is a b*tch). I've been doing this to a high standard for so many years id like a break and to lay in the sun or go to a bbq without having to either cover up or be naked.
Although being naked is MY preference, it scares the kids
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Photoimager10

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 26, 2012 10:15am

Simple holiday in this country then you have no problem with tan lines and can still scare the kids at BBQs.

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HiStakesPhotography

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 26, 2012 10:42am

Karen,

add me to the list of retiring? what the hell for, yes i saw your response, but seriously you are far from "to old" Id work with you any time.

Yes tan lines can be a bugger but holiday somewhere where its not sunny....

All joking dont even consider it yet you are still in your prime.

Dave

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Constructive Criticism welcome but be constructive...

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Jackass

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 26, 2012 10:42am

You don't have to retire, you can ease back and be more selective in the work you do. Tanlines are easily dismissed with Photoshop, you could do with a few more pounds on you, and you still got a lot to offer.

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Karen_MWM

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 29, 2012 10:59am

Thanks guys, I really didnt expect this kind of feedback but its much appreciated. I will certainly consider hanging back a little and maybe working with a few..... and far between.
As for the suggestion of having my holidays in the UK, Im a patriot but not that much ;-0
x

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Colin_Ackerman

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 29, 2012 1:52pm

There is no way that you are 35

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Karen_MWM

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 30, 2012 1:55pm

Hi Norman. I have emailed you....

Colin: I am 35 for another 5 weeks and 4 days (just blessed). If you cut me open you could count the rings x

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cosh

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 30, 2012 2:51pm

madness

Why perpetuate the stupid main stream media agenda of youth and beauty when the truth is beauty has no age what so ever !

Keep doing what your doing, let yourself go and be proud of who you are and not who they want you to be

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graniteandgrace

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 30, 2012 3:38pm

I think you should delay the retirement and come down to Cornwall next spring

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martinrobinson

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RE: BEFORE I RETIRE.... Oct 31, 2012 4:34am

Well I think you look great too!
But if you are worried that you're losing it, have you ever considered modelling for artists?
No age limits there or worries about tan lines or wrinkles etc.

And if you would like to try it, I'll happily employ you in Spain (paid) - and offer your portfolio some TFCD pics in different locations too - ruined buildings, wasteland, great beaches, etc. whilst you'd get cheap holiday and chance to top up the tan etc...

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