A&P Composition of a great photograph, in percentages

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  1. Spurious

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    A great image is composed of many things, but some are clearly more important than others. In this thread you'll assign a percentage value (to equal %100 total) to each of the elements below.

    Camera Body
    Lens
    Skill (The photographer)
    Set (The model/location/subject/lighting)
    Luck
     
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    Photographer first
     
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    .1%
    .5%
    95%
    4%
    .4%
     
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    According to the people who come in to my store...

    Camera Body - 100%
    Lens - 100%
    Skill (The photographer) - The pictures dont take themselves?
    Set (The model/location/subject/lighting) - 0
    Luck - Luck = Money = 100%



    My own feelings

    Camera Body - 5%
    Lens - 10%
    Skill (The photographer) - 65%
    Set (The model/location/subject/lighting) 20%
    Luck - Meh..

    High quality lenses can and do make a difference and you cant tell me that a picture of a doorway can be as good as a picture of Mt Everest...Whatever it is, its got to be interesting. I think location and equipment are very important but not as important as knowing what to do with them.
     
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    300% :bowdown:

    [ ] > *
     
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    Camera Body 5%
    Lens 20%
    Skill (The photographer) 40%
    Set (The model/location/subject/lighting) 33%
    Luck 2%
     
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    This is 10 percent luck, 20 percent skill
    15 percent concentrated power of will
    5 percent pleasure, 50 percent pain
    And 100 percent reason to remember the name
     
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    Alllright Maya Angelou, catch a hangnail on your shutter finger or something?
     
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    0.00% Camera Body
    0.01% Lens
    40% Skill (The photographer)
    25% Set (The model/location/subject/lighting)
    34.99% Luck

    You can get great images from any camera/lens. Being in the right place at the right time with the right skill is all you need
     
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    5 Body
    10 Lens
    70 Skill
    10 Set
    5 Luck
     
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    Camera Body - 10%
    Lens - 15%
    Skill (The photographer and post processing abilities) - 40%
    Set (The model/location/subject/lighting) - 30%
    Luck - 5%
     
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    Camera Body - 1%
    Lens - 9%
    Skill (The photographer and post processing abilities) - 70%
    Set (The model/location/subject/lighting) - 15%
    Luck - 5%

    This is of course excluding p&s, otherwise camera would be relatively higher and lens wouldn't even be considered.

    I think set counts into skill as well. Lighting in certain situations can take quite a bit of quick thinking and adjusting. Check out strobist.com, they have some sick ideas for different situations using a sync/flash/tripod and occasionally an umbrella.
     
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    Camera Body 5%
    Lens 15%
    Skill 45%
    Set 30%
    Luck 5%
     
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    10% camera body
    80% lens
    5% skill
    5% set
    0% luck

    :eek5:
     
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    actually wouldn't it depend on what type of pictures you were taking :dunno:

    studio photography would lean more towards skill then say sports photography which would be more luck

    same goes for your body and lenses, some stuff would require a good telephoto, but others something with a fast aperture, etc.


    I don't think it's really possible to make something like this that blankets photography as a whole :hs:
     
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    Studio is all lighting, nothing shits me more than setting all my shit up, metering off everything and then some guy staring on with his point and shoot mooching off my flash and saying "look what I took"

    That night I'll see it on the internet :ugh:
     
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    Camera Body 10%
    Lens 10%
    Skill 20%
    Set 50%
    Luck 10%
     
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    how would someone else mooch off of your flash :o
     
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    Take 500 shots per set, they set their shutter speed slower than mine and wait for something to go off :dunno: chances are they snare a few. Was a lot worse when I was using constant lighting.

    oh well :hs:
     
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    they own the cars :hs:

    cant exactly tell them that :rofl:
     

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