A&P What makes a great photo?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. After selling some of my lenses, I went back to the basics. My Rebel XT and kit lens... and it made me really think, "What makes a great photo?"

    There were a lot of things I thought of;

    Camera body, lens, filters, lighting, etc...

    But could the same result be produced on something less... well professional? If you have the mindset for creativity and know what you want the result to be, then do you really need to spend XXX amount of dollars on equipment? Does it really matter if it's a point & shoot, or a DSLR?

    What exactly makes a great photo great?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    A great subject and a photo of it.
     
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    oh, i thought this was an acab thread.
     
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    but it makes everything so much better.
     
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    It doesn't matter.

    This guy gets results I can only dream of with a P&S of similar spec to my beater A570:
    http://photo.net/photodb/presentation?presentation_id=317651

    Having shot for a long time on compacts and recently on film SLR and a DSLR, my impression is that the SLRs handle much faster, and obviously are sharper and better in low light etc., but in a lot of situations the images look no different at all. This is sort of like music, if you have nice instrument you may find playing easier and enjoy it more, but if you suck with a cheap instrument, you'll suck just as bad with an expensive one.
     
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  9. Wobistdu

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    A great photo is something you can reflect upon and feel good about. It drives emotion. Of course more of our own photos will drive emotion over pics other people take. We were there taking the pic, and we're proud of our own work.

    It's art, and art is open to interpretation.
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    after taking pics in an attempt to not be a point and shoot douche, nudity doesn't do it for me. i much more prefer implied nudity or really sexy lingerie/clothing
     
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    The quality of the photo itself is only dependent on the photographer and how he captures the subject. You can take a fabulous photo with anything.

    The quality of the equipment can make it easier and open up more possible uses for it later, but has no bearing on the quality of the photo itself.
     
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    i know he wasn't serious, but i was just sharing my increased homo tendencies.
     
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    We know...
     
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    waihomo
     

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