What mainly constitutes a good photo?

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Jere Landis
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What mainly constitutes a good photo?
Apr 13, 2013

I know this is an equipment forum, but photography is about taking pictures, right? If we weren't taking pictures, equipment discussions would be moot, so pictures are the heart of photography, it's the ultimate goal. When you first look at a photo, could be mundane, very average, above average, and finally it could be striking, a wow photo. What determines this wow factor for you personally? There are many things, right? The moment you see it though, it grabs you and you think,"gosh, that's really good". It can be any type photo too, portrait, landscape, still life, or whatever. How many factors come into play and what would you say is the leading or top factor that puts the icing on the cake, makes it really good, rather than average?

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