Photo Challenges - Do they help you improve?

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Mark Scott Abeln
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Re: Interesting Question
In reply to edispics, 8 months ago

edispics wrote:

Do one's photos become better or does one just get a lot better at pandering to the tastes of those who visit the challenges and vote?

The ancient Roman book ‘On the Sublime’ by Longinus makes the bold claim that sublime works of art can appeal to everyone — without regard to age, sex, class, party, nationality, education, etc. While the author talks about the art of rhetoric, its principles can be extended to other arts.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17957/17957-h/17957-h.htm

Nowadays folks aim for narrow market demographics or go for mere novelty — something which that book also mentions.

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