Our (photographers) taste in photos vs the general public

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Our (photographers) taste in photos vs the general public

Mellowmark wrote:

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

Thanks for your sharing your thoughts.

The first two photos lack clear points of interest/ subjects and it's not clear what the photo is of (apart from being of a pretty scene).

Thanks for reinforcing this point that I've received from others.

The second one has nice light but nothing of interest in the foreground. (I appreciate there may have been nothing of interest there).

I saw that light and knew it wouldn't last long. I pulled have to the side of the road and dove for my camera. I took a shot with a road and power lines in the foreground. Then I scurried across the road to get those out and what you see is what I had to work with.

Do you think having the road and power lines in the foreground would make it better. I suppose I should just post the shot when I get time.

The third one is stronger as it has a clear subject (the beautiful barn obviously), but I would experiment with different angles and framing, perhaps using the trees. Perhaps a crop would work to make the barn more prominent?

Great feedback. I've received the crop feedback on the barn several times now so I will post a re-cropped version when I get time so folks can judge.

Some more interesting light in the sky or on the barn (golden hour?)

The problem is when I'm out enjoying nature I can't shoot every nice scene at the golden hour. When I'm home I go to special places that I find specifically at the golden hour but that is harder to do when traveling.

Just my opinion though (which does not count for much) - after all opinions are like assh*les - we all have one.

But when added to those of others it helps create a much clearer idea of what is good and what isn't.

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