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

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

But isn't that what the average viewer of the photo will do? So wouldn't that accurately represent the perceived value of the photo by most people?

Not necessarily. Judging a photo during a competition is mainly based on the first impact. There is a whole technique for preparation a photo for competitions in order to make it evident. People who judge hundreds or thousands images during a photo competitions day, have very little time to look at the image in order see exactly what is there.

How do you think it would be different if they were not so overwhelmed?

By taking the time to look at the photo in a different way and to try to look for a story, or subtle details or things underneath the surfaceetc, that sine times are easily missed on the first sight.


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