Are we a bit misdirected?

Started Jul 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Gray Drake
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Gray Drake wrote:

Gray Drake wrote:

Just a comment about photo quality and it's ability to capture the reality/beauty/emotion of a moment in time. We spend most of our time here (including me) with assessments of the technical marvels of our cameras and our skill with editing.

After looking at this photo taken by my daughter (which I captured off her facebook page), I again humbly realize the effectiveness of the delivery of the essence of the moment to the viewer of the photo has little to do with the technical capability of our equipment or our skill at the computer


This thread was never intended to raise people's  blood pressure, sorry for this result.  It was a suggestion that perhaps some of us, ME FOR ONE, have over focused on the technicals and under focused on the  content.  Whether a studio portrait, a polynesian sunset or a bunch of kids in a driveway, viewer passion is our intent.  What the heck is negative when this intent can be delivered with an unedited jpeg?  Could the technical in this photo be improved?  Certainly!  Could the passion be heightened with a half hour of editing?  Not so sure!

In response to one comment, I offer that it is wonderful if a cell phone photo delivers the passion we all seek to achieve in our images.  The above photo, however, was taken with a Canon 7D.


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