How to have my photography appreciated, or mean something?

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Re: How to have my photography appreciated, or mean something?

contadorfan wrote:

IMO, most people don't respond to a photographic image unless it's a snapshot of smiling relatives or friends. Other subjects aren't that interesting. Photographs don't move people as readily as music does. Photography ranks with dance as an appealing art -- some like & get it, most don't.

That's not my experience. Often though it helps to contextualize the photograph:


Cabo San Lucas.

My girlfriend. People love her smile, and so do I.

Yosemite Falls.

At the end of the Road to Hana.

Of course, some photographs speak loudly for themselves:

It's true that most people don't get hung up on the creative details, so that's where I agree with you. A lot of my favorite photographs are not shared because I don't want to bore people discussing the craft that went into making them.

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