What is the main factor for great looking photos

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Brian, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Brian

    JezzCE Guest

    Correction: "Harder", if you are looking at them. "Softer", if you forget.


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    JezzCE, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. Not to say that I am a "great photographer," but I will typically shoot 4-6
    rolls with a model with the idea that I may get only 1 "keeper" (gallery
    quality) shot per roll, I'm happy with 2 per roll, and ecstatic with any
    over that. Now, mind you, standards will vary, and one guy couldn't
    understand why I didn't keep 80% of what I shot, everything was better than
    what he did. OTOH, I'd probably feel the same about Edward Weston...
    Your second point involves what is called "bracketing." Using that
    technique, you shoot three, or sometimes more, images at sequential
    exposures, to ensure that you get the right one. Nearly always used in
    difficult lighting situations, with unfamiliar film and with infrared.
    I have always wondered what those guys shooting sports did in the days that
    predated motordrives. One chance to get Max Schmelling recoiling from Joe
    Louis' gloved fist with your 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 Speed Graphic! One chance to get
    the shot of Ruth connecting with what would become a home run! Now sports
    shooters take aim at a developing situation, fire away at 10fps and hope
    they got the shot....
     
    Skip Middleton, Jul 30, 2003
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  3. Ah, lighten up will you? Don't see such a blowhard.

    LRH
     
    Larry R Harrison Jr, Jul 30, 2003
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  4. Brian

    Dallas D Guest

    It's the same as music. What makes good music? The instrument or the person
    playing it?

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    Dallas D, Jul 30, 2003
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  5. Completely missed the beginning of this thread.....has anyone pointed out
    the truth? That the main factor for good looking photos is the same factor
    that determines what makes a pretty woman.....that is......your answer is as
    good and righteous as anyone's. More like, there isn't any secret formula,
    or factor or requirement.
     
    John Garrison, Jul 30, 2003
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  6. Brian

    Alan Browne Guest

    No real argument, but the original poster (see Google) had an equipment
    oriented question ... so the balance of the thread went into inter alia,
    photographer ability, vision, skill, luck, phase of Phobos and Deimos v.
    Castor and Pollux in conjunction with volcanos erupting in the Pacific
    (oops, did I just give away the formula?)

    As most threads around here tend to do, there is a bit of fringe noise
    wrt personalities. I am among the least innocent.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 31, 2003
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  7. First rule is you have to be there. The second is, you better have
    a camera...

    The other factors are infinite. Noticing relections in windows so you
    can be in just the right spot to get a stunning city scape at
    sunset. Patience to get the magic nature shot. (See the cover of the
    UK `Professional Photographer' June issue for a stunning example!)
    Being able to `click' with a model, having camera handeling down
    totally pat so it is fully auto with out having to think about the
    taking and distract you from what is in front of you. No, I am NOT
    talking about auto cameras...

    And a few zillion feet of film :)

    BTW, motor drive are wonderfull for `burst' shooting, 3 or 4 shots at
    a time rather than just the 1. Often the 2nd or 3rd is significantly
    better than the shot you took. Not so good for the ego though.

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    Paul Repacholi, Jul 31, 2003
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  8. Trouble is, they expect and want you to take photos, not other
    passtimes. For that, lose the camera ASAP...

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    Paul Repacholi 1 Crescent Rd.,
    +61 (08) 9257-1001 Kalamunda.
    West Australia 6076
    comp.os.vms,- The Older, Grumpier Slashdot
    Raw, Cooked or Well-done, it's all half baked.
    EPIC, The Architecture of the future, always has been, always will be.
     
    Paul Repacholi, Jul 31, 2003
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  9. Brian

    Mxsmanic Guest

    Why is that trouble? Real Photographers live to take photographs.
     
    Mxsmanic, Aug 1, 2003
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  10. Brian

    Mxsmanic Guest

    I don't understand.
     
    Mxsmanic, Aug 1, 2003
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