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    My eyes, my brain, and the connection between.

    Try again. My eyes, my brain and the connection betwain.

    Now it rimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    My eyes, my brain, and the connection between.

    Try again. My eyes, my brain and the connection betwain.

    Now it rimes!

    Try again. Lee Ann Rimes, poetry rhymes.

    OK. Now it rhymes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Say what?

    You mean simply respond to what you're seeing and actually "take the friggin photo?"

    But, but... without hours and hours of interminable navel-gazing analysis? Analysis until you've succeeded in eliminating any sense of emotional impact from your perfect compositions? Until they become nothing more than volume-level cookie-cutter clinical exercises in narcissism?

    Shirley you're joking...



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    If you're taking pictures at sea, it would be naval gazing.
    Omphaloskepsis is fine, though.

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    I hope I wasn't the chief navel gazer! My long post could be summed up as:
    1. Do what you want to do, not what you think others might like.
    2. Make intent/vision matter: my final picture has less value to me without context.

    I spend an inordinate amount of time gazing at the sky and landscape, even if I'm not taking photos of it! So hopefully I'm just a distracted gazer!

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    OP...I agree!

    If your comp sucks...not much else there.


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    https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/...-with-the-ear/

    (Contains a mix of film and digital samples in the presentation.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    What would you say are the three most important factors in producing a photographic image? For me they are composition, composition and composition.
    1. Some sort of "message" or "impact" or "emotion" caused by the relationship of the subject and its context or surroundings, and the viewer.
    2. Suitable lighting to enhance (1)
    3. The shutter tripped in the precise moment to enhance (1)

    Good composition is nice-to-have but not essential to the above, IMO.
    This Nikkor lens is so good... that it should be labeled as a Canon lens!

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    I thought "...the relationship of the subject and its context or surroundings..." was composition. And I suppose if one considers composition to include the 4th dimension, then it would all be about composition. Plucking the light from a period of time and reshaping it onto a piece of paper.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    I thought "...the relationship of the subject and its context or surroundings..." was composition. And I suppose if one considers composition to include the 4th dimension, then it would all be about composition. Plucking the light from a period of time and reshaping it onto a piece of paper.
    Well said.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    1. How much are they paying me.

    2. I wonder if I can get her clothes off.

    3. Does her husband know she's here.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    "But is it art or just compositional technical perfection?"

    You see, we all have our own biases. Whether we can bring ourselves to admit to them or not.

    Ken
    No, it is compositional artistic perfection.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon



 

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