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    Arranged or Spontaneous?


    I guess it depends : do you believe serendipity is better than planning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    Sure it is. You're arranging what elements of the scene you're including. Now, if you mean manipulating elements of the scene (removing trash, moving branches, etc.) that would be different.
    i couldn't agree more with you ...
    i had this conversation with someone a few years ago
    regarding manipulation as well because no matter what you do
    as soon as you put the camera to the eye, "frame" / compose it in the viewfinder
    or ground glass it is manipulated, and arranged, just as when you use fast or slow shutter speeds
    or different depth of fields its all manipulated + constructed ...
    basically people with cameras construct their own reality by choosing how it will be viewed.
    some people do this masterfully and are paid handsomely as "stylists" others rely on
    the natural disorder of things to arrange the scene for them ..
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    I guess it's all in the style you prefer. Don't all of the past (and present) great portrait photographers using arranged images down to exact placement and lighting?


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    Some people also believe: "I'd rather be lucky than good"

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    And they usually end up being neither.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    Some people also believe: "I'd rather be lucky than good"
    And looking at all the great masters, most of their photos are "contrived". Even in the final print they are manipulated.
    From the moment you choose a film and put the viewfinder to your eye, to the final output, the whole process is arranged and manipulated.

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    Spontaneously Arranged.
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    Whatever it takes. If something has to be moved or removed, so be it. I want a good picture, and I don't see an old tuna can in the scene as an added feature. Photography is a form of expression, and you should be able to express yourself any way you like.

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    I generally only take people shots, and generally like to arrange/plan/contrive every element.

    If I had the patience to learn to paint, I'd do that. But in the alternative, photography works.
    I shoot digital when I have to (most of those shots end up here) and film (occasionally one of those shots ends up here) when I want to.

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    Whenever I try to arrange something it looks contrived.

    So more often I take the existing arrangement without alteration. I may pick up a beer can, but I'd do that anyway.

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