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    Arranged or Spontaneous

    How do you feel about arranged images, as I always think they look contrived? Even when doing a still life shot, I like to throw the subject in front of the camera. Arrangement seems to destroy spontaneity and the moment.

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    Carefully arranged ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    I prefer spontaneity in the moment. I almost never throw or place a subject in a scene. In fact when I shoot landscapes, I wait until no one is in the photograph.
    Is that not a form of arrangement?

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    My street macros and landscapes are never arranged. In fact, if I feel that I've tampered with the scene in any way (usually by accident), then I'll just skip it entirely. Plenty of examples of in my gallery of images.

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    works

    Whatever works.

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    I have controlled chaos with my still life. I sketch out something rough then if something serendipitous happens, a fortunate mistake, I go for the shot. It's a balance for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Is that not a form of arrangement?
    Technically, isn't framing a scene a form of arrangement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvy View Post
    My street macros and landscapes are never arranged. In fact, if I feel that I've tampered with the scene in any way (usually by accident), then I'll just skip it entirely. Plenty of examples of in my gallery of images.
    I enjoyed your gallery and great shots which are obviously not arranged. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    Technically, isn't framing a scene a form of arrangement?
    No.

    “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”

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    OP...Just depends.

    A still life studio shot is not a candid street shot.

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