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    what makes/constitutes a good photographer?

    in another thread i've been reading, and became bored with, a pissing contest between, apparently/according to themselves, two experienced photographers

    what makes/constitutes a good photographer?

    experience? lots of money earned? peer respect? self aggrandisement? lots of opinions on any vaguely photographic subject? personal enjoyment/satisfaction? confidence to tacke any photographic oppurtunity?

    who decides? who chooses?

    who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath
    in another thread i've been reading, and became bored with, a pissing contest between, apparently/according to themselves, two experienced photographers

    what makes/constitutes a good photographer?

    experience? lots of money earned? peer respect? self aggrandisement? lots of opinions on any vaguely photographic subject? personal enjoyment/satisfaction? confidence to tacke any photographic oppurtunity?

    who decides? who chooses?

    who cares?
    I sense a can of worms being opened. This could be a good thread, as long as it doesn't degrade into a pissing contest as well...
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    thanx
    well said
    i concur

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobfowler
    I sense a can of worms being opened. This could be a good thread ...
    You beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath
    in another thread i've been reading, and became bored with, a pissing contest between, apparently/according to themselves, two experienced photographers

    what makes/constitutes a good photographer?

    experience? lots of money earned? peer respect? self aggrandisement? lots of opinions on any vaguely photographic subject? personal enjoyment/satisfaction? confidence to tacke any photographic oppurtunity?

    who decides? who chooses?

    who cares?

    As has been said, "Can of worms" the only thing I would add....

    Does it matter?

    Dave

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    bob, john
    thanx
    that may well happen, it's not up to me

    but how about a reply to the question/s as put

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    What makes a good photographer?



    Passion.





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    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath
    bob, john
    thanx
    that may well happen, it's not up to me

    but how about a reply to the question/s as put
    Ray,

    This is one of those questions that is an oyximoron, there is no "Correct" answer to the question, it is kind of like the "kobe myosue marue" in one of the Star Trek movies, no correct and no wrong answer, supplying any answer will result in a long, unanswered debate..

    Dave

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    You need to have the eyes, to see the things, that spark the passion to make you want to learn the craft, so that others may see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visualdata
    Is claiming this discussion is "opening a can of worms" just another way to stifle the discussion or is there a subtle nuance I'm missing?

    New here and this is only my 48th post but it does seem odd.
    Discuss away Richard, many of us have been through this one before..

    This in my 2324th post, not that the number of posts matters

    And of course, I know that my opinion, will again get me put on a few more ignore lists...

    LOL



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