Friday Night Photography Quote:
A true photographer is as rare as a true poet or a true painter.
— Jean Cocteau
Interesting week! I think the “Average” person on the street is finally understanding that being in possession of a camera doesn’t make one anymore a “Photographer” than having a Stove and thinking your a great Chef!!!
Maybe they are finally getting it! That it takes years of study. Years of trial and error to get the understanding of everything. That what makes Photography complete and what is the true understanding!
Reading Books! Watching Video Tutorials on the Net! Taking Classes!
Going to Workshops All Helps in Understanding and putting together the knowledge that’s gained and explains the real “Why”!
But what still bothers me is when an image is posted and every single person in that Group is praising that image for it’s perfection!! Proper Exposure, follows None of the “Rules of Composition”, the person is Not Even Trying to break any of “Rules of Composition”. OK it’s a Low Level Group and I was asked to be Member to possibly teach. Would you understand that not just one. But a few actually try to argue the point??? One of them actually claims to be an Artist??
Just sitting back and shaking my head. Take a deep breath!! LOL
Don’t know why it bothers me. After all the years that has passed I’m still affected by those that want to learn but make every excuse to continue doing the same thing! Wouldn’t you figure that if a person posts and asks on how to improve an image they would want to actually hear it?
I’m Not Speaking of those that want to get a camera and take Beautiful Images like they see in the magazines. Upon being informed that it’s Not the Camera that those people study for years to be able to make that Beautiful Image. These are the people that say “Oh that’s too much work”! If I spend more money and get a better camera will it take better pictures? Maybe but again. You will have to learn what to do with the camera. That Answer does bother me though:
“Oh that’s too much trouble. It’s too hard. I don’t want to invest the time”!!
I don’t think sharing an image for this discussion would do this take on my emotions justice. So I’m just going to leave this the way it is………..
Have a Great Weekend Everyone!
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