Yeah, I'd love to see some discussion on how some of these shots are taken.
this made me think of a quote from someone. and my personal "issue" (or at least what bothers me most, on my stuff, on the daily). and why that comment i had about "you got a shot on a beach, this other dude has a shot on a beach......etc etc" flew outta my mouht. i can follow/replicate instructions i come across, based on data like Bling mentioned, or verbal suggestions. just move this dial that way, change this number to so and so, spin this other thing, then push the button. but theres something missing on mine....
my initial comment:
... to help make my photo by the lake tell more of a story then just some dude parked next to the water quick and took a photo.....lol.
That's it exactly. One of my mentors used to say; the difference between a picture and a photograph is that a photograph has intent. You intend to not just show reality, like a picture might do, but set it up, to present it for your viewer. Of course, technically they are both the same, but thinking about it this way is a nice way to separate the two via intent. Don't just show me what was there, show me what you want me to see.
by Andrew Thompson
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^^^imo, thats the more important part. compared to buttons and numbers.
and the notion that when also carried over into the post processing stage...is the reason certain photos really nail it.
outside of the post processing...some things that pop out to me, on that final version, vs the one above it....
overall angle, vs the garage door.
the orientation of the wheel itself, vs the door (yes the wheel should be spun a touch more. i failed).
even having the door in there at all.
the yellow sticker on wheels barrel.
my angle, vs the face of the wheel. like how high/low i am.