#39. "RE: The 'FX' Effect." In response to In response to 33 Mon 07-Mar-11 02:55 PM by CPP
Lexington S.C. ( just moved f, US
I just wish people would realize it's not the camera that takes a good or bad picture, it's the thing behind the camera. The camera is tool manipulated by the person behind it.
If you remember film days before there was a trash button or Photoshop, you had one real chance to get it right which means we all took the time to compose the shot before hitting that shutter button.
I've seen great photographers take some amazing pictures with P&S, simple SLR, DSLR's (FX & DX), They just don’t show their bad photos online. But at times they will during workshops for the sake of education. I have been in a few workshops where the well known photographer just smiled as they hit the delete key during critique time and I must say these people were well known published photographers.
A few quotes from these workshops I attended:
Everyone takes bad photos, they have to, otherwise we would all just repeat the “greatest hits” of photography over and over.
The interpretation differs from viewer to viewer of what is good or what is bad.
But in the end Ansel Adams said it best, "You don’t take a photograph, you make it."