10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

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    How to annoy photography snobs: 02 Soft images

    Photography Tips: Avoid portraits that are out of focus

    This portrait suffers from eyes that just aren’t quite sharp

    Henri Cartier-Bresson once said that sharpness was a bourgeois concept. While HCB is one of the great photo snob heroes, this is a real puzzler for them.

    After all, if an image is soft it means that you’ve not set the right shutter speed, or aperture, or you’ve or missed the focus doesn’t it?

    If you’re going to create a soft image, or an image with some soft areas it’s important to make sure it looks deliberate rather than accidental.

    A little bit of movement blur that leaves the subject looking almost sharp usually doesn’t really cut it. It needs to be sharp or blurred to good creative effect.

    PAGE 1 – How to annoy a photography snob: 01 Blown-out highlights
    PAGE 2 – How to annoy a photography snob: 02 Soft images
    PAGE 3 – How to annoy a photography snob: 03 Visible noise
    PAGE 4 – How to annoy a photography snob: 04 Shooting portraits from below eye-level
    PAGE 5 – How to annoy a photography snob: 05 No eye contact
    PAGE 6 – How to annoy a photography snob: 06 Colourcasts
    PAGE 7 – How to annoy a photography snob: 07 Converging verticals
    PAGE 8 – How to annoy a photography snob: 08 Tilting horizons
    PAGE 9 – How to annoy a photography snob: 09 Imperfect joins
    PAGE 10 – How to annoy a photography snob: 10 Great shots from compact cameras

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    Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 12:01 am under News.

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