Why's and Wherefore's?
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25-04-11, 08:27 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Warrington, North West England
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I think there is sometimes too much emphasis on the deep & meaningful philosophy behind photography. The ins & outs of a cats' backside about the meaning behind a shot, what it means, what it conveys, the personalities involved, etc, etc as if a shot doesn't have sufficient gravitas unless you are able to write an essay on the whys & wherefores.
It sometimes feels as if you are less of a photographer if you present an image just because 'you liked it'.
I'm not sure it makes you less of a photographer - I think 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', and therefore some people will like it and some won't.
I did an MBTI course
and as part of the course we were assembled into our personality types then each group shown a picture (the same picture), each group had to write down what they saw in the picture (Basically, it was a swiss scene with a field, mountain, hut and some flowers and trees) - all types got the basics, but the group I was in also noticed, no roads or power lines, no people or animals, the hut was wood and had no windows, and bizarrly, the shadow of the hut pointed towards us, while the shadow of the trees pointed away
While all personality types are valid - what this simple experiment brought home is we all view things differently dependent upon our personalities.
So what's the best picture? Simple; The one
you, as an individual,
like looking at....
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