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Buy the best canon, Nikon, Sony, whatever, and you'll take great pictures.
May 8, 2022 17:21:09   #
w00dy4012 Loc: Thalia, East Virginia
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJYaQJa6Qck

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May 8, 2022 18:05:31   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
"You can't make chicken soup out of chicken poop regardless of how good the pot is".

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May 8, 2022 18:18:27   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
I was about to post a response in the wrong section. Sorry for the interruption. Sorry.

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May 8, 2022 18:25:57   #
BebuLamar
 
w00dy4012 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJYaQJa6Qck


Saw him once before. He is boring.

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May 8, 2022 19:48:16   #
w00dy4012 Loc: Thalia, East Virginia
 
BebuLamar wrote:
Saw him once before. He is boring.


He can be. I seldom watch his videos all the way through, but makes a good point with this one.

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May 8, 2022 20:21:15   #
mwsilvers Loc: Central New Jersey
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
"You can't make chicken soup out of chicken poop regardless of how good the pot is".



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May 9, 2022 01:11:43   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
The author also makes the point that equipment is only part of the equation, and that making great images requires the application of knowledge and skill no matter what camera you have.

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May 9, 2022 04:53:07   #
zug55 Loc: Austin, Texas, and Nairobi, Kenya
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
"You can't make chicken soup out of chicken poop regardless of how good the pot is".


True. But you still need a good pot to make chicken soup. Maybe not the very best, newest, or most expensive, but still a good one.

That is Ted Forbes's argument as well: it is not necessary to have the most current equipment to take great photographs. Yet, modern digital cameras give us creative opportunities older photographers never had.

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May 9, 2022 10:52:44   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
In truth, photography is not the automatic process that is implied by the use of a camera. A fully automatic camera can produce a correctly exposed and sharp negative, but it cannot distinguish between a banal snapshot and a well-composed picture. The ability to make such a distinction rests solely with the person behind the camera. The creative photographer perceives the essential qualities of the subject and interprets it according to his judgment, taste, and involvement. The mechanical photographer merely reproduces what he sees.

http://www.all-art.org/photography/AA-history_enc_brit.htm

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May 9, 2022 11:00:21   #
kenArchi Loc: Seal Beach, CA
 
It seems like articles back in the film years were about how to take good photos.
Then I started see books about taking better photos with digital cameras.

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May 9, 2022 16:54:14   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Ted makes some very good and valid points.
--Bob
w00dy4012 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJYaQJa6Qck

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May 9, 2022 16:55:33   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Care to list some of those "creative opportunities"?
--Bob
zug55 wrote:
True. But you still need a good pot to make chicken soup. Maybe not the very best, newest, or most expensive, but still a good one.

That is Ted Forbes's argument as well: it is not necessary to have the most current equipment to take great photographs. Yet, modern digital cameras give us creative opportunities older photographers never had.

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May 9, 2022 18:18:53   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
"You can't make chicken soup out of chicken poop regardless of how good the pot is".


Kinda like, "You can't really polish a turd."

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May 9, 2022 19:39:00   #
pjalper
 
..........Or "Can't Fix Stupid" The essence of photography comes from ones brain (or lack of).

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