My cousin and i were having a chat about famous and well respected photographers and he said that alot of them get away with or have got away with taking some boring or poor photographs simply because of their name. One of the examples he gave, and this may be considered blasphemous by some :shock: , was an Ansel Adams Photograph called "Pine needles" (I think. cant find an example to post from google just yet). It's basically an almost black picture with a few lines of white were the light has caught the needles. He reckons if he had taken that photo and put it in his portfolio people would think it was crap. Does he have a point? Do people have a tendency to see the photographer without looking at the photograph?