Hi.. In the last 2 months I got a Pentax K1000 slr and a 50mm lens and decided to take up photography. I found this site a few days ago and it seems like a good place to get my various newbie-questions answered. Anyways... I was looking at some of my early photos and I began to wonder, in the general consensus, does "drama" in a photo outweigh technical perfection? Ideally, they should both be good, I know, but here is an example: clearly this shot is a technical screw-up (I used that b&w film that can be processed as color, which seems to give a reddish tone to low exposures...) There's sun glare and it all seems off balance, amateurish, etc. (i think there's even a strand of spider web in front of his face) However, if that shot were of acceptable exposure/lighting, I don't think it would be as interesting... I think the glare, combined the subject's facial expression and contrasted with the bamboo of the opposite corner kind of creates a conflict which I think is somewhat engaging. But I would never show this to anyone who asks to see some of my pictures, as I am simultaneously embarrassed by it. I'm not trying to pawn this photo off as anything spectacular, but I just wanted to get some other opinions on the issue.