Your goal?

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  1. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    When you take/make a photograph, what is your end goal usually?

    a. Technical perfection
    b. Convey the mood
    c. both
     
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    It depends on what I'm doing. Sometimes I want to reflect emotion into the photograph. Those last two self portraits I posted for instance. I wanted to give the viewer a sense of sorrow. But for that to happen it'd have to come out how I wanted it to so technical perfection was there as well.

    When I'm doing still life and macro it's pretty hard to set a mood so I just try to get it right. I'm not saying I do, but I try. :)
     
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    To put on film the idea I have in my head - either that or to make some money.
     
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    I know it'll sound stupid, but my main goal is to have fun :crazy:

    I tend to see the camera as a toy :shock: then, of course, comes the second part of it, which is to see the results. This means that to have fun involves playing with the camera in order to try and get a good picture: find out what should be the correct exposure value, etc etc and in this sense it also comes as a goal what you mention: so, choosing among your options I would go more for the mood than for the technical perfection, definitely. Maybe 'cause I just cannot get technical perfection... :crazy:
     
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    I just want to capture the scene as I see it.
     
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    For me it is more mood... I mean, there are a lot of pix out there that will blow you away - and they are not "by the book". Impact on your audience is more important than accurate shutter speed...
     
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    For me it's to get images out of my mind and into a medium that other people can enjoy or at least understand.
     
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    I usually have a location or concept in mind, but the actual images don't come to me until I am there and start shooting. Even then, sometimes it is after I get them off the camera and onto the computer, that is when I start to "see" them...
     
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    For me it's to allow people to see things from my perspective and point of view, and enjoy what I enjoy seeing...
     
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    To create images that are striking or engaging enough to make people feel something when they look at them.
     
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    I go for real expressions. I try to make people forget I'm there. I joke around and have fun and when they aren't paying attention to me anymore, I take the picture.

    That's probably not the right way to do it, but it the way I go about it.
     
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    Just an observation but it seems as though most people here are trying to produce pictures for other people, I guess I'm a selfish old sod since my main purpose is to please me.
     

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