- Jun 14, 2013
- Reaction score
- Can others edit my Photos
- Photos OK to edit
It's a fair discussion but the way I see it, it's personal preference only. Is a Realist painting by Courbet better than an Impressionist piece by Monet? Nope, just different.
That said, there is something said for good technique. Be it photography or post processing or paintings, or sculpture or performance art. Some art is just bad
Sure, good technique plays a role in art. I seperate that from "keepsakes" though... a lot of photographers look poorly on snapshots... but it's different. I think talent sometimes gets in the way of "why".. the last photo I have of Cynthia was a snapshot .. and to me, it's worth more than anything that any photographer could produce with any amount of equipment.
It's not art, it's part of my life. I recognize that in others... so not every photo is designed to please the masses. I think if the intent is art.. cool, C&C is a great thing.. if you're generalizing EVERY photo.. then I'd say don't take yourself so seriously. Many people have a ton of snapshots that are low quality in comparison and worth more to them than all of your years of skill, training and knowledge.
ETA: Wasn't talking about anyone specifically ... just in general.