becoming an expert photographer?

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  1. ph0toe

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    when you understand the fundamental /technical aspect of photography, composing and lighting, what else do you need to know in order to say you're an expert photographer? can anyone provide an image of such caliber and explain what make it better than another in comparison?


     
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    Certainly artistic expression wouldn't hurt at all, and being able to quickly and accurately set up a shot, including the lighting, camera, etc., and do it consistently.
     
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    what makes a good photo vs exceptional? any examples?
     
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    Here is a link that provides some insight:
    Snapshot vs Good Photograph: 7 photographers weigh in

    In most cases a snapshot is literally that. A snapshot of a moment in time. Sometimes it works well, mostly its simply a moment in time.

    The image when posed, or framed, mood lighting, angle, framing, use of various rules like rules of thirds, golden circle, etc that comes into play.

    In the example in the link, there is a woman who is with her kids in a stroller. if the image had better contrast and different angle, along with some amount of framed "drama" or such the image would pop out.

    many pro end photographers will tell you that about 60%+ of their own shots get dumped because they simply don't capture the intent.

    In this link the author explains how to pose the camera to get the "better" photo.
    Let’s Talk: Portraits vs Snapshots


    in most instances, simply changing the position of the camera and angle of light does the trick.

    Other times its simply the right moment at the right time, vs having a staged photo.
     
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    Good, great, and exceptional are all subjective and will have different definitions depending on who you ask.

    Art and food are similar in that if you like it, its good. That's all that matters, that you like it.
     
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    can't photoshop and lightroom just fix that?
     
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    No.
     
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    why? post production does all the job now
     
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    Post production can only fix so much. If you don't understand that, you'll never be a photography expert.
     
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    Take a sharp photo, add some contrast and hue on photoshop to get the setting you are trying to evoke. poof. now i got an excellent photo. whats the issue?
     
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    There is a difference between using your camera correctly and taking a good shot.

    A correctly exposed shot of something uninteresting is still uninteresting.
     
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    your photo sucks. go troll elsewhere.
     
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