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Sometimes, an interesting photograph can be found in a different place from where you think you should look. While all eyes were on the Sydney 2013 fireworks ( and they were beautiful ) I thought an interesting subject could be found in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, without fireworks....
The world is awash with technically perfect photographs that are just boring! Here are 5 photographs which were impossible to get sharp because of the way I chose to capture these images. "Sharpness" was never a consideration. Yet each photograph is powerful and creative in its own way.
I have learnt a lot about photography and how to be a photographer in these past four years. Of everything I have seen, read and listened too in that time, none has been more insightful, helpful or profound than these 14 minutes with photographer Huntington Witherill.
What makes a photograph, G R E A T ?
That's a tough question.
I won't insult either of us by writing about sharpness or exposure. As Cartier-Bresson has said, "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." Well said and enough said.
There is probably not a definitive answer to the question of "greatness". Certainly not one that all photographers, or viewers of photography, might agree on. We are all different. We have different needs and motivations.
However, I do think there is real value in asking the question. Not in the answers, but in trying to find answers. It makes us think, experiment and improve, and that is where the value is.
For now, these are my thoughts...