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01-28-2019, 04:59 AM - 4 Likes   #1
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Great Quote

I came across this quote by Roger Ballen that I wholeheartedly agree with - the context being straight B&W film photography with a pictorial intent. Others might agree or have different opinions - I'd be interested to hear them

"A photograph is perceived as authentic if the viewer believes that the photographer has captured a moment that can never be repeated. If the subconscious mind does not believe in the veracity of the image, it will have little or no impact on the viewer."

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Thanks for posting.

Interesting quote, and certainly makes particular sense in the field of photo journalism.

Even in landscape photograph, if you capture something in non typical conditions, it can make the image something special.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kiwi_jono Quote
Even in landscape photograph, if you capture something in non typical conditions, it can make the image something special.
I really think that's true - I always aim (not always successfully) to create images with a factor of timing or organisation as well as place to make something at leasr feel unique. Nwadays PP is so good at turning mediocre images into intetesting ones that there's a temtation to get lazy about the basics of making a great image in the first place.
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