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    It seems like I have run out of ideas..





    However, Serious point for debate: Should we avoid taking a particular picture because "its been done before"??

    Pete
    Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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    Re: Oh dear

    Originally posted by snaarman View Post
    It seems like I have run out of ideas..

    However, Serious point for debate: Should we avoid taking a particular picture because "its been done before"??
    Pete
    No

    Because even if the subject matter has been done before, it will always be different. Slightly different angle of view, different DOF, different exposure etc.
    You canít make a great musician or a great photographer if the magic isnít there. ~ Eve Arnold

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      Re: Oh dear

      Originally posted by snaarman View Post
      It seems like I have run out of ideas..

      However, Serious point for debate: Should we avoid taking a particular picture because "its been done before"??

      Pete
      NO...Becuase If we did that we might as well give photography up as I doubt there is nothing that has not been done before ( barring modern digital manipulations), even if we think its new you can bet if you go far enough back it has already been done in some form or another.
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        Originally posted by Paul_S View Post
        NO...Becuase If we did that we might as well give photography up as I doubt there is nothing that has not been done before ( barring modern digital manipulations), even if we think its new you can bet if you go far enough back it has already been done in some form or another.
        On a more personal note - ask yourself this. How many of us have taken the same shots as we had taken previously? I guess the answer is that we all have. Why do we do it? Because we are looking to improve on what we produced before by changing composition, settings etc. The same comments can apply when taking similar images to that which others have done. These images are never the same therefore its worth doing.

        Peter
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          Re: Oh dear

          Originally posted by snaarman View Post
          It seems like I have run out of ideas..

          However, Serious point for debate: Should we avoid taking a particular picture because "its been done before"??

          Pete
          Oh dear - isn't this just an unoriginal repeat on my thread "OK", which featured a set of pictures "Too many Duck Photos".

          We take photographs for our pleasure and amusement; so if it pleases/amuses/challenges then it is worth taking. If anyone else likes and enjoys it then that is a bonus.

          If we are not out and working with our cameras then our skills will atrophy, our eyes will stop seeing and we will 'miss' that original shot.

          Photography is about communication, should we stop communicating because the words have been used before. Well that's "please", "thank you" and "hand over your wallet" out of the window.

          Some of us weren't born as excellent photographers, we have to work out how to create any given type of image. A bit of feedback improves our technical skills (how about trying a higher f number) and our ability to see our images critically.

          This is a 'club', we are all consenting individuals who have gathered in this tiny corner of the web to talk about Olympus e-series cameras, share photos and skills, and enjoy a bit of banter. If someone doesn't like the images or the chat, that's fine, they'll find that the door is over there.

          Nick
          Nick Temple-Fry

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            Re: Oh dear

            How many light bulbs did Edison gain lessons from before he learned how to make a good one?

            As for running out of ideas, the next time you go to take a picture, turn round and see whats there, force an image from it, then turn back and you will find that what you were going to take has gone, often to be replaced with something far better. It's just another more complicated way of making yourself look at things differently.

            Graham

            We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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              Re: Oh dear

              Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
              How many light bulbs did Edison gain lessons from before he learned how to make a good one?

              As for running out of ideas, the next time you go to take a picture, turn round and see whats there, force an image from it, then turn back and you will find that what you were going to take has gone, often to be replaced with something far better. It's just another more complicated way of making yourself look at things differently.

              Just one

              http://www.design-technology.info/inventors/page27.htm

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Swan

              Now remind me, just who was it who captured and decoded the Enigma machine

              Nick
              Nick Temple-Fry

              Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

              www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
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