Friday, February 26, 2010

What Makes a Great Photograph

What Makes a Great Photograph, satiric article.
A Photograph Taken with a Medium or Large Format Camera
©Ansel Adams
This is a double-whammy, because using a medium/large format camera not only produces Great Photographs, but you also get to call them, and sell them as, Fine Art. Fine Art is just like Standard Art, except the prices paid have 3 or 4 extra zeroes added on. For example, had the above image been made with a P&S, nobody would pay more than $6 for a print; but because that photo was taken with either a 4×5 or 8×10 view camera… the print costs $60,000. Of course, it was also taken by somebody famous, which overlaps with, and brings us to, the next category.


Miserere said...

Oy! Who said it was "satirical"????

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I wavered between that and "sarcastic". Would you prefer the latter?

Miserere said...

Sarcastic, moi?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Could be just my imagination, sure.

Robb in Houston said...

...and very few people know and understand how to use a view camera these days. Skills aren't being taught anymore, and with global IQs dropping, the lack of ability to understand on the other end compliments the master plan.

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