How Photographers Can Miss the Point

It’s too easy for photographers to get mired in technical details and forget their message: conveying images that describe the moment.

Here is one example…

Ada Cougar football players hold their quarterback after words were exchanged with the opposition at the end of a play, September 2008.
Ada Cougar football players hold their quarterback after words were exchanged with the opposition at the end of a play, September 2008.

If you look at the image above and are inclined to criticize it on its technical merits – noise, blur, color rendition, resolution – you might have lost sight of the true purpose of photography. If you look at this image and see an emotional moment among competitors, there is still hope for you.

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4 Comments

  1. “…the true purpose of photography…”

    I went years before realizing how important it was to actually *define* my own “true purpose” in photography. Once you get that nailed down, the rest is a little easier to spell out.

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