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Old Feb 27, 2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Here is my first picture for Fluidity. It's funny, I watched this board for awhile and now I look forward to the next challenge. I might have one more to post tonight. I made this one a bit to small, but it still looks ok.

As far as technical vs creative, i find it hard to have one without the other. Each picture may be more creative or technical, but they almost always include both.
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 12:14 AM   #2
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Nice shot anm8ed. I like moving water with a long shutter speed. Again technical vs creative.....Is a great looking shot of a sunset, or special moment creative at all? You point the camera and click the shutter. Pretty technical. Its the event which is completely out of the photographers control which he just captures. You pointed this out Anm8ed since Cal asked in my thread of drops of water. That is completely creative since I am creating the event. Object in play, lighting, focus, colors -- all aspects of the photo are by my hand. Every picture is technical. But not every picture is creative.
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Very nice. I like all the little waterfalls that draw your attention to look at each one.

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Great photo and nice setup.
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 7:21 AM   #5
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Beautiful picture. I love the yellow and green in the water.
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 4:28 PM   #6
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Bynx wrote:
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Every picture is technical. But not every picture is creative.
That's the difference between a snapshot and a photograph.

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 5:07 PM   #7
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Nice waterfall. I really like it.

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 5:11 PM   #8
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calr wrote:
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Every picture is technical. But not every picture is creative.
That's the difference between a snapshot and a photograph.

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Exactly right Cal. However, is a snapshot of a great sunset, or a once in a lifetime situation a photograph? Remember that pic of the VietNam Cop who is shooting the young Vietnam guy in the head? Famous picture. But its a snapshot. All the elements of the pic were out of the hands of the photographer. I dont think its too creative to realize the value of a good scene and simply point the camera and shoot. I think these Challenges give us the opportunity to be creative since we have to create the scene. Aside from the posters who dig up old pics those who are playing by the rules are using a bit of imagination and being creative. Some feedback on this would be nice.
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Just my two cents worth here, To me, pictures which are set up to catch a specific action (water drops, posing models, etc) is definitely creative. I also think that a picture taken of a building, tree, waterfall or any other object can be creative by using a unique angle or effect. Just because one did not create the subject does not make it a snapshot.

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Old Feb 29, 2008, 8:00 PM   #10
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My opinion - It still takes the creativity of the person to "see" the shot. Sometimes one is just luckyto be able to just point and shoot and get a fantastic shot. But, it took their creative mind to know it was going to be good.

(Don't mind me, it's the drugs I'm on tonight. I know what I'm trying to say. Just can't seem to have it make sense.)
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