maverick75 wrote in post #16146299
I always try and do something different than everyone else. I do the cliche stuff also just to be on the safe side but if I'm somewhere and everyone is shooting with a telephoto I'll toss in a wide angle to get a different perceptive. So my shots don't end up looking like everybody else who was there.
Great thread idea.
I too have been thinking about the idea of differentiation. But more along the lines of lowest common denominator. Back when no one had their own camera, pros were special because they had any camera. Then along came the first personal cameras (like the brownie), and pros had cameras without those limitations. Then along came point/shoot, and pros had better cameras without those limitations.
Now there is the cell phone. Ubiquitous yes, but also creative. Apps abound touting 'get the pro look' with features for tilt shift look and big lens look and slow shutter speed and old film look. All with 'without the expensive camera price tag' posted somewhere in the description. Pros pay more and get more and sell the look that gets them. Then those paying for the look want to pay less for the look and try to simulate it in ways that bypass those creating it in the first place.
Is success an absolute measure, once you have the tools and techniques and photos you want, you can rest? Or is succes relative, with ever changing measures and comparisons, with wow one day becoming hmmm - seen that already, the next? It may depend on who you are trying to please/impress and what they/you are used to/expecting.