BigSkyKen wrote in post #16530693
I beg to differ. The moments I capture are things I've experienced and wish to memorialize for my use. This can be a solitary, but can also be something done in small or large groups.
I'm saying how it usually is. The most popular galleries on the hosting sites usually have glamour and nude in them, or some sort of novel action and subject matter. It's not just cool composition.
Non-competitive? Are you kidding me? How many photo contests are out there? How many people are relentlessly shooting in hopes of getting an image in SI or Nat Geo?
And how many don't get in the SI/NG and console themselves with any of
- art is subjective
- my genre is different
- I shoot for myself... etc
Pop media...or any mainstream media for that matter, shouldn't be any reasonable person's barometer of what is or isn't "cool" or acceptable.
Life imitates art.
People love images. It's enough to keep their attention for extra 1/4 of a second on an ad. But they really don't care about who captured it.
Ask somebody who Ansel, Weston or Hatchwey is and they'll give you a blank stare.