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What types of photography grabs your attention?

 
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Jan 04, 2018 10:15 |  #16

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On a relatively simple to print subject the quality from my 50D is way better than anything I have ever got from 35mm film.

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Jan 04, 2018 10:32 |  #17

I like old photos, they are look into the past. I like them when they have stuff in them that is dated cars, radios, especially scantily clad young women.




  
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Jan 04, 2018 22:24 |  #18

Portraits with a smiling subject. Too many portraits, esp "professional" shots, are flat, boring and expressionless. They look like clothing catalog shots or a Photoshop action advertisement more so than a window into the soul of the subject.

Well executed pj, sports and event photography which capture genuine expressions are a favourite of mine. Those moments never come again and tend to have particular importance to the subject. In rare cases they define a moment in history.

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Jan 06, 2018 11:07 |  #19

I like just about everything. Each individual photo is a capture of an event in a moment of time, space, and expression of emotion.

For my own shooting pleasure, I enjoy taking pics of flowers, birds, air shows, action, photojournalism, protest movements. I am more of a photojournalism-style shooter.




  
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Jan 06, 2018 11:23 |  #20

Of course, large areas of bright color and high contrast grab my attention, but the photos that stop me in my tracks, for lengthy staring, are often those with tension in the composition. Something about the ratios between parts is a little off of standard, enough to be surprising, enough to make me nervous.


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Jan 06, 2018 11:25 |  #21

I was a bit intrigued when I saw the wet plate stuff come across. Maybe just because it's really different and the process is an art form in itself




  
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Jan 07, 2018 09:45 |  #22

I enjoy the light painting stuff, and not like using a flashlight to paint a building or other subject (although that's pretty awesome too). I'm talking about the guys who construct a whole scene using led wands and other light sources. I've dabbled a little, but my stuff looks like child's play compared to what they're doing.


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Jan 07, 2018 16:57 |  #23

Good photography. This is very broad and highly subjective, but I’ve seen great wedding photographs of folks I don’t know. Yes, there’s a general “style” that I’m drawn to, that being photos that center around humanity in a fairly straightforward manner. However, any compelling and creative use of lines, balance (or unbalance if intended), composition, contrast, tonality, movement, lighting, and such can bring any subject matter to my attention.


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Jan 14, 2018 20:40 |  #24

Guess I'm just goofy but I like some selective color shots if done right.




  
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Jan 15, 2018 00:24 |  #25

I'm really into aviation photography, especially aircraft in flight. I enjoy viewing aviation photos from other photographers, and when I see one that has great composition or a sense of drama then it grabs my attention.

Cityscapes of major cities (especially at night) also light my fire.


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Jan 15, 2018 07:04 |  #26

Stunning landscapes, interesting compositions regardless of subject matter.

Photos of people in beautiful light, as inspiration for what I’d like to achieve.

Anything which demonstrates the skillful use of very wide angle lenses..


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Jan 15, 2018 07:05 |  #27

Oh and also, amazing ultra-macro shots - mainly of bugs and taken with the MPE 65.


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Jan 23, 2018 14:07 |  #28

This thread sure went off the rails in a hurry. I like landscapes, but I've seen a few jillion of them. What will grab me is a semi-abstract shot of something recognizable in the landscape area, not purely abstract, but partly so.


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Jan 23, 2018 14:23 |  #29

patrick j wrote in post #18547404 (external link)
This thread sure went off the rails in a hurry.

You are so right. . Everybody started saying what kind of photography they like, instead of what grabs their attention.

I like how you didn't do that, but made a clear distinction between the two:

patrick j wrote in post #18547404 (external link)
This thread sure went off the rails in a hurry. I like landscapes, but I've seen a few jillion of them. What will grab me is a semi-abstract shot of something recognizable in the landscape area, not purely abstract, but partly so.



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Jan 23, 2018 16:50 |  #30

The thing that will most grab my attention will always be something to do with the subject matter.

Photography is at its most powerful when it documents the reality of the world we live in. So it's photojournalism for me .. and it's the subject matter that will grab my attention ... not the artistry of the shot, the IQ, the intention of the photographer, nor the effort and organisation that went into making it.

For what it is worth, a black and white PJ image is more likely to grab my attention than a colour photo ... something to do with the way monochrome strips images down to just the essentials.


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