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    Default The world's most expensive photographs

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    I am a newbie so would like to know what's the factors contribute to the high price in this photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterleenc View Post
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    I am a newbie so would like to know what's the factors contribute to the high price in this photo.
    demand, supply, expectations, consumer preferences are just a few to start off.

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    No wanna-be mollers with fake contacts and bbq skewer eyelashes!
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    And photoshop skill to remove all the unwanted elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    And photoshop skill to remove all the unwanted elements.
    Actually no. You *did* notice that most of those photographs were shot in film, right? If you know where they had a PC and photoshop in 1912, I'd like to know too!
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    Default Re: The world's most expensive photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by Peterleenc View Post
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    I am a newbie so would like to know what's the factors contribute to the high price in this photo.
    It's simple.

    Someone with money likes your photo.

    It's really that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Actually no. You *did* notice that most of those photographs were shot in film, right? If you know where they had a PC and photoshop in 1912, I'd like to know too!
    Retouching

    Not impossible, but limited.

    I don't know about film enough, but I'm sure there is some amount of room for manipulation.

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    Snob Appeal. Goods of Ostentation in economic terms.
    Last edited by s1221ljc; 1st December 2011 at 02:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Actually no. You *did* notice that most of those photographs were shot in film, right? If you know where they had a PC and photoshop in 1912, I'd like to know too!
    I'm referring to Gursky's picture, the others requires the photographers to be dead
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    That is why I emphasized a lot times that many of the pics by famous ppl like Ansel Adams are just crap... Even our fellow club snappers can easily produce stuffs much nicer than these ppl. The only difference is simply they are famous, world famous.. That's why they could command a high price.

    As to whether their pics are nice or whether the pics in TS's link is nice, all I can say is there are millions better ones, I m confident even I could do better than them for some pics. But hey, ppl did buy my photos too [this is not a joke ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilry View Post
    That is why I emphasized a lot times that many of the pics by famous ppl like Ansel Adams are just crap... Even our fellow club snappers can easily produce stuffs much nicer than these ppl. The only difference is simply they are famous, world famous.. That's why they could command a high price.
    You are kidding me, Ansel Adams = crap???

    I mean, not all of his photos are immediately interesting, but to say that it is crap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    You are kidding me, Ansel Adams = crap???

    I mean, not all of his photos are immediately interesting, but to say that it is crap...
    i'm more curious at what ruler he is using to measure the level of "niceness"

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    Buy your own pic and push it up till it generate enough interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i'm more curious at what ruler he is using to measure the level of "niceness"
    aiya so simple, got xmm = nice , no xmm = not nice lor. what so hard about photography? just get shoot xmm can liao lar. no need to think so much, no need headache.
    Objection !!!

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    Default Re: The world's most expensive photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    aiya so simple, got xmm = nice , no xmm = not nice lor. what so hard about photography? just get shoot xmm can liao lar. no need to think so much, no need headache.
    i think i can visualise his ruler. its a measuring tape actually. extends in the presence of XMM, shrinks when it sees ansel adams?

    jokes aside, i wont say ansel is crap.

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