Gee.. I thought the photo was at best interesting for the content but seriously I can not get over the horric distortion on the blue taxi. And I think a little over play of Lightroom or PS is added for the final look. But that's just me. heh
By the way, no offend, I don't know what new insight or argument has been "refreshed" to this classic over debated subject. One camera type that has proved beyond doubt a good photo is not always about the best gear but the creative technique, subject and composition as interpreted by the photographer... LOMOGRAPHY.
Just a thought.....
Last edited by sammy888; 5th March 2015 at 08:08 AM. Reason: Typo
A good photo's 45% you, 45% practice & 10% equipment. A bad photo share the same ratio.
Capturing a moment in time to preserve the memory in the way one wants to frame it is key. A good camera helps. When I see Henri C. Bresson's photos, read about him in many varied articles and watch videos of his interviews, I appreciate his insights regarding those moments in time that he has photographed. A photograph is an art form which can be appreciated by many from different angles; but the photographer's angle is the original one with regard to intent & purpose.
Last edited by macVince; 5th March 2015 at 10:17 AM.
if talking about IQ, then i would say equipment plays a big part.
Last edited by daredevil123; 6th March 2015 at 09:51 AM.
somehow this discussion has escalated to a point where I want to say, good photos are about having an eye for the moment--the question is "do you've the right equipment to capture that fleeting moment?" in this case, a good smart phone would have the basics of capturing what our eyes would perceive.
or are you the one who creates such a moment? more of a still life or studio photographer that recreates a vision they have into reality.
would you rate yourself a good photographer if you took good photos with your phone rather than your camera? its not the tools in your hand that makes you who you're but rather what you could do with the tools that makes you the photographer.
a simple question, how would your photograph a photographer and portray him as a photographer within your shot? have him hold his camera? or at least of similar element within the frame?
there are those who have the creativity to see things that we don't but lack the technicality to achieve it. there are those with the skills but lack the eye for such opportunity. those with both would be the one who would bloom into an artist that creates photos that would evoke emotions.
I am using higher end equipment now only because I am shooting in conditions where technology can help me attain what I want easier. And the biggest reason also is now I can afford it.
New technology can allow you to do more, faster, better and easier. It will open up more possibilities for the user. BUT it will NEVER make a lousy photographer suddenly shoot wonderful pictures.
But history has already shown... many great pictures are shot with very old equipment.
Take a look at Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier Bresson just to name 2. Their equipment is old and terrible by today's standards. But their pictures are still awesome by today's standards. People take classes in photography schools just to analyze their picttures even today.
It is a simple fact. If you use top end equipment, but do not know how to compose or shoot properly, your results will still be garbage. Is it extreme? No....
Sharing a couple of pics I shot with very old equipment many years ago... all with point and shoots at least 10 years old. back then top ISO available was 400. These cameras are not even half as good as an iphone6 or current day $100 point and shoots. Do a search online... you can find many more better examples too...
This one is shot handheld with 5MP mini point and shoot from 2004. Doesn't even have RAW capability。 Fuji F450
Last edited by daredevil123; 5th March 2015 at 02:50 PM.
Without a doubt, Mr. Chng is skillful in his craft as proven in his commercial & hobbyist's work. Thus, his two posted iPhone photos showed clearly to TS and to all of us that when a skillful photographer uses a lower end camera, it can still give good results. Last but not least, for myself, I'm finding that smartphones and better PnS cameras can help ordinary travel photo-takers like me have good keepsake photos besides using a DSLR. Notice that I don't dare call myself a photographer yet :-)
Last edited by macVince; 5th March 2015 at 03:03 PM.
Here's evidence that an expensive camera didn't helped...
imho, this photo also doesn't look special. but let's the $$$ talk...
Last edited by daredevil123; 6th March 2015 at 09:48 AM.
Guys 算了吧. TS is prob laughing his head off. Every now and then post a 'meh' picture and subsequently proceed to talk about how great equipment can take great pictures. Then see how everyone 自相残杀. We all have better things to do!