What makes a great Photographer

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What differentiates a good photographer from a great one? This has been on my mind. Because I’m the type of person who doesn’t want to be good. I want to be great. I want to make waves, make an impact, change someone’s life.

So what conclusion did I come to? Well just now, literally just before I found an empty tab to open my blog in, it hit me hard. A good photographer can get focus the lens properly, light the scene to tell the story, compose the image “correctly”, but a great photographer pulls something out of the subject that goes far deeper than a 2 dimension image. A great photographer adds bits of himself, bits of the surroundings, bits of the subject together into one collaborative image and then understands the poses, the subtle eye shifts, the expressions that will truly embody the soul of the subject.

And that’s my opinion and observation. And it’s something I am striving for every time I shoot anything, even if that something is a chicken-pot pie.

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