What do you think is the most important ingredient to a GREAT photo?

5 years 1 month ago #398096 by MYoung
Have you noticed how touchy and subjective people can get when it comes to what makes a good photo?  Just for fun, I would like to see what comes up here in terms of what you believe are the most important ingredients to a good photo?  


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5 years 1 month ago #398105 by KCook
Post processing.  I will now climb into my bombproof suit!

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5 years 1 month ago #398106 by Tuscan Muse
Light

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5 years 1 month ago #398119 by garyrhook
An (actual) story.


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5 years 1 month ago #398132 by ThatNikonGuy

KCook wrote: Post processing.  I will now climb into my bombproof suit!

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:rofl:    I'm going to agree with you.  These days, you can take a half a$$ decent photo, and with some moderate post processing skills, you can create a stunning image.


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5 years 1 month ago #398179 by Ben Vanderbilt
Composition 


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5 years 1 month ago #398196 by Ryan Obryan
Contrast!  light and shadows, with out them, photos would be this grey mess. 


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5 years 1 month ago #398214 by Eric A
My vote is for composition, with out that, no post processing will help

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5 years 1 month ago #398246 by some1sangel
Feeling, emotion....


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5 years 1 month ago #398249 by Don Fischer

Eric A wrote: My vote is for composition, with out that, no post processing will help


Agree 100%!


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5 years 1 month ago #398307 by Tony Imaging
1.  Composition 2. Lighting 3.  Post processing


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5 years 1 month ago #398325 by Stealthy Ninja

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5 years 1 month ago #398464 by Ben Vanderbilt

Tuscan Muse wrote: Light




:agree:   with out it... there would be no photo.  So, I think you have the winner here. 


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5 years 1 month ago #399045 by W Cage
Aside from light being the obvious, the photo needs to tell a story.


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5 years 1 month ago #399047 by Photo Dante
Light, shadows and post processing, composition not the most important thing.


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