There Is No Such Thing as a Good Photo

It sounds a bit strange or even silly at first, but it is advice that will serve you well, especially in an age where we are inundated by images and unsolicited feedback. This great video features some really important advice that is well worth taking the time to listen to.

Coming to you from James Popsys, this excellent video discusses the idea of good photos and the importance of remembering that what is "good" to one person may be entirely undesirable to another. Of course, none of this is to say that you should forego gaining technical proficiency or exploring your creativity. However, it is easy (particularly in the age of social media and being inundated with photos) to get caught up in chasing trends or a certain idea of perfection. And for such a personal pursuit, it is a shame to not allow your personal creative voice to shine through and to work on achieving what your idea of perfection is, rather than constantly chasing the latest trends or listening too much to unsolicited feedback. Don't be afraid to be confident in who you are as a creative. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Popsys. 

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4 Comments
Charles Mercier's picture

The problem I immediately saw in the video was James mixed up taste with quality. A person can like or love blue but that doesn't make it a good or high "quality" color. There's obviously a qualitative difference between an iconic photo taken by a famous photographer and an ordinary Joe taking a snapshot outside their house.

Kate Northwood's picture

My photos are good to me. That’s all that matters.

Alex Cooke's picture

Heck yes.

Timothy Gasper's picture

Yet another worthless, useless article written for the sake of provocation. Photography is subjective, therefor what anyone deems as 'good'.....then it is. Period.
And, of course, one could also say...'there are no good writers'.