What makes a Great Photograph?

Dog Eye View

There is a good chance that if you’re reading this you have an affinity for photography. Either that or you’re incredibly bored at work and it’s either this or reading the 500 emails about cats and dogs doing fun adorable things that Stacy from accounting will not stop sending you. Whatever the case may be photography is an interest and you’d love to know the secret to a great photograph.

The secret is there is no secret. A lot of incredible photos were taken by people who just happened to be in the right place at the right time. The photos don’t even have to be super crisp or follow some photography rule. If a panda is going to give a flower to a small child at the zoo the world is not going to care if you took the photo with your 8 megapixel cell phone camera or a 2 billion megapixel DSLR (though that would be a pretty impressive camera). That picture would most likely make the headlines.

Point is, it’s not always the quality of the photo but the content. Don’t worry about the camera you have or don’t have, just take the picture. If it is awful, delete it, never tell anyone about it, and try again.

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