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Marissa D. Taylor

Is it ok to take pictures of raandom stuff or is t

i like to take pictures of broken windows, tools, cars, leaves...does anyone think it's weird to just see something and say "wow that would be a beautiful picture" when all it is is a broken sea shell in the sand? (or something :) ) like the on I put on here for example

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8/31/2008 10:13:27 AM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  It's whatever floats your boat, Marissa. What you like to shoot works for me. If you can find some of his work, check out a photographer named Lee Friedlander from the 1960's and 70's. He liked to shoot sidewalk scenes and reflections in windows.

Oh and welcome to BP. ;>)

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8/31/2008 10:27:50 AM

Carlton Ward
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/13/2005
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  Welcome Marissa,
Like Mark said, whatever you see as art works. Subject matter is important but having good exposure & lighting can make anything look good.
Have fun - Carlton

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8/31/2008 11:54:14 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  Who's the weird girl with the camera?

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8/31/2008 1:12:12 PM

John G. Clifford Jr
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/18/2005
  Yes, it's weird. But that's photography. Andy Warhol was weird and look what happened to him.

All truly great artists are weird. It is what gives them the ability to see things in a way that the majority can't, and then to capture them in a way that the majority can also see.

You probably have a brilliant future... or else we'll read about you in the newspapers.

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9/10/2008 11:40:32 PM

Kristy A. Keene
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/29/2006
  I take pictures of everything... Sometimes it turns out to be a plus and sometimes I look at what I have taken shots of and scratch my head.. :) I say shoot everything, you never know what your next master piece will be!!! BTW, Welcome!

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9/10/2008 11:51:07 PM

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