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| p.1 #5 · There are some really talented photographers here!! |
I know all the photographers here work their shots,,the question was directed towards why their is such a huge difference between the talent on the boards..
What I said was they "WORK FOR" their shots, not "work their shots." Which are two entirely different things.
And what I meant was they are usually serious landscape photographers when their passion allows it. I have personally met several of the members from here and can say they are not typically generalists, or those that just stick a camera out the car window at a pretty sight. They genuinely have an appreciation and interest in the outdoors and landscape photography, and will often plan their vacations around a landscape location. Not the other way around (take a vacation and click a few snapshots). They often sacrifice all their free time looking for the next, better shot.
Many also have very good equipment that they have spent time to learn (within their means or beyond). Good cameras, lenses, tripods, etc. They study books and other images, striving to improve or better what they see. They learn from the "high end" photographers that post here also. So everyone is being lifted up...
They also have devoted time to learning their choice of processing software to bring out the best in their images.
It's like anything though, there are probably some sites that are better, and some that are worse. I have talked to one or two photographers that tell me there are even better sites out there for landscapes. Just as there are worse (as far as image quality). However, as far as the "mix" of participants here, I'd say the overall quality of skills and images produced is quite high.