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Photography, in my opinion, should add something extra to what we normally see by eye.
It cannot simply be a blind copy of reality, and the correct exposure, the sharpness and the bright colours, that are bare minimum achievements with modern cameras, they alone do not tell anything about the artistic quality of an image.
A good photograph should show the unseen, what we do not realize it is there.
I consider National Geographic the reference for any photographer.

I think postproduction is mandatory in digital photography, nevertheless if, when looking a photo, pp is the first aspect to be noticed, it means pp was too much.

The rule I always try to keep in mind when I take photos: a good photographer should make good photos of subjects, and not just photos of beautiful subjects !

What I like about TE: I have discovered new styles here, and many great photographers. Some of them (actually most of them) are largely underrated, or even ignored by the TE community, and this is a shame. And then I appreciate honest criticisms, as they are an important tool to improve and avoid mistakes.

What I don't like about TE: I don't like that many people write positive comments only to those people who send them positive comments, regardless the quality of their images. Sometimes they sound so ridiculous in trying to find great colours, great povs, great everything in very average snapshots.

In my opinion points should be the honest feedback from the TE community: the way to know whether the image is good or not.
A honest feedback is needed to keep this site alive and healthy. Honest crriticism is absolutely mandatory for a site like this, as nobody needs a photography site where very mediocres photographers score tons of "amazing" and excellent photographers are ignored.

Usage of my images is forbidden without my authorization.
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