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Subject: RE: [Leica] What Makes a good Picture?
From: Steve Barbour <>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 13:33:49 -0700
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Your accurate point raises for me the question... why are photos so 
often undervalued, and beyond this... what will be  the impact of the 
digital  camera image on this devaluation.  I have a concern that the 
value of a fine photograph may be further undermined by the 
attractiveness of the digital  process, whereby you can shoot away 
and immediately discard the vast  majority of the images.
Perhaps unfair, but an valid analogy nonetheless... is the vision of 
the blind  person swinging a butterfly net. If you swing it long 

you get the idea.

Seems to me it can seriously devalue the process, even for the 

>The drawing comparison doesn't quite work, Martin - People tend to be
>intrigued, captivated, etc., by someone who can do a life-like
>sketch...But they often tend to be annoyed by someone who photographs
>them at a time when they don't expect to be photographed.

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