Dear friend,

I am so glad you to be here. Because it means you are a photophile like me. 

I am always spending some times to think about the following  two issues:
'what is a better photo?' and 'how to make a better photo?'
Honestly, I can't give you correct anwsers because they are very 
difficult  issues
to be answered.

If you are a serious amateur or a professional photographer, you'd better leave now to save your valuable time.  However, if you are a really very beginner, I'd like to say two comments about the better photography. It's just my (a amateur photographer's) opinions, so you can ignore it.

First, I want to suggest that you'd better spend some times to think about 'what is the better photo?' and 'what kind of photo you'd eagerly like to make?' rather than spend you all times for taking just sunset or flowers stuffs. Of course, I can understand your feeling when you got your 1st own camera as I did. But don't spend too much time for that kind of test(s). I know some peoples who are always doing that. ^__^

Secondly, I'd like to recommend you to see many many nice photos already taken by so many renown photographers (including Bresson, Kertez, Brasai, Smith, Salgado,...).

As you may guess, the goal of my suggestions is on the improvement of your photographic viewing level or understanding because I believe a good photo is the result of the photographer's idea. A photo is a just physical evidence for his/her idea. The real camera is your eye or viewing angle/way. A camera is just a tool which can grab the moment and the angle you want to take. If you made a nice photo without that kind of concept, I bet it came from 'A COINCIDENCE'.

Somebody may say that the decision of good and bad is so personal or so subjective. I agree.
But I'd like to say "However, there is a definite difference between Picaso's and a kid's drawing although the both look similar." ^___^
There is definite bottom line for a good photo. It is so important for a beginner to understand this in early stage of their photographic life.

"Think first, release the shutter later." Though it's not always true for the documentary photographers, it's mostly true for the rests.

"No idea, no gain." So don't spend time too much with the camera stuffs. Spend more time to build up a nice idea, reading the book or watching the street and people, trying to see the normal world through A DIFFERENT ANGLE..., as I am trying.

Finally, it will be my big pleasure if you want to discuss about better photo and how to make a better photo with me, or if you send your idea to me for it.
Please use this address for the communication.

Again, I was so glad to be with you, a photo-lover.  

Best wishes,



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