Photography is historically much more different from all of the other art mediums. Since it came much later than other artforms, it was democratic right from the outset: anyone with a camera and some enthusiasm could participate. But, of course, the technical knowhow, the prices of the first cameras and photos, and many other factors made professionals look really good.

However, the times change, and along with the times, so has photography. Nowadays anyone can snap a high-quality photo using only their smartphone. And these little technological and sociological changes have made it so that regular, casual amateur photographers seem on par with the professionals. Don't believe me? This Reddit group is dedicated to exactly that: splendid photos by regular people.

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DennyS (denzoren)
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3 months ago

"Who told you you're fat? That guy over there? He's a jerk, don't listen to him".

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It Was The First Snow. I Was Driving With My Wife And Son To A Fast Food Store. But Then We Noticed This Light, I Took The Camera And Took A Picture

It Was The First Snow. I Was Driving With My Wife And Son To A Fast Food Store. But Then We Noticed This Light, I Took The Camera And Took A Picture

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Kalmar
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3 months ago

Magical!

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

The bottom part is especially gorgeous

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Daria B
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3 months ago

Immersed in deep thoughts ♡

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Sunchips
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3 months ago (edited)

Crockett and Tubbs should be zooming by any second in the Ferrari Spyder!

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I Took A Bottle Of Water Out Of The Freezer, Looked Inside, And Thought It Looked Like An Ice Cave, And Quickly Took A Picture

I Took A Bottle Of Water Out Of The Freezer, Looked Inside, And Thought It Looked Like An Ice Cave, And Quickly Took A Picture

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Meghna Mohan
Community Member
3 months ago

Fantastic i love the creative thought and the super cool image that came out of it

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Spittnimage
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3 months ago

Reeeaaaching

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

Crows-R-Us

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TahJia Williams
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3 months ago

i want this on a shirt!! definitely my favorite!! ❤️

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#10

It's A Candle In The Snow

It's A Candle In The Snow

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Libstak
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3 months ago

That is strangely awesome.

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I Filmed Myself For 1.5 Hours So That The “Wax Stalactite” Would Become Long Enough

I Filmed Myself For 1.5 Hours So That The “Wax Stalactite” Would Become Long Enough

Don't worry , I didn't have any burns. Candles have a low melting point, so the first layer was a little hot, and then you don’t feel anything.

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DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that's commitment.

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My 2 Year Old Son On His Trike

My 2 Year Old Son On His Trike

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

Come back, baby! Come back!

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For A Long Time I Wanted Such A Photo, And One Day Everything Worked Out - I Made My Self-Portrait

For A Long Time I Wanted Such A Photo, And One Day Everything Worked Out - I Made My Self-Portrait

The smoke effect in the interior of the car was made from an artificial fog made up of 80% water and 20% glycerin. Behind the head, I placed an LED lamp with a warm glow shade.

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Daria B
Community Member
3 months ago

This one looks like it was taken out of a comicbook. Which is a good thing.

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Madeleine Flowers
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3 months ago

This is incredible! Just the right time!

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A Plastic Bag

A Plastic Bag

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TahJia Williams
Community Member
3 months ago

the fact that this is a plastic bag but it looks like the ocean really speaks. this needs to be on an add for marine life safety.

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Madeleine Flowers
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3 months ago

Wow, this is amazing.

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I Managed To Capture Fire From The Mouth Of A Dragon Sitting On Top Of Gringotts Bank

I Managed To Capture Fire From The Mouth Of A Dragon Sitting On Top Of Gringotts Bank

I took this photo near dusk, when a storm was approaching. And yes, fire is real! It pops up every 20 minutes and shakes a little at first to let you know it's about to call.

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Amy Bindokas
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3 months ago

I like it but I wouldn’t want to be a bird that gets caught in the crossfire

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6 Years Ago During A Summit Push On Mont Blanc (4,807m), I Snapped The Best Pic I'll Ever Take

6 Years Ago During A Summit Push On Mont Blanc (4,807m), I Snapped The Best Pic I'll Ever Take

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Kalmar
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3 months ago

Epic

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Took this one while skiing in Lapland, Finland a few years back. It was taken with old mid-range smartphone, but this is still one of my favorite shots ever.

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Kalmar
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3 months ago

Looks like a tree growing from the clouds

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I Filmed Kissing These Charming Creatures - Guanacos. They Are Relatives Of Alpacas, Llamas And Vicuñas

I Filmed Kissing These Charming Creatures - Guanacos. They Are Relatives Of Alpacas, Llamas And Vicuñas

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Vexorg2
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a painting!!

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Sunchips
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3 months ago (edited)

I would love to know where this is located; it's breathtaking!

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Luther von Wolfen
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3 months ago

Someday I hope to have the time and energy to go around making things that are unnecessarily beautiful like this.

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Susanne Bækvig
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3 months ago

Backdrop for Swan Lake?

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#24

I Took About 200 Shots To Capture Ducks Diving For Food. This Photo Is The Best

I Took About 200 Shots To Capture Ducks Diving For Food. This Photo Is The Best

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Glynna Bowood
Community Member
3 months ago

Mine! Mine! Mine!

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Débora Ceia
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3 months ago

Looks like the cover of a music album

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Ramirez rachael
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3 months ago

I’m saving this for a nice background thank you

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Glynna Bowood
Community Member
3 months ago

In the water bottle looking out!!

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

One of the U.S.’s two most iconic bridges

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Libstak
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3 months ago

The moment before the sweetest collision.

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#30

The Storm Knocked Down Several Trees And Blocked The Tunnel

The Storm Knocked Down Several Trees And Blocked The Tunnel

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

Roops!

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Meghna Mohan
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3 months ago

The canvas that is this amazing Earth

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

Time Warp—it’s the same dude on both stairways. At least in my mind it is…

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DDmaybeandor
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3 months ago

This is my favorite so far because I feel like it tells a story.

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Glynna Bowood
Community Member
3 months ago

In the blink of an eye...

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The Super Moon Rising Every 105 Seconds

The Super Moon Rising Every 105 Seconds

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Dennis Mikulus
Community Member
3 months ago

Hmm super moon diameter is ~33 arcminutes = 0.55 deg... so each moon image looks like about 40 arcminutes = 0.66 deg... so time interval should be (0.66/360)*24*60*60 = 158 sec

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

Thank you, France, for Lady Liberty!

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

Yosemite Valley?

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
3 months ago

So minimalist and so wonderful

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TahJia Williams
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3 months ago

ouch that's not something you wanna hear

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An Incredibly Satisfying Hotel Balcony

An Incredibly Satisfying Hotel Balcony

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PopscotchM
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3 months ago

so satisfying.. i love it!

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Georgia Hebert
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3 months ago

It looks otherworldly to me. Amazing picture!

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

WOW!

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

Tule fog. Is this the Carpathians?

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The Super Blue Blood Moon

The Super Blue Blood Moon

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

Really nice, whomever…

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#45

A Departing Aircraft

A Departing Aircraft

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Kathy Cathcart
Community Member
3 months ago

So cool! A highway in the sky

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Libstak
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3 months ago

This is in Western Australia I think.

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Stand With Ukraine! 🇺🇦
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3 months ago

Damnnnnnnnnn

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#48

My Wife And Curious Son In The Rain

My Wife And Curious Son In The Rain

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Christine
Community Member
3 months ago

❤️ get this in a frame and on your wall!!

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Dark Side
Community Member
3 months ago

I can't decide if this looks more like something out of a fantasy novel or a Maxfield Parrish painting.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s a sci-fi film where the 7-Eleven is a portal to a dystopian, post-apocalyptic underground life

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Kalmar
Community Member
3 months ago

This one is trippy, but so cool!

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

Masterful shot!

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#53

Japanese Fire Festival

Japanese Fire Festival

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

Or anywhere in Northern California in late summer/early fall

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theswallowii
Community Member
3 months ago

Harry and the pretty waitress if Dumbledore had left Harry alone ^^

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#55

Spacex's Recent Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Spacex's Recent Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

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Stand With Ukraine! 🇺🇦
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh oh I’ve seeeeeen this its amazing

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Spittnimage
Community Member
3 months ago

More Miami Vice.

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#57

A Puddle In NYC Times Square

A Puddle In NYC Times Square

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Kalmar (she/her)
Community Member
3 months ago

If water was sticky (beautiful photo tho)

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HarriMissesScotland
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3 months ago

Love the bird enjoying the tranquility.

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco’s iconic fog.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

L.A.

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
3 months ago

The points in the face accent her beautiful eyes.

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Aidan Hawkowl
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3 months ago

looks like something from a sci-fi movie

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DDmaybeandor
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3 months ago

This looks like a painting.

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Mistralok
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3 months ago

The stairs in these are like climbing up ladders.

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HarriMissesScotland
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3 months ago

Mint

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Yesterday's Atlas V Rocket Launch

Yesterday's Atlas V Rocket Launch

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Stand With Ukraine! 🇺🇦
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3 months ago

I was there!!

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msminnie
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3 months ago

Mood

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HarriMissesScotland
Community Member
3 months ago

WHEEEEEEEE

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