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Ordinary People VS. Photographers: Experiment Shows How Differently Same Location Looks
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Ordinary People VS. Photographers: Experiment Shows How Differently Same Location Looks

Recently, Reddit user 2manyToys uploaded some photos showing the differences between ordinary people and professional photographers.

The photos show that photographers can make an ordinary place look magical with the right light, angle, and just a tad of photo editing. What may look like a block of flats with a couple trees next to it to an ordinary person, could look like a mysterious forest to a photographer. Yeah, of course, any photo looks better when edited, but let’s face it, not everyone has an ‘artistic eye’, which is much needed in photography. Don’t believe me? Take a look below.

(h/t: 2manyToys)

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago

Aaaand this is why you shouldn't compare yourselves to the women in the magazines ladies.... optical illusions and a "tad" of photo-editing. We all look the same when we open our camera and its backwards facing, equally as scary!

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5 years ago

Get top models to take pictures of each other and show how different they can look

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Andreas Danzer
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5 years ago

I am a photographer myself and to be honest ... some of the 'you pics' do not look too differently from some originals which photographers then edit in photshop/lightroom/whatever ... it is just not magic! ;) Besides that ... the lenses make the main difference to small digicams or smartphones ... especially with portraits, close ups and macros. Landscapes can be done with an iphone or samsung or whatever - they all deliver solid shots which then can be edited in ps/lr/whatever. ;) 'That guy talks a lot ...' some of you will say! You are right! I do not see myself as a pro or a great photographer or anything ... but I really do like some of my pics myself and if you are curious now ... here you go: www.facebook.com/ArtistAndreasDanzer ;)

J. Pace
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5 years ago

I think often it's also the fact that photographers have more of an eye for a certain situation. Many of the photos above are a good example of choosing your framing wisely.

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maryhadalittlelamb
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5 years ago

using the same camera by different people would be a better comparison. we'll still see differences.

LittleLurker
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5 years ago

True this- lighting, lens, camera type, camera settings, time of day, it all makes a massive difference :)

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

Aaaand this is why you shouldn't compare yourselves to the women in the magazines ladies.... optical illusions and a "tad" of photo-editing. We all look the same when we open our camera and its backwards facing, equally as scary!

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Community Member
5 years ago

Get top models to take pictures of each other and show how different they can look

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Andreas Danzer
Community Member
5 years ago

I am a photographer myself and to be honest ... some of the 'you pics' do not look too differently from some originals which photographers then edit in photshop/lightroom/whatever ... it is just not magic! ;) Besides that ... the lenses make the main difference to small digicams or smartphones ... especially with portraits, close ups and macros. Landscapes can be done with an iphone or samsung or whatever - they all deliver solid shots which then can be edited in ps/lr/whatever. ;) 'That guy talks a lot ...' some of you will say! You are right! I do not see myself as a pro or a great photographer or anything ... but I really do like some of my pics myself and if you are curious now ... here you go: www.facebook.com/ArtistAndreasDanzer ;)

J. Pace
Community Member
5 years ago

I think often it's also the fact that photographers have more of an eye for a certain situation. Many of the photos above are a good example of choosing your framing wisely.

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maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
5 years ago

using the same camera by different people would be a better comparison. we'll still see differences.

LittleLurker
Community Member
5 years ago

True this- lighting, lens, camera type, camera settings, time of day, it all makes a massive difference :)

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