who deserves the credit -the photographer or the subject itself?

sunset view - sunset view from behind the mountains
India
September 18, 2007 2:48pm CST
hello mylot friends,though i don't know much about photography,i am very much interested in this field.but i have never had a chance to examine my qualities as a photographer.when i see a beautiful photograph i usually get attracted to it and get lost in the photo.does it happen to you also?then my question is when you see a beautifully composed photograph,do you give more credit to the photographer for capturing the beauty or the subject itself for its amazing qualities? i would say it would be definitely the photographer as composing and seeking out the beauty in a subject is truely a gift. what would you say on this?whom would you give the credit?
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7 responses
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
20 Sep 07
Hi Exclusively_rinku, and I agree that the photographer is bringing it to the people so he/she should get the credit, otherwise the beauty of any subject will be not accessible to many :) TheFortunes
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• India
22 Sep 07
yeah i agree its the photographer who recreates the beauty in the subject.and i am seeing that everybody here is having the same opinion.
@raychill (6571)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I'd have to say that I think both really deserves credit but if only one gets credit it's most definitely the photographer. A person can be beautiful on their own, sure. But a photographer sets the scene and sets the pose and sets the mood and etc. So I think the person who took the photograph is definitely the one who deserves it most.
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• India
22 Sep 07
hmmmmm..... thats the trick that only photographers know who can make a dumb thing look beautiful.
@insite (55)
18 Sep 07
Any monkey can bush a button, but it takes someone with real skill and an eye for detail. There are some people who just get it and then there are others who don't. What ever category you fall into photography is a lot fun and should be enjoyed by all. Not everyone can be a Steve Parish!
• India
22 Sep 07
thats very well said.and yeah everybody can push the button but everybody can't be a photographer.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
18 Sep 07
well i would have to say the photographer. the photographer catches ordinary every day events and makes magic out of them. i caught this guy playing soccer, muscles ready to kick the ball, it was a great picture, but an ordinary event...
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• India
22 Sep 07
i agree with you.its definitely the photographer who creates the magic.
• United States
19 Sep 07
The photographer would get the credit. But it's always a compliment to the photographer when you get lost in the photo, or even want to give credit to the photo. :)
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@dbhattji (2508)
• India
26 Sep 07
I believe both, because even the best photographer can not take a good picture of me - I am so photogenic.
• India
26 Sep 07
hello dbhattji, don't say that.when i become a photographer i will take yours and then you will say "i am so photogenic".lol.
• Pakistan
22 Sep 07
Hey nice discussion.... On this I want to say tht 1st for the GOD coz he creat all these thing and stuffs So 1st credit to GOD and then to the Photographer coz he find these type of things and stuffs and make then preserved for ever and its give as a prove to tell all look whos the nature speakes its self....... any great discussion...Good Keep It Up!!!!