I received an email from a woman at Grove Lake WMA the other day asking if the picture I took of her and her family turned out well. “It did not,” I told her, then apologized for taking such a horrible photo of her group.
When I say “horrible,” I am not referring to poor light or composition. My definition of “horrible” requires that all viewing parties would agree.
The interesting aspect of a horrible photo, however, is that rare few people, aside from the photographer, sees these photos. They are all quickly deleted. Yet we all take them (except for Eric Fowler), and I feel that they should be occasionally shared.
Maybe to encourage newcomers that all photographers, regardless of how long they have been shooting, have some bad photos in their history. Or maybe just because I want to make sure I’m not the only one.
Here are some examples: