I was laying awake last night pondering the feedback I got from my tutor. I am very much an amateur and very new to PP having just completed lesson 1. The feedback was regarding the 3 shots I submitted for my 1st assignment (find them in my gallery).
My feedback was very constructive, but I think perhaps I was naively hoping to be told that I was an undiscovered talent ( lol). Back to reality!
As a result though, I've started to consider how to define what a good photo is. I'm a little concerned that if I don't know what to aim for, how could I ever achieve it? I could work through this course and improve my skills with a camera, but still not achieve photos that are of the same calibre that I've seen on this site - some of which are breathtaking and because of this are maybe a little intimidating.
Being technically proficient with a camera will not make me a great photographer - it will simply make me capable of using a tool. And basing my success on the feedback I receive is not precise because you will all have personal preferences around imagery, composition, style etc.... and will rate photos differently because of these preferences.
My question to you all is, what makes a photograph great or a shot successful? Or are these two very different things? I'm just interested to hear your thoughts.
Thanks in advance everyone.