Shall I search before shoot

posted on 6th of december, 2007

Usually,when i have a good idea,i just make a plan and shoot with pleasure.But this has just changed after I registered here on dreamstime.I will search the web to make sure that it's a unique idea not being covered yet.I don't know whether it is a good or right habit to do this.But it do reduce my enjoyment truly.
Well,suppose we don't do this job before shoot,how can we guarantee no similar images uploaded before or how can we say you didn't steal from others if you both upload a similar image?
Susan Sontag,the American scholar used to say,the existence of everything on earth end themselves in pictures nowadays(mainly like this).
We have so many pictures already and are producing more and more.If we'd rather think of our work as a document more than an art work, shall we shoot everything include shit?
Do you search before shoot?
Shall I?

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Comments (3)

Posted by Adsc on December 26, 2007
I think, the question is … should you search before every shooting? Does it worth the time you gona spend in searching? Where to search & how many one you will search? !!!

If you keep this idea in you mind (searching), will you be able to concentrate on making a professional shoots?

Throw is idea behind you, & concentrate on making a perfect shoots. Creativity can’t be the same between people.
Posted by Omegatransfer on December 07, 2007
I think that you need to browse. You should not focus on what object to shoot, but to explore the best way to shoot an object. I agree with Scubamann. The same object looks totally diferent in another environment.
Posted by Scubamann on December 06, 2007
This is a good question, should one search before shooting. A duck is a duck but the presentstion of the duck lighting, water color, background, and action are what makes a shot art.

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