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Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept, a quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson


I see lots of photographers aiming for absolute pin sharp images, and that includes me, but is it really so important? Is content and “telling the story” not more important. Well, yes and no. It all depends on what YOU want. When I photograph birds, for instance, sharpness is not negotiable, and thats why I use the best lens that Nikon has to offer, a beast of a 400mm f2.8 lens. Can you imagine shooting the most beautiful kingfisher and its not a sharp photo? Its not worth the effort, whereas, you can easily get away with slightly soft or […]