Letter of the Week: A Matter of Taste

I’m surprised by some of the photographs you choose to publish as examples of excellent photography. For example the “Your Best Shot” photograph on pages 24 and 25 of the September 2007 issue showed no more than streaks of white on a blurred background. You gave that first place in your competition? If I’d taken that photograph, I would have discarded it. On page 128 of the same issue, you show a blurred picture of cattle – again a photograph I would have discarded.

To: POP Editor
Subject: Strange Photographs

I’m surprised by some of the photographs you choose to publish as examples of excellent photography. For example the “Your Best Shot” photograph on pages 24 and 25 of the September 2007 issue showed no more than streaks of white on a blurred background. You gave that first place in your competition? If I’d taken that photograph, I would have discarded it. On page 128 of the same issue, you show a blurred picture of cattle – again a photograph I would have discarded.

While I find some of the information in Popular Photography to be useful, I wish you would be more selective in choosing the photographs you print.

Gordon Padwick

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