Tastes differ. This is true for every art, including photography. But there are criteria for what makes a photograph successful, in the sense that most viewers will find it appealing. First, it must be technically adequate. Blurred eyes, camera shake, or the wrong shutter time immediately disqualify a photo from being good.


1-1 Yellowhammer | Germany | This photo would be typical for a bird guide: a male yellow-hammer in profile | 600mm, aperture 5.0, 1/1000 s, ISO 800

But apart from the technical skills that you simply have to master, other factors very much matter as well. I would argue that good technical ...

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