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Discussion in 'General Photography Discussion' started by DaveX, Dec 6, 2017 at 8:04 PM.

  1. DaveX

    DaveX Premium Member

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    Just a question for any members who want to put their thoughts in here, a few days ago I put a photo on a site I use, and someone said not a bad shot but it is noisy. I don`t know if it`s just me, but I think sometimes it is nice to have a bit of noise in an image. What do you think ?
     
  2. Hugh Jammer

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    How about this article.

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    Play the video link. Personally I can't hear any noise.
     
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  3. DaveX

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    I am one of the 9%
     
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    I can hear it like a heart beat and can even feel the vibration.
     
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    I think it's fine if on purpose like adding grain. But as always it depends Completely flawless pictures can be boring or feel sterile.
     
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    Sorry to have gone straight off topic, but back on I'm in agreement with OJ...
    It has its place.
     
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    That is trippy!!!!
     
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    I generally don't like noise in my pictures, but I have a high tolerance for noise in other people's pictures.
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts folks, imo I think it goes ok in b&w or sepia.
     
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    I dig it sometimes but you know when you look at a shot it shouldn't be in.
     
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    What difference does it make what others think, if you like it that is all that really matters. Grain is one of those personal choice topics, at least to me. I try to look at the whole image and what my feelings are about the image as a whole. But that is just me.

    Alan
     
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    I agree 100% and a great point too Alan.
     
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    Did the photo convey the story in your mind's eye?
    Did the photo invoke the emotion you intended it to?
    Were you pleased with the photo?
    If you can answer these questions as a "yes", then you succeeded. No need to worry about others opinions.
    Now if that person is a paying client then things obviously change. You must then attempt to answer those same questions for that client using your photography. That is why interviewing a potential client is important. You both need to be on the same page so to speak.
     
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    Good points, it would be a No,Yes,Yes. It was a photo of a rusty old padlock that I edited in Darktable.
     
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    1. I hear a faint thudding sound
    2. I don't mind noise in an image, it all depends on the image.
     
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    Matter of preference. I almost always add grain to the image. I must say, grain engine was one of the reasons I chose C1 for processing RAWs.
     
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    To me noise/grain can sometimes add to the expression/mood in a picture.
    And sometimes it can be very distracting.

    So --- It depends
     
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    Can't really say because I struggle to see noise in photos unless its very obvious
     
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    Thanks again folks, I was just interested in people thoughts on it, as I am not too fussed about the odd bit of noise.
     

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