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Are You Mickey Mouse? - Lisbon N10046e | by Harris Hui (in search of light)
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Are You Mickey Mouse? - Lisbon N10046e

The role of Mickey Mouse is to make all the people happy (especially when you are in Disneyland). Are you Mickey Mouse? Are you trying to make everyone happy?


I listened to a talk by a very experienced fine art photographer in the weekend. He advised that "Remember to make yourself happy and not the others happy when you do your photography". These are really wise words.


If you are following all the rules and advices suggested by experts or your "expert" friends such as the ones listed below and you are trying to make others happy, chances are you might be Mickey Mouse?


If you want to make good pictures, you need ...


- you need good camera

- you need good lenses

- you need full frame

- you need DSLR

- you need more pixels

- you need RAW

- you need HDR

- you need Photoshop, Lightroom and other softwares

- you need good light

- you need to go to some beautiful places

- you need to have perfect sharpness

- you need to get perfect exposure

- you need shadow details

- you need highlight details

- you need a lot of details

- you need fast hands to catch the perfect timing or moment

- you need good colours

- you need true black

- you need true white

- you need "correct" white balance

- you need to have the horizon level all the time


Photography is your interpretation of the world with your own eyes and your camera, but not in others' eyes.


Have a great Mickey Mouse Sunday!


This is the Mickey Mouse graffiti I saw in Lisbon.

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Taken on May 19, 2012