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Does your taste change with time?
« on: July 22, 2011, 07:08:46 PM »
I had an interesting afternoon with an old photographic pal who I hadn't seen for some ten years or so, and whose work I greatly admired back then. We spent some time looking at his current work. It was totally different to what he was doing very successfully all those years ago and I remarked on this.

He said that when he started he, like most of us, wanted to take pictures that pleased everyone. Today that's the last of his considerations.

He came up with an interesting analogy. He thought that when you start out in photography it was a bit like a child whose taste in food tended to be somewhat middle of the road, with highly flavoured sweet food predominating. As you progressed your tastes changed to more subtly flavoured foods and you were more likely to experiment with what was on the menu, and you even got to like Brussels sprouts!

An interesting thought.

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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 07:42:55 PM »
With your wit  (and sideways look at life) Alan surely it's sherbet lemons you're scoffing  :2funny: :2funny:
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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 08:55:20 PM »
With your wit  (and sideways look at life) Alan surely it's sherbet lemons you're scoffing  :2funny: :2funny:

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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 08:16:13 AM »
My taste is definitely changing/has changed, in food as well as photography. Still not keen on sprouts though.

In photography I am searching for my 'natural subjects,' if you know what I mean. I'm still very much in the experimental stage, trying out different things. Trying to find what suits me, my circumstances and my camera, and what simply does not work.

I am already moving away from trying to please others, and doing my own thing. I realised this recently, when I have entered some pictures in the PR weekend competition that I knew, would be ignored. One was indeed ignored, but the other one did get noticed. This competition however, is not what it used to be when 'you lot' still entered, and sometimes photos come out top, where even I can see they're rubbish. And, I am not very good at seeing what's wrong with a photo, unless it's blatantly obvious.

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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 10:16:49 AM »
I also agree...you just can't make me like sprouts!  :2funny:

But as you get older you start viewing the world about you differently and so you tastes will change. There are many things that I still do as I've done since childhood. But there are also things I no longer do or have started doing that I would never have considered long ago. And I'm sure the longer I'm into photography my tastes for what I like to photograph will also change.
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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 09:37:38 PM »
I love sprouts and always have.  :-*

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 06:24:36 AM »
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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 08:37:34 AM »
Still like sprouts, but I'm getting confused now. I used to like Fishermen's Friends, but now I can't stand them ???

Do you think it's something to do with colour and B+W? :doh:

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 08:40:13 AM »
It may well be with some people.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 10:38:53 AM »
I love Sprouts t and Jelly Babies.........................................Not together mind
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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 10:55:32 AM »
Sprouts drizzled with Maple Syrup - thats a good combination :tup:
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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2011, 10:17:23 PM »
I agree with this too, my tastes have changed a lot, I'm looking at things differently, and I am finding I enjoying editing (learning to) photos as much as taking them (learning to).
And I also find I'm starting to take and edit /take pictures to suit my own tastes, rather than to please other people.

I don't like sprouts though, give me a Jelly Baby anyday!

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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 08:59:21 AM »
My mother, long passed away, used to come up with wonderful sayings. One of them was that your taste chances every 7 years. Recently watched QI with Stephen Fry, one of my favourite programs, it mentioned that the oldest part of the human body is 7-9 years old due to regeneration. Personally I think that taste in photography changes with skill/knowledge.

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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2011, 09:04:14 PM »
Sprouts drizzled with Maple Syrup - thats a good combination :tup:

And a little bit of crumpled up bacon! Only way I'll eat them.
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Re: Does your taste change with time?
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2011, 09:08:39 PM »
I'd have to say they do change. 40 yrs. ago I wouldn't have looked twice at a bird. Now sitting in the garden watching them and trying to get interesting photos is one of my favorite pastimes.
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