Give me Something to Fight About

This is supposed to be a fun blog post, but it will only be fun if people participate. I sometimes come across blog posts that aim to teach bloggers to gather more followers, and one common suggestion is “posting something controversial”. That got me thinking, what would be an interesting controversial topic in photography? Lately in forums and groups, I have encountered those below, but quite frankly, I do not feel passionate about any of them:

  1. Film versus digital;
  2. Black and white versus color;
  3. Post-process or not;
  4. Single photo versus series or projects;
  5. Smartphone versus digital camera.

Is there any issue in photography, not mentioned above, that you would be willing to argue about (to the point that your blood pressure would be elevated)?

The featured photo depicts two mustang stations fighting at the Onaqui Mountains, Utah, Spring of 2020. f/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 220.

Published by Alessandra Chaves

Photographer with a preference for nature photography in black and white and other abstractions.

13 thoughts on “Give me Something to Fight About

  1. I don’t think any of those topics listed are worth fighting about as there is a clear role for both sides of the argument 🙂

    Now Nikon vs Canon….that’s a totally different story lol. Actually, I’m only kidding about that but not about Mac vs PC 🙂

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  2. From the seemingly endless and never aging content of the “bag of fights” (over principles and purity) in photography, we could add zoom lenses vs primes! But that’s of course also something not worth arguing about. 😜

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  3. I don’t think there is anything to fight about in photography. It’s such a personal and subjective medium. I think the more opinions the better. I love the fighting mustangs in silhouette.

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  4. I also recall a recent fight over ICM photography on a facebook forum. It ended up bad, the entire group split. Some photographers defended that “ICM photographs” can only contain camera movement, whereas others defended that it was ok to incorporate double exposure in layers.


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