Didn't know there was a difference...or considered it, but check this out. I was watching a show on the weekend about photographers and the different types of photography. One bloke get up in choppers and just clicks away. Some you and me could do and really those ones came across as really just getting access to the areas. Stunning photos, for sure, but altitude + a camera = his.
Then on the show I saw this photo that just blew me away. I. Just. Went. WOW.
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What a moment to capture. Obviously a HUGE moment in this guy's life and the photographer was THERE and snapped it....
Turns out, it was staged, a production. It's what Gregory Crewdson does and his images are AMAZING, but for some reason the fact that it's a pose seems to lessen it for me.
Then there's this one by Andrew Moore. For some reason, it now says WAY more than the production photo.
Kinda weird I spose, and a little bit picky, but I don't reckon I'd spend money on a posed photo trying to capture emotion.