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I think the emotion response is the best as all of the rules that odin posted can be broken and still make a good photograph. There's a flickr group of people that put their cameras on the timer and set for a second or so shutter speed and throw up while spinning them, to get some kind of spinning effect. Basically there's no focus, no real subject, no adherence to the rule of 3rds, nothing much technically to it, but some of the photos (note: some) turn out amazing.

I think it really has to be broken down into two categories. "What technically makes a good photograph" and "What makes a good photograph to you?"

There was a thread by the member "Fear Drops" on the canon digital photography forums (any one tired of me referencing this place yet?) where he did a series of shots about how alcohol is evil and any and all alcohol leads to a person's down fall. He's like 17-19 and a lot of the images were his friends covered in fake blood and looking like zombies while waving around a corona bottle and a jack daniels bottle. The photography was awesome. It was technically great, but the subject itself and the message and mentality behind it really put a lot of people off, including me. Plus it looked more like an ad for zombies and alcohol rather than an anti alcohol series.

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