John Lui on bringing photography into focus

Studios take a long shot when they support their photographers' botched images

There is something about photography that gets people worked up. Never in the history of art forms has so much scorn been poured out by so many over so few images.

Everyone these days has a camera in his pocket and has snapped a few shots, so everyone feels his opinion about the quality of a picture is as valid as anyone else's.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 19, 2018, with the headline 'Bringing photography into focus'. Print Edition | Subscribe