I don't know if this is a stupid question, this just came across my mind.
Imagine a photo of a dog yawning.
Someone could say that is a very good photo as it is taken just at the right moment, from a perfect angle (eg. level with the dog) and it has a shallow depth of field focusing on its face.
Someone else might dislike it because unfortunately the dog is ugly.
So from that example I could say people look at the following elements when judging a photo (but I could be wrong):
- The timing (if it's taken at the right moment)
- The angle it's taken from (composition?)
- DOF (composition?)
- The subject (eg. whether the dog is pretty)
I am interested to know what experts think the elements you look at when judging whether a photo is a good photo.
Thanks in advance for your comments.