quick wrote:isn't the effort part of the point in a lot of photography? i mean, convenience is not something you associate with good photography
I dont think so.
A good photograph should tell a story, should have a story. IMO.
Its all about being in the right place, at the right time. For a second, or for a day. I worked with a landscape photographer who would set up with location scout and assistant in the morning and just wait until the light was right and then shoot. That could take days.
And then other people manage to capture something which is completely random, which couldn't be composed, and thats just luck. It's still good photography though.