Gear freak or artist?
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23-02-10, 04:25 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Thanks peeps for the input, makes good reading and I hope I havent offended with my terminology! (or spelling!!!)
Do you think it would be fair of me to suggest that the "art" of photography is not discussed as much as it should be and that because of this pace of change it is getting overlooked in terms of its importance in image making?
From the responses I have read, it would suggest to me that equipment still "rules" as there hasnt been much talk of what inspires us to go and take great pictures, how we can get these creative juices flowing.
I raise this subject because when I studied photography, we would learn our technique and equipment, but then the priority would move to the aesthetic and creativity of our artform. Discussion would be about context and content, contrast in terms of its content not tonal range and how changing the values of tone imparts mood and feeling. These important subjects are getting overlooked these days I feel and would maybe lay the blame on the rapid pace of technology overshadowing this issue. Images to me seem to merging into products of technology and I am finding it hard to see a character coming out in images that reflects that persons "style".
Is this because if digital technology? or is it because technology is not giving chance for these styles to develop?
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