Why do You Take photographs
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10-12-10, 04:34 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
There's a streak of creativity in nearly everybody and I'm sure many people would like to be able to draw or paint.... but decided that photography may be their way to at least create a picture. Then they get hooked on photography for its own sake (and not as a 'substitute') and just stick with it. Many people in the past must have picked up a film camera and struggled with the sheer logistics of developing and printing - and then lost their interest. But I think that many more people 'stick with' photography nowadays because, with digital, the 'craft' doesn't get in the way of 'creativity' quite as much as in the past.
Perhaps a few too many generalisations there, and I expect some people take up photography, find they like it and then give painting and drawing a go. And many more that start taking pictures when a new family members arrives - and find they're hooked!
Whatever the film 'die-hards' say, digital photography has so many benefits to creativity - most importantly in getting instant results for their experimentation.
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