Photographer or an artist ?
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17-12-12, 04:33 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: St. Petersburg. FL.
Originally Posted by
Sean N Photography
So would you call yourself a photographer or an artist
or a combination of the 2 ?
I think it depends on what you do with the photo after it's been taken. A photographer is one who takes the photo. The artist post-processes it to improve it. Ansel Adams took photos but he processed them in his darkroom afterward. I think he earned the right to be recognized as an artist as well as a photographer.
It may be easier for us to post-process our photos with editing software but it's still an art. Even so, it can be argued that getting the photo right in the camera, is an art.
In summary I'd say that the person who takes a snapshot without giving it any thought, and leaves it at that, is a photographer and not an artist.
"If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time."
~ Robert Doisneau
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