Photographer or an artist ?
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17-12-12, 08:06 PM
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Who said that? I said something about " it can be argued that getting the photo right in the camera, is an art." You do want to get a slide right in the camera, don't you? I never implied that film and slides cannot be art. I also mentioned Ansel Adams being an artist. He used film.
I also said: "... the person who takes a snapshot without giving it any thought, and leaves it at that, is a photographer and not an artist." I stand by that, whether it's film, slide or digital.
The comment that you made that I was responding to was
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.
That seemed to me to state as clearly as it could be that if all you do is press the button, you can't be an artist. After work (post processing) was essential to make the transition to artist. I simply thought that this was nonsense.
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