Photographer or an artist ?
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17-12-12, 08:11 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: St. Petersburg. FL.
Originally Posted by
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.
Elsewhere, I said taking a photo
"without any thought..."
That makes my position clear, but perhaps you missed that. Casual snapping of photos with no thought often results in heads being chopped off, etc. That is not art!
"If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time."
~ Robert Doisneau
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