Friday, January 18, 2013

it's an art.

Today I saw an interesting comment by someone. It basically said that photography was not an art, and that is was all in the camera you own.

This person compared it to a frozen pizza. With the click of a button, it's done. You don't have to do any work.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold it. A frozen pizza?

Let me tell you. Photography is not easy, and your camera (whatever you may have named it), does not do all the work.

A good photo must have the proper lighting, framing, focus and that touch of creativity and imagination, which doesn't come from the camera.

Think of it this way. If you were an artist who draws things, than a good pencil will certainly improve your artwork. But that doesn't mean the pencil is doing everything.

Same with you and your pictures. A good camera will absolutely improve your photos, but it doesn't mean the camera is doing all the work.

Photography is an art, any way you put it.

There are so many wonderful photographers out there, and their photos aren't amazing just because of the camera they own.

So let this encourage us all to practice even more on our photography. And when you get discouraged (as we all do), just remember that someone thinks its like a frozen pizza. Maybe that will give you a boost of determination, or maybe it will just make you laugh. :)

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

5 chatty people:

Kennedy said...

Great post Kathy! I totally agree with you. And the frozen pizza simile made me laugh. Obviously that person has never taken a good picture. I actually did a photo shoot of my three year old sister today and was thinking about how great my pictures turned out and how that is the only type of art I am good at. Then, I log on and read this post. What a coincidence. Photography IS most definitely an art, and for sure not the easiest one out there. Thanks for posting!

Kathryn said...

You are welcome!!
Aw, that's awesome. I love having photo shoots Witt my siblings. Keep up the good work!

Elizabeth said...

Great post! Very inspring. Yes, I know what you mean, about the artist. My dad is. You may have the best paper and pencil money can buy, but it's what you put into that counts. On the other hand, you might have some trouble using conctruction paper and school pencils. LOL :P

<3 Elizabeth

Katherine said...

Agreed! =)

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