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post #11 of Old 04-30-2015, 05:32 PM
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I know this is an old thread however I am going to interject anyway.

After reading this I am under the impression that you are wanting to find photographs to draw or paint and are frustrated because of the artistic license (or copyrighting) of so many photographs and that you are required to get permission before you can paint them? Is that where you are going with the initial post?

I understand your frustration for sure but must also interject that as someone who does amateur photography it does take a great deal of time, effort and expense to produce a decent photograph. The time and effort those photographers put into getting a photograph is sometimes above and beyond what the person looking at the picture could ever imagine. They have every single right to copyright their work and have a say as to what is done with it.

I do believe photography IS a form of art and expression and I know that it takes a great deal more skill and time than a lot of people give it credit for.



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post #12 of Old 05-07-2015, 11:56 AM
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Just imagine if the Wright brothers were an accountant and an attorney.
"What is this going to cost?"
"People flying through the air? ...What if they fall off, or get hurt, or get killed?"

Thank goodness they took on their challenge without worrying about those things.

Imagine if Kieth Richards had anticipated the fallout from "Sympathy for the Devil" and decided recording the song just wasnt worth the possibility of hurting someones feelings.

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post #13 of Old 09-10-2015, 09:29 AM
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Hi!

Here are some links that I consider photo art. What do you think?

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post #14 of Old 10-21-2015, 10:40 AM
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Is art becauseeeeee that https://www.facebook.com/ThomasDoddPhotography ..... orrrrr thaaat
https://www.facebook.com/brookeshadenphotography and the examples can go on...
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post #15 of Old 10-21-2015, 04:36 PM
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I myself have been a photographer for many decades. At some levels its a very craftsmanship thing. You choose your subject, your lense, the light, filters, etc. You snap the button & there it is. Most of the time, folks just run around snapping whatever the camera catches, like a butterfly net. No creativity, just a love of what they're catching. The latter is not art. Argue all you want.
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A couple of my favorite quotes from Ansel Adams

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“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.” – Ansel Adams
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“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” – Ansel Adams
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post #17 of Old 11-12-2015, 12:48 PM
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I think it is considered art because there is an art to taking good photos.
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post #18 of Old 01-08-2016, 10:05 AM
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Its an analysis of reality as someone above mention. And a legitimate form of expression. Plus it can be an assembled, constructed scene, (rather than something passive) using props and chosen backgrounds for example. So why not.
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post #19 of Old 01-08-2016, 01:03 PM
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In my mind it has the ABILITY to become a form of art but mostly, its just pushing buttons & capturing butterflies. One can use technology combined with the ability to change & create or one can point & shoot. One's creative, the other not. Just cuz a photo makes you feel sumthin is not art... To me. But do I try to force my beliefs upon others? Duhhh... Nope. Do I get riled by "point & shooters" acting like their work is equal to mine? You betcha!
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In my mind it has the ABILITY to become a form of art but mostly, its just pushing buttons & capturing butterflies. One can use technology combined with the ability to change & create or one can point & shoot. One's creative, the other not. Just cuz a photo makes you feel sumthin is not art... To me. But do I try to force my beliefs upon others? Duhhh... Nope. Do I get riled by "point & shooters" acting like their work is equal to mine? You betcha!
Sounds like digital art but the term is point and click.
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