Today I am posing the question what is photography? Is Photography a thing or is it a process or a technology what is it really.
Is it an art form because the photographer creates an image from nothing but an idea , then chooses what will be seen in the frame as well as the lighting will it be dark or light , will it be colour or black and white. Is this what an artist does when they paint a picture?
Or is it more of a process, like making a shirt , first your come up with a design , collar or no collar , short sleeve long sleeve etc. then you choose the fabric natural or synthetic , the color and pattern then someone sews it all together.
Or is it technology electronic signals captured and stored, transmitted and printed to produce a picture
The dictionary says this about a “Thing “
- an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to.
- an inanimate material object as distinct from a living sentient being.
So are any closer to understanding what photography is , to my way of thinking it’s all that and more I throw in to the mix passion , dedication , innovation, determination and I sure you can add to the list many more.
For me personally it’s a real thing a part of my life , what about you is photography a thing in your life?
Have fun experiencing this “Thing” called photography