Is Photography a Thing ?

1-1-IMG_5524.JPGToday 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 “

  1. an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to.
  2. 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

Regards Stephen

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