The Next Big Picture

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Biro, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
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  2. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

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    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Ivor
    I'm a wee bit confused by this.
    If one makes pictures with a pen or a pencil then it's a drawing.
    If one makes pictures with a brush and pigment then it's a painting.
    If one makes pictures with inks and engraved plates then it's an etching.
    If one makes pictures with a camera then they're photographs.

    Is it just me or does anyone else think that if one wants to make images without a camera then perhaps it should be known as something other than a photograph?

    Just musing aloud...
     
  3. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Yes, to me these other methods of digital image creation may, in fact, be perfectly legitimate forms of art and expression. But they are not photography.
     
  4. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

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    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Ivor
    Aye, I'm with you there. Most of us have done and some still do film photography but the method for capturing images has moved on and I embrace it. What's the point of going back to pinhole style photography or trying to reinvent the wheel? Perhaps as a novelty but surely not as an art form? Or am I simply missing some greater narrative point? {sigh}