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    Re: Are you a photographer or an artist?

    Art is simply put as.

    art1
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    • 1.
      the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.





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    And an artist.

    artist
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    • 1.
      a person who creates paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby.

      You could also add, someone who creates a photo regardless of genre.



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    Re: Are you a photographer or an artist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flugelbinder View Post
    So, I guess we can exclude photojournalism as a form of art. An artist takes time to prepare - arrange - the image he wants to depict; a photojournalist gets what he/she can...
    Introduction to Photojournalism

    Photojournalism emerged in the late 1920s and can be broadly defined as a spontaneous and topical photographic narrative of human events. Though the best images in this genre blend informative content with emotional impact, journalistic value holds pride of place over aesthetic quality. This is because photojournalism has its roots in news delivery and strives to maintain as objective a record as possible. There are many laws around journalistic integrity, despite the ongoing philosophical debates regarding the possibility of pure objectivity. Despite this key way in which photojournalism differs from other photographic arts, it has gained increasing acceptance as a fine art since the late 1970s, with gallery shows and museum exhibitions. Luc Delahaye and Chien-Chi Chang are just a few examples of celebrated photojournalists. Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose photo Behind the Gare St. Lazare has been called the greatest photograph of the 20th century, is held as the father of modern photojournalism. He is known for his candid shots of powerful moments that seem to suspend time. Having an ever-ready, small, light camera and always being on the look-out for decisive moments has become a hallmark of photojournalists. And as technology offers smaller, faster, lighter, and more memory-packed devices, as well as lap tops, publishing one's photos from remote locations can be almost instantaneous. However, the golden days of big, glossy prints in Time magazine are over. The field is rapidly changing, leaving photojournalists to explore new ways of interpreting events, being published, and making names for themselves.

  4. #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post

    Are all "photojournalists" artists? Not by a long shot. But to exclude it as a form of art would be as ignorant as saying... well, you said that in another thread.
    Again with the name calling... Is that what you do with everyone that disagrees with you???
    " It is not the strongest of the species, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. " - Charles Darwin




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    Re: Are you a photographer or an artist?

    1.
    the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

    1.
    a person who creates paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby.

    Yup, photography is definitely an art form...
    " It is not the strongest of the species, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. " - Charles Darwin




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    Re: Are you a photographer or an artist?

    Getting a shot in the spur of the moment is an art form all by it's self. Not everyone can do it and get a great photo. I had the pleasure of meeting Charles Porter many years ago and hearing him speak at a meeting I was at. His shot of the fireman carrying a small child is one that I will not forget. It is art.

    Lopresti: Thunder revive Oklahoma City, but 1995 bombing remembered

    The image of firefighter Chris Fields holding the dying infant Baylee Almon won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1996.Two people, Lester LaRue and Charles Porter, standing just three feet apart took almost the same image yet it was Charles Porter’s image that won the Pulitzer.


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    Are you a photographer or an artist?
    Quote Originally Posted by Flugelbinder View Post
    So, I guess we can exclude photojournalism as a form of art. An artist takes time to prepare - arrange - the image he wants to depict; a photojournalist gets what he/she can... And here, we can also include landscape, or architecture photography - yes, even Ansel Adams - ... Those are just images... Some amazing and with an incredible monetary value, but just an image that was there for anyone to take... They just captured what was there.
    I also happen to disagree with you, Flugelbinder. I consider artists/photographers to be something akin to first responders....they are quickly able to assess a situation and apply whatever measures are necessary to render the best outcome. As in the case of photojournalists, usually they don't have many options to set the stage so to speak--quite often they need to use what they are given and make the best of it. A skilled photojournalist will be able to quickly decide the best DOF, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and any other technical aspects as well as where to stand and wind up with a beautiful piece of art. In other words, a skilled artist/photographer will take a bunch of lemons and make some delicious lemonade!

    As for your comment about Ansel Adams, I certainly consider him to be an artist. Sure the scene is there for anyone to capture. I once read where someone went along with Ansel and photographed the same scene. When the guy saw Ansel's final image, he was stunned and said the scene didn't look like that. It's because Ansel applied artistry to the image--similar to what we can do with post processing in today's world.

    And personally I don't consider time to be a factor in whether something is determined to be art or not. Here's an example of an artist who paints a stunning canvas in just a few minutes. Well, perhaps you won't consider it to be art, but I wouldn't mind having the final art work hanging in my home!

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    My take,, is let the outside label you, and not the other way around. In time,, I suppose your body of work will decide
    if you are a photographer, an artist, or both.

    I take photos, because I enjoy the practice of photography,, and well,, my eye is my own,, and the edits, is as I
    choose, so that the end results are uniquely mine which I freely share with others,,

    laughs (oh, prints cost extra)

    So pursue your passions, wherever they may lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flugelbinder View Post
    Again with the name calling... Is that what you do with everyone that disagrees with you???
    It's not what I do when someone disagrees with me, it's an accurate portrayal of someone who offhandedly and matter of factly pushes aside something that many have devoted their lives to, with little to no justification, ignoring (i.e. same root word) all evidence to the contrary. Ignoring all such evidence, while it is plentiful, categorizes a person as ignorant. If you feel differently then perhaps one needs to do more than just be offhandedly dismissive and finite when wiping a recognized art form off the face of the earth?
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    The imitator is a poor kind of creature. If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. Ė James McNeill Whistler

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    Quote Originally Posted by stmv View Post
    My take,, is let the outside label you, and not the other way around. In time,, I suppose your body of work will decide
    if you are a photographer, an artist, or both.

    I take photos, because I enjoy the practice of photography,, and well,, my eye is my own,, and the edits, is as I
    choose, so that the end results are uniquely mine which I freely share with others,,

    laughs (oh, prints cost extra)

    So pursue your passions, wherever they may lead.
    I like this a lot! I simply believe that it takes an enormous ego and a complete lack of humility to one consider oneself an artist...
    " It is not the strongest of the species, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. " - Charles Darwin






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