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Feb 7, 2019 16:16:40   #
Vince68 (a regular here)
 
Here is a link to a short video by Matt Granger titled "What is Photography, Really?"

https://mattgranger.com/tutorials/item/1168-what-is-photography-really

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Feb 7, 2019 21:19:10   #
AndyH
 
Very nice video!

I like Matt Grainger, and I especially like the way he emphasizes that the process involves everything from holding and using the camera to developing the image in PP.

The fact is, most of us enjoy both the visual and the tactile process of holding a camera and using it to craft an image. And certain cameras and systems are more pleasurable for some than for others.

Personally, I equally love the processes of visualizing an image in an SLR that fits my hands, and whose controls fall naturally to hand, as well as those of composing in a 6x6 viewfinder screen, a 35mm viewfinder, or a 4x5 groundglass on a tripod. The click of a shutter, whether a DSLR or a purring Compur at a slow speed, is "the music of the spheres". Making the exposure is a sensual and beautiful experience.

Developing the image is equally satisfying - and that can include elaborate digital PP, watching a print come to life in a tray, or even watching a Polaroid slowly come to life.

The process is the joy, the ability to be creative even if one lacks the hand-eye coordination to create one's vision with brush or chisel.

This video expresses it as well as any I've seen. Thanks for sharing it!

Andy

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Feb 7, 2019 23:00:54   #
Vince68 (a regular here)
 
AndyH wrote:
Very nice video!

I like Matt Grainger, and I especially like the way he emphasizes that the process involves everything from holding and using the camera to developing the image in PP.

The fact is, most of us enjoy both the visual and the tactile process of holding a camera and using it to craft an image. And certain cameras and systems are more pleasurable for some than for others.

Personally, I equally love the processes of visualizing an image in an SLR that fits my hands, and whose controls fall naturally to hand, as well as those of composing in a 6x6 viewfinder screen, a 35mm viewfinder, or a 4x5 groundglass on a tripod. The click of a shutter, whether a DSLR or a purring Compur at a slow speed, is "the music of the spheres". Making the exposure is a sensual and beautiful experience.

Developing the image is equally satisfying - and that can include elaborate digital PP, watching a print come to life in a tray, or even watching a Polaroid slowly come to life.

The process is the joy, the ability to be creative even if one lacks the hand-eye coordination to create one's vision with brush or chisel.

This video expresses it as well as any I've seen. Thanks for sharing it!

Andy
Very nice video! br br I like Matt Grainger, and ... (show quote)


Hi Andy,

Glad you liked the video. I thought what he presented was well said. I too enjoy the post processing aspect as well. As he said, everyone has a different thought process, whatever that may be, and the end result of that process that starts with choosing a camera system, the visualization and image capture, through PP is what they use to deliver the final result, their vision of what they captured during the entire process.

Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts.

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Feb 8, 2019 17:51:47   #
G Brown
 
A Great Wake up call....
For me, Photography is the 'doing' just like woodwork is all about the hands on making.
After 30 years of being a chef, creating for others to enjoy!! My hobbies are all about 'the effort to make 'rather than' working to other peoples expectation'.

Having Fun involves action.....an image isn't 'fun'.

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