Is Photography An Art Essay

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‘What is photography?’ may sound like an easy question to answer but if we try to answer this question, the potential replies may fill a complete photography book. The fact is that photography means different things to different people. Photography is such a part of our lives now that it would be beyond our understanding to think of a world without it. We probably couldn’t think of going on holiday or on a wedding, watching the children grow up without the camera. We are bombarded and flooded by images constantly, by newspapers, magazines, advertisements, as well as the television and internet, yet we have a desire for more. A photograph conveys, in a way no words can, a sense of the mystery and beauty of life, nature, and the achievements…show more content…
Both these controls have a farther influence on visual results. Shutter time alters the way movement is recorded, blurred or frozen; lens aperture alters the depth of subject that is shown in focus at one time (depth of field). We need a viewfinder, focusing screen or electronic viewing screen for aiming the camera and composing.
Is photography an Art?
So often it is debated “Is photography an Art?” Some say, taking a photograph of something does not create art – it merely captures something that already exists. Whether we realize it or not, when we look at a photograph, we are looking at a real scene, but simultaneously we are also looking and experiencing at how the photographer chose to compose it in order to make a piece of art. Every photograph, if we look at in third eye, it tells us a story. To create a photograph, it is not enough just to take an image of something. But it is very important that every picture should narrate something to its viewers.
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Sometimes an object which would have never caught anyone’s eye in the real world can be photographed in such a way that it makes a statement and becomes an art. This is where the photographer’s skill comes into play, and this is where photography crosses the line into
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