If you are new to photography, but you are interested in embracing it as a hobby, congratulations! Photography is an immensely enjoyable pastime that you’ll be able to enjoy and share with the people around you.
What is Photography?
Photography and painting are the same. Each allows you to make your imagination tangible. The difference is that painters can work completely from imagination, although most of us work from life as a starting point. Both can take lifetimes to master the skills to render imaginations exactly as we intend. With inkjet printing, they are identical in that each of us is using tools to apply our imagination as physical colours to flat media, often canvas.
The confusion is that photography is much easier for a layman to use and create what looks like a technically passable, sharp and well-exposed image. As most beginners discover instantly, simply having the best tools and technically sharp images doesn’t get the glorious, passion-inspiring results they intended.
Painters and other artists often pick up any simple camera and make excellent images fast because they understand visualisation, composition and lighting, and immediately apply basic adjustments to change brightness and to optimize colours.
Artists know they have to drive the camera and make strong changes to basic controls to get their look. Beginner photographers are usually afraid to do anything other than exactly what they think to be the rules. There are no rules other than to make your images look the way you want them to.
Non-artists who want to be photographers often take much longer, if ever, to create decent images because they have been misled into worrying too much about trivial issues like noise and lens sharpness instead of real issues of light, colour, composition and gesture. Want to learn photography? Study painting.
Unskilled attempts at photography and painting are equally nasty; it’s just that it’s less obvious to laymen what’s wrong with a bad photo.
Photographers and painters both can be a little freer with their imaginations, but now with Photoshop, photographers also can make their imaginations tangible.
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