what is real photography

Kuwait
April 9, 2007 1:48pm CST
for me real photography means preserving the images of a certain things or subject in a certain time and store or keep to remember and help other know what is story behind a certain images or subject.
5 responses
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
for me photography is when you participate on capturing a piece of time and putting it on a capsule( photograph ) and letting people see what you have done and taken from what things beautiful or not. i think photography is the art of taking photographs.
@feris0604 (303)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 07
Well, all of you are very much correct in the definition of photography. It preserves, and tells a story. I think photography is also a sharing. Nobody takes a picture and keeps it sealed in a safety box for centuries, right?
@Erinlpx (179)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I know I'm double posting here, but I want to expand on what I said. Listen to what you've said in your topic: "for me real photography means preserving the images of a certain things or subject in a certain time and store or keep to remember and help other know what is story behding a certain images or subject" Isn't that what everyone does who picks up a camera? When my husband and I are on vacation, and I take pictures of him, of the place we visit, us together ... if I see a really pretty bird in the tree outside, or deer wandering in my yard and snap a few pictures of them ... If I'm out there with a really expensive camera, all the lenses, lights, attachments and take them home to my own private dark room to develop them* ... is that any more "real" than the family who don't have much money, but by a disposable camera to take pictures of their daughter playing on a swing? The point I'm trying to illustrate here, is to me, "photography" is the result of picking up a camera and taking a picture. Some are better than others at it, some have the technical knowledge that others don't, some have equipment that others can't afford - but I don't think you can discount their talent based on that. Am I making sense here? Anybody can be a photographer. How far are you willing to go to develop your talent for it? Well that's just up to you.
• India
9 Apr 07
You are correct about the concept of photography that you bear. But real photography is not void of the art. It is actually the art to preserve things and moments in still. I am lover of good photography, and like experimenting with it a lot. My 1.3 mp camera in the mobile is the tool that I use, but I know it is not sufficient to give me quality photos. Someday I will buy a good quality digital camera.
@Erinlpx (179)
• United States
9 Apr 07
There's no way for me to answer that. I am not a photographer, though someday I would like to be. I've seen some "professional" shots that turned out like crap, and I've seen pictures from a kid's 35mm point-and-shoot turn out beautifully. I think like all expressions of art - it's up to the beholder, and to be appreciated, not defined.