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Photography Exposure

Posted on 2008.11.02 at 01:38


(Anonymous) at 2008-11-04 06:14 (UTC) (Link)

Every Picture Tells A Story

I think quality has been absolutely subverted by convenience (although saying so makes me sound like an old fart). This discrepancy also applies to audible material, but to a lesser extent.
On the one hand, modern technology has provided amateurs with powerful tools like imaging software. An experienced photographer could also tell you how much time is spent in the darkroom to produce such wondrous images. Yet, what does it say about our contemporary society when the concept of quality is relegated to a museum?
-- ggreen
charlesofcamden at 2008-11-04 06:51 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Every Picture Tells A Story

I wonder if similar thoughts were expressed a century ago when cameras became widely available. The worlds of painting and illustration were forever changed at that point because one no longer needed to have artistic skills to record an image. Anybody could point and click, regardless of whether the image was "worth" capturing or whether the composition of the image was balanced.

I'm also reminded of the words Joni Mitchell wrote so long ago: "They took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum. And they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em..." I guess she was ahead of her time.
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