Photography As An Art -
Photography As An Art
Posted 25 Nov 2019 04:52 PM


There are endless debates about whether we can consider photography as an art, or it is only the source of its achievement, all the same as, for example, canvas and paint? You can create real works of art with them, but it is likely possible to “build” the business.

To confidently talk about whether photography is art, we need to figure out, what photography and art are. One main part is a skill you develop became your passion and passion is not less than the art.

Photographer in the modern world is not only a creative person but also a kind of businessperson. It cannot be any grand event possible without a high-quality photo session. Photography is in demand and brings a good income.

Everyone, who loves photography and admires the masterpieces of professionals, himself creates qualitative unique works and does not set for himself the goal to sell his creation. The answer is obvious: photography is an art. We will discern the formation of photography and aspects of photography, on which we can consider it as an art in an essay about photography.

Let's talk about the birth of Photography, during the birth of photography the opinion in the aesthetics prevailed, that only man-made products can be considered as art.

The image of reality, which was obtained with the help of technical physical and chemical methods, could not even pretend for such status. Although first photographers, which gravitated to the artistry of images, showed considerable compositional ingenuity in the image of reality, photography did not fit into the system of social values and priorities for a long time.

In the first years after its appearance, the public opinion and experts attributed photography from different fields of culture to the number of funny things.

Photography has the following aspects, which show that it is some kind of art:
• documentarian;
• photojournalism;
• selection of color, art style, figurative language, genre;
• presence of talented photographer-artist;
• availability of critics.

Looking at the photography from the artistic side, we need to stay on its documentary nature. Photography includes in itself a figurative portrait of the contemporary and momentary press photos (the document) and photo reports.

Photojournalism has its roots with documentary, which is a common feature of photographic art. However, this property is used differently, depending on the task. In those cases, when it comes to photo chronicle - fair, exhaustive, precise information about the event – the personality of the author’s shot is not seen.

Some aspects of photography as a form of art are manifested in the choice of color, artistic style, genre, visual language. Color is one of the most important components of contemporary photography.

The art style is a particular problem in the theory and practice of photography. It is easy to see as the presence and absence of art style in photography.

Art of photography requires a photographer-artist. He needs careful selectivity and special personal “vision”, which allows distinguishing worthy of attention from the outside, casual, part-time.

Some of my friends are in the same field of photography and all of them have the same opinion that criticism plays an important role in the development of photographic art.

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