Joined: 24 Apr 2000
|Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2001 9:36 pm
Originally posted by Plouffe:
PLs dont tell me what you think that i am not seeing, its exactly like saying you're right and im wrong.
You mean putting words in your mouth like you just did to me? I carefully said "I think..." if you read my post.
I know what you're getting at. Anyone with a camera can snap off shots and produce a photograph, whereas a painting takes allot more prepwork. God knows I've know way too many amateur photographers who thought they were good. Personally, I'm impressed most by images that are constructed, and I find film at least as difficult in terms of controlling seperate elements. Turn on a light and Whamo, there goes your balance.
On an artistic level, I think photography is just different than painting. The technical part of rendering is done for you, so what you have left is what to put on a frame, which is ultimately what I feel is important in art.
Anyway, to each his own I guess...thanks for jousting