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Isaac

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Re: Take or create a photograph.
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2015, 11:14:49 AM »

You don't take a photograph, you make it.

My guess is that has become more a matter of choice, as photographic equipment has become (in many ways) less of a constraint.

"You don't make an image like this. You don't make a day with an incredible storm, graphic waves. I just managed to take a few frames before the man walked away."
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Re: Take or create a photograph.
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2015, 11:10:48 AM »

Isaac,

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My guess is that has become more a matter of choice...

My guess is that Ansel Adams did not consider it a matter of choice at all.
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Isaac

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Re: Take or create a photograph.
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2015, 12:34:48 PM »

As-before, I don't think that was independent from the constraints imposed by the photographic equipment available, when Ansel Adams was becoming a photographer.
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AreBee

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Re: Take or create a photograph.
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2015, 08:16:32 AM »

Isaac,

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As-before, I don't think that was independent from the constraints imposed by the photographic equipment available, when Ansel Adams was becoming a photographer.

We cannot know for certain what Ansel Adams meant. We can be certain that in this age of fewer photographic equipment contraints, Ansel Adams remains one of, if not the most celebrated landscape photographers in the world.
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Isaac

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Re: Take or create a photograph.
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2015, 12:28:50 PM »

We can be certain that in this age of fewer photographic equipment contraints, Ansel Adams remains one of, if not the most celebrated landscape photographers in the world.

That's no excuse for anachronism.
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Re: Take or create a photograph.
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2015, 01:50:04 PM »

Isaac,

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That's no excuse for anachronism.

Do you consider my comment to be an example of anachronism?
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Re: Take or create a photograph.
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2015, 03:53:42 PM »

As far as I understand Ansel Adams saw the printmaking with his highly skilled and elaborate dodging and burning as a key aspect of his photographic art, hence "making a photograph".

Today we have almost limitless post-processing possibilities so there's no clear line between photography and graphic arts. I think this makes "creating a photograph" sound quite suspicious, like it's about manipulation. As I find the documentary aspect important in my own photography, I would avoid using "creating a photograph" to describe how I work.
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