On Photographers Capturing vs Creating Images

ISO 400, 1/100th f2.8

ISO 400, 1/100th f2.8

The image above is something that I created. I didn’t capture it. Bec Fordyce and I collaborated together to create the image. Yes, there’s a difference and it’s a big difference. Photographers can generally be categorized as artists–and they indeed are because the craft requires a creative skill and foresight to understand how something will look before it’s rendered on film, wet plates or on a camera sensor.

But photographers also need to have a clear distinction and self awareness of what exactly they’re doing.

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