Saturday, September 20, 2008

Is Photography Dead?

I believe that some elements of photography are dead. Like the Newsweek article mentioned "photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest." I think in some aspects the "easy" photos have been taken and by easy I don't mean they lack artistic qualities. You can no longer become well known for your photos of a family picnic or opening Christmas presents. Those types of photos are found mostly in every household today. A viewer can only look at a picture and pictures that are similar for a certain amount of time. It is in most human natures to want a variety and so with that desire new and more creative pictures need to be taken, to satisfy the viewer. Now a days, with everything being digital, photography has been opened up to a whole new world of possibilities. With technology changing doesn't pictures need to as well?

-Laura LaVergne

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