Photography question! ?
Is a photograph an objective representation of reality (something not influenced by the biases and personal feelings of the photographer)? Or is it a subjective representation of reality (influenced by the thoughts, feelings, and biases of the photographer)? Provide examples that would support both of these concepts and analyze and explain them.
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
A photograph is not necessarily objective. It only includes things that a photographer wants to include. Further, a photographer can be creative, and make a photo of something that is not real. For example, a double exposure photograph can combine two different scenes that are not otherwise present in nature. You can use a double exposure for example to include Donald Trump and the Dalai Lama in the same photo even if they have never met. Also look at the photo below of cars moving on a freeway at night. Is it reality? You tell me.
- keerokLv 71 month ago
It's an essay. You can write anything about the topic and not get it wrong. You are grade on how you develop and discuss your thoughts.
- Anonymous1 month ago
What things are selected to be photograph and how can be as much an artistic decision as any other work. You need only to look at the photography of someone like Margaret Bourke-White to see what is possible. Often in her case it is the juxtaposition of images that give often ironic consequences - but none of it is accidental.
- SumiLv 71 month ago
A photo can be objective or subjective. I'm pretty sure you can figure out which types of photos are which.
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- Martin SLv 71 month ago
As the saying goes: In any photo there are at least two people: The photographer and the viewer, or to paraphrase Ansel Adams "My photos do not show reality but how I remember reality"
- snafuLv 71 month ago
Neither and both. It depends on what genre of photography you’re engaged in. That also informs how personal an attitude one brings to bear on the work.
- IridflareLv 71 month ago
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