Are video game grabs/screenshots ever to be considered photography?

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Questions thread
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Pat Curley Contributing Member • Posts: 857
Re: Are video game grabs/screenshots ever to be considered photography?

I agree with you.   To me, photographs are made by recording light, either on film or with an image sensor.   It requires some artistic endeavour in terms of composition etc and technical competence in terms of choosing exposure etc, even if this only means setting the selector to automatic.   A screengrab does not fit into this definition.

The attached image was also 'created' as a screengrab - How many people out of 100 would consider it to be a photograph?

Pat C

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