Why I HATE the term "capture" for taking a photo...

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Richard Veteran Member • Posts: 4,858
Re: Oh please

jess shudup wrote:

Richard wrote:

Dreemer wrote:

Paul Farace wrote:

Maybe I am not looking at it the right way...   input?

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Holding a camera, any camera, reduces my blood pressure, calms my nerves, and gives me a sense of opportunity!

I think Creation would be a more realistic description than Capture.

Creation encompasses the whole process from start to finish, (wherever you start, wherever you finish). As i see it Capture is one part of the creation, the Capture being the stored data in the raw file or the unprocessed negative.


You take a picture of creation. It was created, you only captured a tiny piece of it. You may edit your picture just as a farmer might farm his crops, but he did not create them, at best he augmented the process by supplying more consistent water, fertilizer or even pest control but had no hand in the creative processes.

As a photographer you create nothing. You capture an image. Even if you manipulate it you did not create it. It was already created. IMHO

"As a photographer you create nothing."  WTF?

I'm not living my life as the photographic-equivalent of a Court Reporter.
I create my images- they didn't exist until I made them.

But someone could take the camera and make the same picture. I would say in that case the camera makes the picture. It does not create anything, it make a copy using a digital representation of what is already there.

Make pictures of things that aren't there...

That would be creating.

So in photoshop you could create something. But is editing something that already exist, is that creating. Debatable I suppose.

Sort of like taking snippes of a song that was created and creating another song from someone elses copywrited material, are you really creating something or are you manipulating something that is already been there (not that it would not be considered a creative process)

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