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

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dreemer Regular Member • Posts: 344
Re: I like the term "make a photograph!"

John1940 wrote:

Paul Farace wrote:

it conveys some amount of thought and control over the output...

I have a dear friend who after years of correcting her, still says "you take nice pitchers!"

Are these vessels that contain liquids or important baseball players?

Oh well...   she like the images that I make!  

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

I wonder about "making a photograph" in most instances.

So, do I get credit for "making" a picture?

No, because although an improvement you only made a variation of the photographers creation.

Imho, to be credited with making the picture, you would have had to process the exposed undeveloped negative (the capture) through to the final print, once the negative has been altered by processing/development the person who altered it has greatest claim on the final image.

The same doesn’t hold true for digital as any number of persons could take an identical copy of a raw file and create their own jpg or print.


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