My head nodded for the fourth time. The speaker kept droning on and on and oooonnnn. He was reading from the slides in the Power Point presentation. What?? I thought they only did that in college with tenured professors. If I want to read something I’ll get the book. I really didn’t think it was possible for someone to make a photography program boring for me.
Think I’ll remember anything from that program?
I will! It’s just that the thing I’ll remember is to never go see that speaker again or buy any of his materials at any price.
Humor. It’s always good to help people get a message. And that brings me to the start of today’s photo/art quote from one of my heroes, Kermit the Frog. (listen to the song Rainbow Connection if you don’t think he’s one talented muppet!) at the bottom of this post.
How do you think of your photography? Do you think of it as art? As science? Do you think about it at all?
I feel photography is a tremendous visual art.
It preserves untold memories for families.
It is a major driver in the world of commerce attracting attention to products and businesses.
It hangs in places of business creating a sense of atmosphere.
It hangs in homes bringing regular and continued pleasure to the viewer.
It hangs in museums as art or recording of historic events.
I could go on and on and ooonnnn, but I won’t. Next time you pick up your camera think about it. Are you ‘Taking a picture.’? Or, are you creating a visual art?