Remembering Ansel Adams, born on this day, in 1902
You don’t take a photograph, you make it ~~ Ansel Adams
I believe this quote. I recently joined an art committee, a group of local painters. I paint too; so, I was invited to join.
When the subject of a “fine art show” was discussed, one of the members voiced the opinion that photography is not fine art. My photos were on a lower plane.
I don’t think so. I don’t think a good photographer takes a photo. He makes one. He sees the emotion, the subtle shadows or messages that many might miss.
Like a painting, it is composed the same way……in the artist’s mind. I believe photography is an art. Most photographers aspire to be within grasp of that plane of excellence Ansel trod each day.