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    I wonder as a photographer, will make him as an artist as well? As we look into the viewfinder, focus and press the shutter, the picture was taken. But will he have the patient to draw out one by one, line by line and make the picture turn out as nice as the photo.
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    A definite yes but bear in mind not everyone who takes pictures are photographers.

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    Patience as an artist does not equate to passion as a photographer. A strange question. Will a patient nurse has the patience to lay bricks for a building? It is completely different.

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    Default Re: Can a photographer be an artist?

    Photography = making graphics with light
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    yes... buy a CCD Sensor brush... you can paint wonders after that...
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    Definitely!!! YES

    You compose, you choose what is in or out of the picture. You decide whether it's high key, low key... You decide the angle...

    It just goes on...

    Read my take line... "With light I paint...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenji
    I wonder as a photographer, will make him as an artist as well? As we look into the viewfinder, focus and press the shutter, the picture was taken. But will he have the patient to draw out one by one, line by line and make the picture turn out as nice as the photo.
    This is about as stupid a question it can get. And if it came from a photographer, it would be down right rediculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ob1canob
    A definite yes but bear in mind not everyone who takes pictures are photographers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenji
    I wonder as a photographer, will make him as an artist as well? As we look into the viewfinder, focus and press the shutter, the picture was taken. But will he have the patient to draw out one by one, line by line and make the picture turn out as nice as the photo.
    Photographer also uses brush leh - the rubber blower type mah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Photographer also uses brush leh - the rubber blower type mah.
    Walau again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Photographer also uses brush leh - the rubber blower type mah.
    nowadays also got the more expensive brush for photographer liao lor...

    Artist - black resin brush
    Photographer - Blower cum brush...

    Artist upgrade to Rabbit Tail Brush
    Photographer - Visible Dust Brush...

    and the ink we use for coating also not cheap wor...
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    can we be abit more serious?
    spending more time on a work does not give you more integrity as an artist. A movie which took 5 years to produce is not any better than one that took a week, based on time alone.
    There are many many artists who have gone on to use the camera as their main tool. Pick up a book on contemporary art and you'll get a sense of it.

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    A photographer is an artist,

    painting lights and shadows by using his camera as paintbrush, onto the film as his canvas.

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    Photography is an Art, but not all photographers are artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    A photographer is an artist,

    painting lights and shadows by using his camera as paintbrush, onto the film as his canvas.
    Apply Photoshop Artisitc Filter e.g. Watercolour to photos can?

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    Default Re: Can a photographer be an artist?

    Can a artist be a photographer then. No, they see things differently or rather we don't see eye to eye, whatever that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Apply Photoshop Artisitc Filter e.g. Watercolour to photos can?
    Cannnnnnnnnn! why not?

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    Default Re: Can a photographer be an artist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Photography is an Art, but not all photographers are artists.

    No, no, no, no,
    some are cameras and lenses collectors,
    some like to compare this camera or lenses to other camera ro lenses,
    some like to see pretty girls only,
    and they happen to know how to take pictures.

    and some people also know how to take pictures, but only do it for money.(people like me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    No, no, no, no,
    some are cameras and lenses collectors,
    some like to compare this camera or lenses to other camera ro lenses,
    some like to see pretty girls only,
    and they happen to know how to take pictures.

    and some people also know how to take pictures, but only do it for money.(people like me)
    Please let me add on...

    some don't know how to take pictures, but they do it for money. (Videographer like me).

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