View Poll Results: What is Photography To You?

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  • Art - expressions of feelings/emotions of the artist

    40 52.63%
  • A method of making pictures for documentation or for factual record/journalism/legal evidence

    28 36.84%
  • A means of recording family moments, life's moment

    42 55.26%
  • Mementos - making personalised 'souvenirs' of the places you have visited.

    21 27.63%
  • A money-spending hobby intending to achieve any of the above :P

    18 23.68%
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    Default What is photography to you?

    Came across an article on "Art and Photography" on the net: http://photography.about.com/library...y/aa021400.htm. Got me wondering: What is photography to you?
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    You may want to add one more option:

    "A livelihood"


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    Quote Originally Posted by yaoxing
    You may want to add one more option:

    "A livelihood"

    oops... left that out. Can I add it on now?

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    It's a hobby for me, something that I can enjoy, and relieve some tension, as well as capture moments in my kid's lives.

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    a kind of skill, a kind of expression

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    Photography is self-expression - how you tell the viewers your own unique views

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    Its a records of a moment that will never ever happen again ie time and space, hence, regardless of how good or bad a picture turns out, it is precious to the person who took it (must have meant something, else would not have taken the shot).
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teL
    Got me wondering: What is photography to you?
    how about all of the above??

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    Shoot, look, show, laugh, keep.

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    work, challenge, discovery, enjoyment !

    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    it's a way to express, to capture moments in life and to see what we don't see normally.

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    Well, in most cases photography actually makes you and Look/Study/Pay Attention to what's around you, true to the old saying " stop n smell the flowers".

    Applies to everyday life and especially true in Travel, without the urge to take pictures -
    your mind would never wonder "What a great looking place!"
    But instead "Where to Shop and what's for Lunch?"

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    photography is to tell the world how u feel at that point in time...to give a visual representation to your feeling n point of view...to share what u think is beautiful or unique ..like when the subject got lighted in a particularly pleasing manner...or when u see a wonderful composition

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