January 1, 2016
Wedding Photography – Occupation or Art
Wedding Photography as all professions it requires an experience and knowledge that is based off on practice and time. It doesn’t only limit itself to only taking photos. Very important is the editing too, which can be extremely time-consuming. In order to ensure the high quality of the photographs, we need professional equipment, especially the most difficult lighting conditions. All these, however, do not amount to considering a photograph as a piece of art. At an early meeting of the Photographic Society of London, established in 1853, one of the members complained that this new technique; photography, was “too literal to compete with works of art” because it was, as he said, unable to “elevate the imagination”. For a long time, photography was not recognized as art but that changed. It took even longer for colour photography to become art. Now, Photography is an area which persistently seeks identity, and definition. However, I believe that a photograph that expresses the photographer’s creativity and imagination, and it provokes human senses, stimulating the mind or the emotion, is art. For the final result, meaning the image that the photographer creates, depends on his talent, and his keen eye, his sensitivity and perception.