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Photography will be seen as a medium of communication through which personal aesthetics and individual style are expressed The interesting sometimes dangerous fact about photography is that it seems so real it looks as though it is a completely accurate objective presentation of the world I have a suspicion that most people dont think through all this when they see a photograph they dont ask what spin the photographer was trying to put on his subject as they might ask about a prose article or a painting This makes photography a powerful medium for communication and persuasion both of true propositions and untrue ones Its worth thinking about the next time youre reading the morning paper The basic skills involved in all photography are the same All needing to understand a cameras operation lighting composition darkroom enlarger chemicals and the special properties of films and papers PHOTOGRAPHERS use combinations of cameras films lenses filters and lighting to create and to produce the final image or picture Photographers may specialize in portrait commercial news industrial artistic medical or scientific photography or they may generalize in a combination of two or more types of photography Commercial Photographers may take pictures of merchandise architecture and scenery for advertising and sales purposes News Photographers generally work at the sites of news events They take pictures that enhance stories used by news media Scientific Photographers use specialized equipment such as electron Microscopes for producing photographs of microscopic items and often assist in the preparation of specimens that are to be photographed Many Photographers are skilled in the use of 35- or 16-millimeter movie cameras or video camcorders Originally photographs were not intended as Art they were documents records momentous press images family pictures etc Still today a large number of photographs are used for these purposes but an image that invokes emotion the same way that an artwork does can surely be regarded as
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