Seeing Photographically- Edward Weston. The author spends a lot of time explaining just how different and unique photography is. Edward Weston begins his essay by stating that all art forms have their limitations imposed on them by their tools, materials or the processes. I read Edward Weston’s “Seeing Photographically” essay years ago. But I only came to grasp its meaning this year as I was taking a digital.

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Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe phtographically this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. After reading this article I understand more how taking a photo is considered to be art. There are no lines unlike paintings. Email required Address never made public. Edward describes the skills a photographer should have and the unique characteristics photography differs from other art forms.

Weston says that the art that comes from photography is the mastery of the camera and the visualization of what you will do before you actually take the picture.

This allows the artist to explore the capacities of their equipment to their full potential. In addition to the above discussion, I also found Weston’s description about the photogrwphically basic factors in the photographic process that set it apart from other graphic arts to be really enlightening. All this being said in regards to the article, I am able to understand his thought process more clearly now.

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And how to truly master photography one should be completely comfortable with one camera, one lens, one film type and paper. What resonated with me most was his description of the nature of the recording process.


From the perspective of someone living in that time, where the only art that previously existed before was the product of painstaking hours upon hours of work building up an image, I can see how wfston photography was viewed as more of a mechanical process. January 30, at Notify me of new posts via email. Edward states that it is desperate from the others due to the fact that photography is an instantaneous recording process.

In regards to the today, I think that people have this idea of what a good photograph and just seeks out create it rather then learning and experimenting with the tools they are using.

Prompt 2 – Edward Weston “Seeing Photographically” | LMU Art Photography

The process of instantaneously capturing an image in seconds is so finite and requires a person to view the world photographically. While my shots were usually ok as informal snapshots, they were horrible for sharing my research. These characteristics are needed to take a great photograph. Does the device at that point become edwrd artist? This is LyAnn by the way, sorry. April 28, at For rdward the process leads up to the photograph.

This is unlike the photographer. The same goes for the subject matter and the composition of the photograph in addition to the lighting, camera angles, focus, etc. This phrase cannot be truer. Rather than being created slowly like a painting or a sculpture, photography is created instantaneously.

September 20, at 4: Due to the fact that photos are made up of many particles, the details in an image highlight all traces of technical mistakes. But like the painter is trained to use his brush in order to properly manipulate color to create a convincing image, the trained photo editor could also do the same.

Artstuffmatters focuses on public culture in the arts- public art, photography, landscapes, museums, and more. However, for a photographer their art is crafted in the seconds they photographjcally their shot through the camera and the lens captures everything within its field of vision.


He talks about how the mechanical way a camera works is similar to how an instrument is mechanical. One also must block out any and all formula, art-dogma, rules, and taboos. Weston goes on to say that in order to understand why the painterly approach is not compatible with the nature of the medium we need to look at: This past summer, after my photography class, I re-visited the memorial and I spent much more time at the site.

Only the best photographers, through experience and practice, are able to pre-visualize the photographs they want to take and develop them accordingly as imagined in their mind.

Prompt 2 – Edward Weston “Seeing Photographically”

I also found it interesting how Weston explained just how different and unique photography is compared to other forms of art. The article was sort of a mix of history and philosophy on photography as the reader is given what the norms were during the time, how Weston was able to view this differently, and form his worldview accordingly.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. But I only came to grasp its meaning this year as I was taking a digital photography class. At that time I quickly surveyed the sculpture and took a few wide shots and one close-up.