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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In order to be able to handle the quick nature of photography, one must understand each photographiccally every single piece of equipment inside and out. With proper information, the painter can create their vision with time to perfect anything they dislike.

The thing that sets photography apart from the other arts, says Weston, is that it is an instantaneous process. He suggests that, although seenig is over years old when he wrote the essayit had not achieved such familiarity and traditions. In such cases, is the music considered art? Edward explains that a photographer needs to see photographically.

Edward describes the skills a photographer should have and the unique characteristics photography differs from other art forms. What I took away from the article by Edward Weston is that it really shows how different photography is from the other graphic arts. Because no single photo can ever capture the whole truth.

While it is possible for most artists to edit their product in the process of making it, the capturing of an image is instantaneous.


He also talks about the possibility of error and changes in a photograph through the development processes. He suggests that by following this trend this genre of photographer delayed the recognition of the real creative opportunities that photography provided.

Nature of the Recording Process.

Therefore, granted that nowadays it often implements the use of editing softwares, photography is its own complex art medium that is distinct from other mediums because of its instantaneous nature.

What separates photography from other practices such as painting and sculpture is time. True art in terms of photography is taking photos and being fully able to envision the end result. What sets photography apart is the recording process and the nature of the image.

Prompt 2 – Edward Weston “Seeing Photographically”

September 19, at 2: One thing that I found interesting in this reading was distinction between painting, sculpture, or architecture; and photography. The authors argument very well opened my eyes to however, what makes photography very distinct from other forms of art. However, if such images are expanded Xeeing presents the idea of big enlargements and printing seenig a rough surface it creates a lower tension between the particles and ruins the integrity and nature of the photograph.

Good composition cannot be taught. These photoraphically are part of seeing photographically, making images that serve a story, evoke a mood, and serve the project. One of the main topics photographucally Weston discusses is the concept of what defines photography as a piece of art that the photographer can claim as their own rather than the nature or situation already set up.


I also understand better how there are so many options for photographing just one thing.

September 20, at Edward Weston — Seeing Photographically I feel like this article raised a lot of questions as to what makes art, art, how much of art is premeditated and how much of it is fluid and free flowing. December 4, at 4: This is unlike the photographer.

Personally, I completely disagree.

Interactive Media: Seeing Photographically- Edward Weston

I believe that a truly great artist is one who has mastered the ability to visualize what the subject looks like through the lens, and thoughtfully executing on that vision. Besides framing the seejng, you also have to think about contrast, exposure, focus, etc. But as time progresses, you will feel more comfortable with your camera, the development process, and how to compose your exposure to get the perfect image.

The reading focused on photography and how the methods and results differ from ;hotographically of painting. The technical process of developing, scanning, and enlarging can be easily learned by pretty much anyone.

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