Author name: John S. Dykstra

The Believability of Photography

One trait of photography that separates it from other media – be it painting, drawing, sculpture – is something I call ‘believability’. This characteristic isn’t often discussed by artists or photographers, perhaps because what I’m referring to is so inherent to the medium that we simply don’t pay attention to it. Nonetheless, it’s a large …

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What is a Photograph?

Photography is not limited to merely capturing likeness of objects and scenes we see with our eyes (nor does it do so in a way that perfectly matches human vision.) By understanding what photography really is at its core, we can begin to approach the medium differently, in a way that will spark new ideas for photographs never imagined before. By taking the keys of control back from automation, we obtain the keys useful for unlocking a whole ton of creative potential.

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