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Sunday, 12 August 2007


Mike Johnston, I understand what you're saying.

I am not entirely sure of the ramifications or consequences.

Perhaps somebody should invent a digital camera which has built-in memory, and could only print directly to a printer, not via a computer or any other way of manipulation?

In your post you were mentioning what is and what is not called photography.

Can I add something to it?

Photography (IPA: [fә'tɒgrәfi] or IPA: [fә'tɑːgrәfi]) is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or electronic sensor. Light patterns reflected or emitted from objects expose a sensitive silver halide based chemical or electronic medium during a timed exposure, usually through a photographic lens in a device known as a camera that also stores the resulting information chemically or electronically. Photography has many uses for both business and pleasure. It is often the basis of advertising and in fashion print. Photography can also be viewed as a commercial and artistic endeavor.
Lens and mounting of a large-format camera
Lens and mounting of a large-format camera
A handheld digital camera.
A handheld digital camera.
A modern DSLR camera, the Canon EOS 40D
A modern DSLR camera, the Canon EOS 40D

The word "photography" comes from the French photographie which is based on the Greek φώς (phos) "light" + γραφίς (graphis) "stylus", "paintbrush" or γραφή (graphê) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light." Traditionally, the product of photography has been called a photograph, commonly shortened to photo.

hehehe, i really enjoyed your posts, quite interesting. ;)

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