PosiThanks Volume 6 –> 365 Themes Of Gratitude. Theme this week is 179 and we are grateful for PHOTOGRAPHY.
Photography (derived from the Greek photos- for “light” and -graphos for “drawing”) is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt
More often than not one picture says it all, and a single photo in a specific moment of time can change the world; be it capturing beauty, revealing a certain truth, or giving extra depth to a seemingly ordinary event. Happy moments, intense moments, wars, family, nature; all part of the human experience, and all are extracted outside of time by hands and eyes of gifted photographers. So, thank you photography and photographers for showing a world inside our world!
“It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.” — David Bailey