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Business / Philosophy of Photography Taking pics is one thing, but understanding why we take them, what they mean, what they are best used for, how they effect our reality -- all of these and more are important issues of the Philosophy of Photography. One of the best authors on the subject is Susan Sontag in her book "On Photography."

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Old 08-12-2011   #1
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I recently saw a documentry on the National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen and his photoshoot in British Columbia to capture pictures of the Spirit Bear. He produced some incredible shots of this white varient bear. At the end he said "When the vision becomes a lump in the throat, that's photography". Does this sum up great photography for you?


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Emotion: i's all about emotion for me. Yes, a lump in the throat, it is emotion.
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Thereís a reason why there are so many books about photography out there and itís because you canít sum photography up into one sentence. There are many great quotes and many nail some aspects of photography, but not one covers it all. (This especially not, because I donít want and need to have a a lump of vision in my throat for being a photographer or doing photography.)
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No. I love your shots. Not sure it's emotion so much - certainly something more subtle than a lump in the throat. The weekly gallery picks affect me some way, more like a return to the tonic in music, a resonant satisfaction.
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