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    Abuser of God's Sunlight
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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    Craft means bringing something into the physical world. You've got a thought—then you need to know the words and the grammar and how to move your lips. If you're good at all those things, you can say it better. But not too many people care about your big vocabulary and mellifluous elocution if you've got nothing interesting to say.

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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    Or nobody will listen if you don't know how to say it.

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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    If you don't know how to say it, everybody will listen if you're a beautiful young woman.

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    My apologies, but I think this complication remains to be addressed.

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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    What about the rest of us, in the "none of the above category"?

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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    Mastering the craft is simply a foundation. Most importantly, if you have not mastered the craft, then taking care of the process consumes the brain, leaving little or the creative process. Once the craft is mastered, becoming very intuitive and requiring little thought, the right hemisphere of the brain can dominate, and creativity can flourish. If your brain is consumed by f-stops, apertures, Scheimpflug, dark slides, shutter cocks, it just isn't going to be very creative.

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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    If your brain is consumed by f-stops, apertures, Scheimpflug, dark slides, shutter cocks, it just isn't going to be very creative.
    That's mechanics. We're talking craft.

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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    That's mechanics. We're talking craft.

    Thomas
    Just add to the list. If your brain is absorbed by craft, it will not be free to be creative.

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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heroique View Post
    If you don't know how to say it, everybody will listen if you're a beautiful young woman.

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    My apologies, but I think this complication remains to be addressed.

    Is that suppose to be a universal thing ? What happens when she's a total bimbo ? Just like Ebony, Lotus, 'Dorff, etc. it doesn't guarantee to create a great photo....yet they look great.

    Ha....woman and complication > where did ye get that idea ? :>)

    Les

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    Re: Does it have to say anything?

    The real interesting thing about Photography is that it is a visual language. Some people write (a lot of people can write better than me... almost everyone, I think). However, I can communicate better with photography than I can with words. It's a language... and it defies description using words. It has its own grammar and syntax, genre, etc. It's more like music than it is the written word, unless we are talking about poetry, perhaps.
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