Visual communication has developed significantly over the last years and as a consequence probably placing it close behind our use of the spoken language in preference. However photography is also a form of effective language with rules and grammar of its own.
Each person behind a camera sees the world (or any object) from a different view / angle. This is largely due to the fact that each photographer has experienced a different way of life and these memories highlight (or perhaps otherwise) the importance of what he / she experiences when looking through the viewfinder or at the camera screen.
Photography can generally be divided into 2 basic types:
photojournalism / documentation and art photography where the expression of feelings and emotions of the photographer have been added to the image.
There are subdivisions of the above, sometimes crossing borders that include (but are not limited to) for example a personal dialog with nature and the use of abstracts and symbols.
This understanding and the development of skills required to become successful photographers is an ongoing process usually taking many years of constant work but at the same time can be a very satisfying experience.
The major challenges we face as photographers, whether as beginners or advanced students is to develop a more effective approach and finding different ways of thinking about our photography.
Equally important is to find different ways of ‘seeing’ (or experiencing) our objects.
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