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Creative Vocabulary

October 20th, 2010

We all communicate with each other.  In our every day dealings we use our verbal vocabulary.  But as artists we also communicate, this time through our medium.  And for this we have another vocabulary, our Creative Vocabulary.

Let’s take a closer look.

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The Photographer as Artist – Expressive Spectrum

July 11th, 2008

We’re exploring art from the perspective of other artistic disciplines to shed light on what it means to be a photographer and an artist.  (You can read The Photographer as Artist – Introduction.)  We’re doing this because photographers often seem to be expected to meet a “reality standard” that has not been imposed on other artists since the classic period of Greece two thousand years ago – “Did you use a filter?” “Are these colors real?” “Did you manipulate this photograph?”

There are three areas to explore – what I call the Tripod of Artistry – the three legs upon which all arts and artists stand.  This article looks at the first of the three – Expressive Spectrum.

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