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"picture" vs. "photograph" vs. "image"

 
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What do you call them, and why? Didn't Alfred Stieglitz push "picture" as the preferred description? Why was that?

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Apr 17, 2008 11:27

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I prefer "image". Sounds snootier. :lol:

Apr 17, 2008 11:32

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photos...

In my simple mind, i more often associate:

Picture with scenery
Photograph with a living thing/person
image with an item, belonging, or instructional/descript​ive

I dont know why, that is just the way i see it.

When people are looking at my work, they always say "i like your pictures" unless they DONT like them, lol.

Apr 17, 2008 11:42

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pic. Easiest to type.

Apr 17, 2008 12:03

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I prefer image, but use photo alot too.

Apr 17, 2008 12:06

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Apr 17, 2008 12:09

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Photograph because thats what it is first in my eyes...its a photograph of an image

Apr 17, 2008 12:15

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I call it doohicky.

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Adams called it picture too. Remember that was during the straight photography movement. Photography in its early stages was trying to mimic painting and in the early part of the 20th century Stieglitz was one of the early photographs to realize that for photography to be recognized as legit it had to find and show case what it does better than any other art form. He also owned a gallery in New York (An American Place) where he was responsible for giving some of Europe's finest artists there first American exhibits. So the term picture would then give the same weight to other creative mediums. Adams was very involved in a group called f 64 along with some of the great photographers of that time period.

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MikeMcL wrote in post #5348627external link
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In my simple mind, i more often associate:

Picture with scenery
Photograph with a living thing/person
image with an item, belonging, or instructional/descript​ive

I dont know why, that is just the way i see it.

I think that makes alot of sense. I actually use all three with no real rhyme or reason, but probably "photo" most often.

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This sounds as if it is ego driven. I find it childish.

Apr 17, 2008 18:11 as a reply to photoguy6405's post 4 hours earlier.

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I try to call them photos for the most part...pictures to me are drawings or paintings...:confused:

Apr 17, 2008 18:15 as a reply to chauncey's post 4 minutes earlier.

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I use all pretty evenly. I don't really know why, I guess I just like variety.

Hey Allen, I know a bit about f/64, but did they all call them pictures? Any idea what Weston or Minor White called them?

Apr 17, 2008 18:19

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

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I use image most often. Art school affectation I guess. It's easier to type than photograph too.

Apr 17, 2008 18:25

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