OhLook wrote in post #17854818
The term "snapshot" is certainly pejorative at this venue. It suggests the absence of thought.
fine, but the absence of thought does not necessarily determine the worth of the resulting photograph. There are certainly some great snapshots out there.
On the other hand, I would say that "snapshot" on this forum is more than just the absence of thought, it is really that the result suggests the absence of thought. The photographer might have put in a lot of thought and even manipulated (posed, tried to take full advantage of available light, or even set up strobes) the shot, but failed. The process of thinking ahead doesn't mean the result shows the input of a trained, competent, photographer.
I understand "commercial art" to include drawing charts, graphs, maps, and pictorial illustrations for books and magazines; laying out newsletters; designing paper plates and cups; designing menus; creating artwork and specifying type for greeting cards; and many other activities that don't exactly advertise or promote anything. Commercial art, as distinct from fine art. This is obviously broader than your version. If I've had an eccentric idea of what constitutes commercial art all these years, I had no idea.
this line of discussion continues to drift away from the OP, not that I don't enjoy healthy debate. "Drawing charts, graphs, maps, and pictorial illustrations for books and magazines, production of newsletters, designing paper plates and cups, designing menus, creating artwork and specifying type for greeting cards and many other activities" ALL fall under the definition of marketing if the item is offered up for sale, and/or if the piece is intended to promote a business, not-for-profit, etc.
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