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Sunrise on the Rim, Bryce Canyon National Park

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Don Smith (California, United States) on 10 July 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

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Much has been written and discussed since the inception of photography as to whether or not it is a valid art form. I am firmly in the camp that says it is, as long was we are photographing creatively and are emotionally engaged with our subject as opposed to simply trying to capture a literal translation of the scene.

I find that many people believe that the only way to get better is to spend 100% of their time studying the technical side of photography (the craft). I can confidently say that because I used to be one of those people (easy to spot yourself in others).

But photography is also a visual art form. An equal amount of attention needs to be paid to understanding and applying concepts of art and design when looking for scenes to photograph.

My latest blog explores this topic more in-depth. For more on this topic, please read: Recipe for Successful Landscape Photography: Add 50% Craft and 50% Art

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