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Interpretation and Expression

The Camera as a Creative Tool

The old saying that ‘A camera is nothing more than a light-tight box ’ is no longer true anymore, especially the DSLR – a digital camera is a relatively powerful computer that in itself has far greater impact on image quality than a film camera.

Cameras – a body and a lens – are to a photographer what brushes are to a painter. They are the tools by which the photographer paints light onto the sensor and creates an artistic impression of the scene before the photographer. The ability to wield these tools in creative and imaginative ways, as much as technical proficiency, is ...

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