Monday, October 19, 2015

Picture Process Before and After: When Is It Art Part II

To carry on the conversation about photography as art. I would like to discuss the photograph becoming art within the camera. This may be a very difficult task for some of you. For others like myself. It's very easy. The reason it is hard for some? Because there are those of you who ridicule the in camera art functions!! Yes, you know who you are. Both my Olympus OMD EM-1 and Sony RX100MIII have very good in camera art functions. For example, the dramatic black and white from my Olympus is very nice. I love the contrast built into the filter.

Dramatic B&W from the Olympus OMD EM-1
Looking at the above image, why would you not like to use this filter on occasion? It creates some great punch. So is this not art. Back to my previous blog entry. There is vision and intent to create this image.

Art filter using my Sony RX100M3
This above image taken with the Sony RX100 on a walk with the dogs. Recently I started experimenting with the filters in the RX100. Sony, like Olympus, has done some really nice work with the in camera use of filters. With images like this, the most I may do is crop. Both of these images have nothing done to them.

So is this art? I believe it is. And the use of these in camera filters is not just a gimmick for beginners. If you have never used them give it a try. You may be surprised by what you get. Take care and safe travels.