Originally Posted by Q.G.
The McCullin Exhibition was a retrospective, right back to his earliest images through to Somerset landscapes.
There is Craft in Art, but craft itself doesn't make art. Craft is just the means, the mental application of the tools, creativity is something else.
So good craft is what you base creativity on top of, and expand from.
It's just luck otherwise with a far higher failure rate. Good understanding, knowledge and application of craft allows you to get the images regardless of the situation.
As to emotion, art is about putting you self, your soul and emotion into the creative process.
Craft and mastering it shouldn't be obsessive, with fims it's about nailing down personal film speeds, and developing times, knowing how to cope in higher/lower contrast situations, common sense choices of films for different circumstances, it's getting the best out of your materials, and being able to achieve what you want when you press the shutter to make an image - being confident it'll work.
Last edited by Ian Grant; 07-24-2010 at 10:31 AM. Click to view previous post history.