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/b/ is better at photography than /p/

!nSmsPBWyaY No.1409974 View ViewReplyOriginalReport
> Photography isn't just nice images:
> it's stating that something happened;
> it's an action before, during and after the shot;
> it's a mean of relating to others and other things.
> it's much more. Let's not limit /p/ to just nice images.

Long version:
This is my point: /b/ is more aware of the inner workings of photography than /p/ itself. You don't believe it, do you? Well, I'll show you in three points!

1) First of all /p/ looks at photographs just as nice or cool images. This is not a bad thing itself, but it's just ONE of the possibilities!

Photographs are also a way of stating that some things have been and are not: take your childhood pictures, your ex gf images or the ones of a dead friend or relative. Look at them. If you feel nostalgia, anger, shame it's not because they are cool or symbolic images. It's because photography works this way: it shows you in the present a piece past. /b/ realizes this when is asking you a timestamp on your boobs or when says "pics or it didn't happen".

/b/ knows inconsciously that photography works by stating the past. /p/ doesn't: /p/ looks at photographs as nice paintings, giving a shit about this link with reality and past.

<table class="exif" id="exif1318186898006" style="display:none;"><tbody><tr><td><b>Camera-Specific Properties:</b></td></tr><tr><td><b></b></td></tr><tr><td>Equipment Make</td><td>NIKON CORPORATION</td></tr><tr><td>Camera Model</td><td>NIKON D40</td></tr><tr><td>Camera Software</td><td>Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows</td></tr><tr><td>Maximum Lens Aperture</td><td>f/5.7</td></tr><tr><td>Sensing Method</td><td>One-Chip Color Area</td></tr><tr><td>Color Filter Array Pattern</td><td>750</td></tr><tr><td>Focal Length (35mm Equiv)</td><td>82 mm</td></tr><tr><td><b></b></td></tr><tr><td><b>Image-Specific Properties:</b></td></tr><tr><td><b></b></td></tr><tr><td>Image Orientation</td><td>Top, Left-Hand</td></tr><tr><td>Horizontal Resolution</td><td>240 dpi</td></tr><tr><td>Vertical Resolution</td><td>240 dpi</td></tr><tr><td>Image Created</td><td>2010:10:01 10:26:47</td></tr><tr><td>Exposure Time</td><td>1/10 sec</td></tr><tr><td>F-Number</td><td>f/5.6</td></tr><tr><td>Exposure Program</td><td>Manual</td></tr><tr><td>ISO Speed Rating</td><td>1600</td></tr><tr><td>Lens Aperture</td><td>f/5.6</td></tr><tr><td>Exposure Bias</td><td>0 EV</td></tr><tr><td>Metering Mode</td><td>Pattern</td></tr><tr><td>Light Source</td><td>Cool White Fluorescent</td></tr><tr><td>Flash</td><td>No Flash</td></tr><tr><td>Focal Length</td><td>55.00 mm</td></tr><tr><td>Color Space Information</td><td>Uncalibrated</td></tr><tr><td>Image Width</td><td>940</td></tr><tr><td>Image Height</td><td>600</td></tr><tr><td>Rendering</td><td>Normal</td></tr><tr><td>Exposure Mode</td><td>Manual</td></tr><tr><td>White Balance</td><td>Manual</td></tr><tr><td>Scene Capture Type</td><td>Standard</td></tr><tr><td>Gain Control</td><td>High Gain Up</td></tr><tr><td>Contrast</td><td>Normal</td></tr><tr><td>Saturation</td><td>Normal</td></tr><tr><td>Sharpness</td><td>Normal</td></tr><tr><td>Subject Distance Range</td><td>Unknown</td></tr><tr><td><b></b></td></tr></tbody></table>