Intro to Art & Photography

By Sadie Hoffee & Jennifer Flores

What is art? There’s many different kinds of art and everyone has a different view on what is and isn’t art. The real definition of art is, the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Many people believe that the only type of art is paintings, drawings, or sculptures, but there is a lot more than that. Dancing, poetry, music, literature, and photography are all art forms. To create art you must have a creative and open mind. Whether you’re reciting a poem you wrote or capturing a moment with a camera, you’re creating art.

Photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by use of an image sensor, or by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. Photography is not just holding up a camera and pressing a button. Photography balances techniques, lighting, and angles, yet it also takes more than that. The person behind the lens has to see the world differently than everyone, transforming the simplest thing into something interesting by switching their perspective giving things that seem irrelevant to others importance. Every photographer sees things differently, picture a blank wall, dull, colorless, and lifeless. To most, they’d simply overlook the wall but when given to different photographers they see room for endless photos that tell stories, show emotions, or create emotions to the viewers. Suddenly this white wall is like an art canvas but instead of colored pencils or paint, they get to experiment with real people and props placing things to the exact position wanted by them.


During the next article we will inform you of the Rancho Cotate Photography and Art program. A large number of Rancho students enjoy taking photography , Art, and Drawing classes making it their number 1 when selecting classes.



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