Flickr Is Not Real Photography


Flickr isn’t real photography – well, at least that’s what some of the most popular Flickr users say in this article on the New York Times site.

If that’s the case then is digital music not real music? What is a photograph anyway? Here’s the Wikipedia definition:

A photograph (often shortened to photo) is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic imager such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a camera, which uses a lens to focus the scene’s visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see. The process of creating photographs is called photography.

Under that very broad definition, then Flickr would still be photography. What do you think?


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