You Don't Take a Photograph, You Make It

Sunday, April 03, 2016 | By LaSalle College Indonesia

Photography is one of the most exciting industry for those who are creative minded



Anyone who dreams to be a photographer need to equip him/herself with camera. But, having a camera itself won’t make him/her a good photographer. One of the most important photographer who has significant contribution to photography, Ansel Adams once said “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” His statement clearly explaining that the idea of photography is not just about the camera. The camera is just a medium, like artisan with his tools. Camera doesn’t create photographs. 


However, what really important in the process of taking photograph is the photographer’s vision. This is the key element in photography and this is what creates good photographs. As part of photographer’s vision, good photographer always starts his/her project with creating a concept. And in LaSalle College Jakarta we understand the importance of having creative concept in every photo shoot. That’s why we teach our students how to build concepts and to develop it. (photo project by Endjie)



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