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New blog article, "Your photographic language, part 2"

From: 'Duck'
Sent on: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 8:13 PM
Your photographic language, part 2 Posted by Charles Unitas
Vis-su-al Lan-guage - noun ( vi-zhe-wel lan-gwij )
  1. something (as a graphic) that appeals to the sight and is used as a system of communication of ideas or concepts
  2. the notion that colors, shapes and forms have intrinsic meaning within a given society that words are not needed in expressing those meanings
Previously we discussed photographic language as a series of industry specific definitions that make communication among peers easier to comprehend. Through the use of clearly defined terms we can understand lessons and concepts that deal with photography effectively making conversation easier.

The other side of the coin is what is termed visual language and that is a much tougher language to learn. Visual language does not deal in words that have clearly defined definitions. It deals with impalpable concepts such as mood and feelings and perceptions. It is the mastery over this language that defines the true artist and separates them from the novice. But what is this visual language and how can we learn it? Read More »

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