Whos the photographer?

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  1. bnz506

    bnz506 TPF Noob!

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    When you set up a tripod and you set a timer on the camera and it takes a picture you are the photographer of that picture.

    What if you compose and direct the picture and have someone click it, who is the photographer?
     
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    id say you are, because how would that photo be different if you werent there to do everythign? its not about who pushes the button, its about who creates the photo
     
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    If a memory card falls in the forest...
     
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    lol
     
  5. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very simple, then you are the director and not the cameraman ;)
     
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    In that situation, would it still count as a self portrait if someone else presses the shutter button?
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In my logic - no!

    but it might be a self-directed portrait.
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ooo, the fun of splitting hairs, Alex, eh?
    But I guess you are right.
    "Self-directed portrait" ... erm: "Self-directed self-portrait" rather... Or? :scratch:
     
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