Golden Nuggets

Photograph by Β©Omar Upegui R.

“Since its invention in 1827-1839, photography has made radical contributions to the evolution of visual representation. The medium brought with it the ability to capture motion, document a split-second of time, and, thanks to its inherent reproducibility, allowed for the wide circulation of images.

From the beginning, there has been no single method for taking photographs. ‘Photography appears to be an easy activity,’ photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson observed. ‘In fact it is a varied and ambiguous process in which the only common denominator among its practitioners is their instrument.’ Photographs are made for a variety of purposes and disciplines, including portraiture, science, travel, journalism, propaganda, and art. The medium continues to be reinvented and rethought, shaped by technological advances in equipment and processing and the ever-changing cultural and social dialogues surrounding its use.”

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6 thoughts on “Golden Nuggets”

  1. No LInda, the words are not mine. I wish I could write that well. I found them while stuyding photography on the web. I thought the quotation would be helpful for those getting their feet wet with the exciting discipline of photography.

    Presently I’m taking a photography online course with The Shaw Academy in Dublin, Ireland and it is as interesting as it can be. I’m really having a gorgeous time with the course. Right now we’re in the midst of studying how a camera meters light.

    Thank you for your kind words. Music to my ears. πŸ™‚

  2. Hola Omar,
    You are the poster child for global interaction. A Panamanian taking a class in Ireland to learn photography techniques on a Japanese camera to post photos on the world wide web. Now THAT’S global. πŸ™‚
    I think what you do now is beyond amazing. Thank you for all the great images.

    1. Hola Jim y Nena:

      Very witty comment, and every word is true. We are truly living in an interconnected global village. Oh, and the Japanese camera was manufactured in China.

      Thank you for all your kinds words and support during all these years. Here I am in Panama, speaking, like in a living room conversation, with a friend in Fort Worth, Texas. That is the world we are living now—fully interconnected through the conduit of the Internet. Glad you are enjoying the images. πŸ™‚

      1. Omar, you and Aura are always welcome to sit in our real living room. Just show up, we’ll take care of the rest. Probably best to skip the coldest part of the year but even our winters are short.
        Consider this our standing invitation.
        jim and nena

  3. Jim and Nena:

    You guys are going to put me in tears. Even though we have never met, I feel I know you and care for you, the way you love old shoes.

    Your offer is very generous. I’ll tell Aura about it, and who know, maybe someday we will be hopping onto a plane heading towards the Lone Star state. Life is full of surprises. Yes Sir! πŸ˜‰

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