Photograph above taken at Mystic, CT with a Leica M240
Everyone's a Photographer
Everyone's a photographer. From your average soccer mom taking pictures of her kid playing on the field to grandma taking snapshots of her grandkids on Sunday visits, we all take photographs on a daily basis. In fact, it's estimated that 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day and 60 million more to Instagram. However, just because we're all photographers doesn't mean that we all produce photographs that are considered works of art.
For a drawing, painting, or photograph to be considered art, it has to contain certain measurable qualities; most importantly, design. And even though you can't measure an individual's emotions or reactions to a particular drawing, painting, or photograph, that doesn't mean you can assume art is not measurable. A successful work of art will always stand up to close analysis.