Photography – a synthesis of science and art

Inayat Ali Shah, a passionate photographer from Pakistan, is sharing his personal insight on photography as an art and a hobby. I decided to post this article because I felt touched by the way he speaks about this common passion of us all. Let his words (and his pictures) inspire you as they have me. Photography, like most things in life, is a synthesis of science and art. Part of it is very definite, measurable and quantifiable and follows principles, edicts and rules. The other part is elusive, nebulous, intangible and refuses any lucid and coherent definition or characterization. Let us take the human eye, If we isolate the eye from the brain and could tap what the eye see’s before the brain perceives. All that you could see would be a cone of 50 degrees out of the eye. A circle of vision demarcated by a circular boundary. Analogous … Read more

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