THE IMPORTANCE OF VISUAL LANGUAGE IN LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHY
Iskandar, Asep Deni
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The development in camera technology seems to grow so fast, and so does the computer. It should improve the creativity of the practitioners so that the issues arising are not in the aspects of technique and the sophisticated tools only – but are in the content represented, so that the “photography art” would not be stagnant. This photography stagnation can be figured out by the appearance of most photo-works, image repetition especially in the naturalist style. The implication of digital camera revolution is in making camera operating easier. Therefore, even a six-year-old kid can compose a photo-work defined as good by the practitioners and photographer. Although it is good that taking photographs has become easier, it seems that content is not an important aspect. One of the elements in photography hardly touched is visual language. It seems to be unimportant in photography area and works. This paradigm does not belong to the photographers but also to the photography subject educators, where as in photography area it cannot be separated due to the picture produced is a result of visual grammar. Thus it is very necessary in learning photography, either the Western which has been globalized since the colonialism era or the special one come from the Indonesia tradition.