What is Photography?
- a semiotic system, a form of visual language, that writers, speakers, knowledge workers . . . use to convey meaning
- a subject of study, an academic topic
- a profession.
Why Does Photography Matter to Writers?
Photography is a powerful medium of communication, especially for
Photography appeals to our senses, our sense of sight, which is a dominant mode of human perception and learning.
Pictures resonate with readers, listeners, users . . . at a primal level–at the level of our senses: when we see something, we can imagine it. When we see the picture of dessert, we can imagine how good it would taste. Our appetite suddenly springs into action!