DEFINITION OF IMAGE

UNIT 07: VISUAL LANGUAGE. INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

TASK 01: BASIC ELEMENTS FOR AN IMAGE

1. DEFINITION OF IMAGE

The word image comes from the Latin word “imago” that means shape and it refers to the representation, likeliness or appearance of something.
As you can imagine, the most reliable way of representing something is by using a photograph but we can also represent things with drawings.
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In photography, we always get images. Although we take a photograph of an object in movement, we get a representation of this object but without movement.
When we take a photograph of an object, no matter if it is animated or not, we are making several abstractions at the same time. First of all, we are getting a different object: the photograph, which is the image that represents what we have previously shot. To help us understand it better: a picture of a pair of scissors isn’t a pair of scissors because with the picture we can’t cut anything.

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