After my talk on the Basics of Art Photography, came across the following quote in one of the books on photography. I think the author has put it very succinctly. Thought of sharing with the group. Vivek, please share with alumni who are not part of the portal.
Successful communication of your message is the essence of creative photography. Reporting the scene is shirking your responsibility; interpreting the scene is accepting the challenge. Though the scene may or may not be your creation, the photograph always is! So don’t just stop with the things you saw; add your comments, feelings, and opinions. Put them all into the photograph. Express your point of view. Argue for your position. Convince the viewer of the validity of your conclusions. Understand what you want to say! Understand how you want to say it! Then say it without compromise! Now you are thinking in terms of creative photography!