From a thread over at dpreview.com:
> The reason – in fact, photography is the HARDEST of the arts,
> because it is completely subtractive. You start with everything
> and subtract until you are saying what you mean with your photos.
Totally disagree. If I could paint, play an instrument or sing I wouldn’t take pictures. Photography is so popular because it’s much easier than other arts. Taking good pictures is surely harder, but that’ because you need something in your brain other than a good camera.
I couldn’t agree more with the response given by the second poster. I myself wouldn’t take as many pictures if I could play an instrument well. Much more time would be devoted to music (strumming the guitar) than currently done.
Sure, I would still take pictures (it is just for effect that the poster claims he wouldn’t take pictures … we all do!) but I would still find myself doing less photography and learning more songs to play.
Then again, who’s to say that it will not be that way some day?