Photography: The click of a button doesn't mean anything, whether it's on a cheapy point-and-shoot or a fancy expensive camera. You have to know how the different lenses work in different situations. You have to know about lighting, composition, etc. Even when taking pictures of people, there's a difference between bad and good.
Digital Art: Photoshop and other digital programs are tools. It doesn't make something magically amazing; it's not a short-cut. It takes skill. This isn't automatically better because someone slapped on some color using a digital program, but this took time, skill, and knowledge of the program to create a composition. Your art isn't magically "more worthy" because it was done using traditional media.
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It takes much more than that to make photography into art. Take a look at some of these bird photographs for example. [link] Anyone who's tried to take a photo of a bird will know that none of these came easy.
Just taking a picture doesn't make you a photographer, it does take a certain about of skill and knowledge to use a camera otherwise all professional photographers would be pretty shit at what they do and I had to do a crash course in photography when I was a temporary event photographer. Trust me it takes skill to use a camera especially when you have to sell the images to the clients.
It doesn't tell you about depth of field and how to take decent pictures of people moving and ice skating when you are in a work environment. It does take skill to do photography just like it takes skill to be an artist. It doesn't tell you all about aperture and the other important things to take note when doing professional photography. Such as Shutter speed which can greatly make a picture shit when not used right.
You have points. ''An eye for an eye makes the world go blind'', maybe I don't know how it is like for a photographer simply because I am not one.
When I see a picture of an egg with a painted face and that person is a self-proclaimed photographer it makes me think what does it actually takes to be a photographer? What is the skill that goes into taking a black and white photo of an egg? How is a picture of an painted egg art? x_x These stuff I do not understand. I am only 16 so I have so much to learn and understand about this stuff.