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* Transforms the passing moment of a three dimensional event into a frozen instant reduced in size on a flat piece of paper. * Transforms a three dimensional composition into two dimensional.

Uses of Photography in the Philippines

* Portraiture * In the Philippines, the first forms of photos were of the size of calling cards called cartes de visite (4” x 2 ½”) and the tarjeta (3 ½” x 5 ½”) used for mailing as a postcard. * In the 1800’s, photo studios sprouted in Sta. Cruz, Binondo and Quiapo. * Life-size photos are hung in living rooms and became status symbols.

* Research and Documentation * Photo journalism became a field which shows a visualized history through photos captured in actual events.

* Travel and Tourism * Photos are used widely to promote the beauty of the country like photos of colorful festival celebrations, beautiful tourist spots and night life posted in the net and magazines.

* Propaganda * Used as an effective communication tool to promote political messages. * Photos are also incorporated in the campaign materials of the government.

* Advertising * Photographs are used to sell products, services and personalities. * Billboards and print ads used photographs more than text to sell.

* Artists’ tool and art medium * Augusto Fuster is the first painter who used photographs to composed pictures as paintings. * Photographs are also used by artists as reference of their subjects like Fernando Amorsolo, Mauro Malang Santos and Ang Kuikok. * Photographs are incorporated into collages and constructivist works. * Like other arts, it is also a form of an individual’s artistic expression.

What to look for when taking and looking at photos

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