Which do prefer? Photography or paintings?
I'm more drawn to photography but I do very much like the occasional watercolor.
If I am going to purchase something to hang on my wall, it will mostlikely be a painting. I adore wonderful art that inspires.
To paint one has to have some talent and certain skills and not everyone does, including me. To photograph the talent mostly rests on how you see things.
A photograph shows things as they are, albeit you decide how to frame the scene and how to show it. A painting is also how you see things but also heavily dependent in how you are able to transmit your vision onto a canvas etc.
Both mediums are similar yet different. It mostly depends on how you want others to "see" what you "see".
I personally see the choices listed as two completely different disciplines. I have been moved by both mediums. Photography, at least the artists I have seen, tends to be less intellectual in nature and more connected to life. I guess I would go with photography, but the difference is too slight to matter.
I too love photography more. Clicking unique and different types of images, clicking the natural life, I just love it!
I wish I could paint but just don't have the talent. I prefer digital photography because I can take pictures that I am satisfied with. I haven't really gotten into the world of post processing either.
I don't really even consider photography as 'art' it feels like cheating to me anyone can take a picture it takes skill to paint.
All of the answers were great. I especially like how much depth there is to most answers.
For decoration, I'd prefer painting. But for passion, I'll go for photography.
I do both but painting is a love, where photography is a hobby. When I paint, the ideas come from my imagination. When I take a photo, I get creative but I am working with a piece that's already been created for me, so to me, the work is never really my own.
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