Landscape Photographers vs Landscape Painters

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How does landscape photography compare to landscape painting?

In the film Mr. Turner, English Landscape painter J.M. W. Turner visits a daguerreotype salon and comments that one day he will be put out of business because everyone will have a camera. He’s referring, of course, to the unwieldy, slow-shuttered, daguerreotype rig and, given that photography has exploded technical boundaries in parallel with the logarithmic change in individual computing power, Turner is probably lucky that all he apocryphally saw were black and white pictures of still subjects preserved under glass plate, and not a recordable color space of 16.7 million possibilities.

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