I believe that Capa’s photograph of the falling soldier was and was not staged. Firstly, I believe that this photograph was staged because compared to the second image, a real person that gets shot won’t fall like that. The impact of the bullet will be too strong to cause a person to react in that way. But then again, everyone will react differently to getting shot. Depending on a slightly different angle the bullet comes from. Maybe the photograph wasn’t staged, but there is not any valid proof that is was except the reaction of the soldier while being shot. This image could have been taken as soon as the bullet hit him, explaining why the posture of the soldier was so open and outward. In addition to proving that this image is not staged, there was no proof of Capa telling anyone that this image was staged.
Authenticity does matter. If an image is authentic the image is genuine. Genuine images attract people. People begin to be filled with emotions to react to these images. Capa’s image is authentic because someone is dying, and this was not staged at all.
Photography is an art, especially when one can capture a picture at a wonderful angle that makes the image beautiful. Social Media helps millions of people to explore different types of photography. Instagram is a social media platform made for expanding one’s mind. Instagram is made for posting pictures, compared to an app like facebook which has that feature also but carrying’s much more in addition. Instagram’s main goal is for people to post pictures compared to statuses. The food industry uses social media to expand a restaurant, hotel or any business that caters to food in general.
I surprisingly only take photos of food when it’s on snapchat because it only lasts for 24 hours. I don’t like posting pictures of food on my Instagram or Facebook account, because when other people post their images the food kind of looks nasty. So imagine me posting an image of some food, and people have the same review I had on the rest on me. I do look at food photo’s to help me decide what foods I should be eating. For example, when I go to a restaurant and they have foreign words on their menu I search it up on google images to get an idea of what the restaurant is serving.