by Gannon Burgett

posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM EST


It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of photography. Whether it’s lusting over the newest strobes or pixel-peeping the RAW files from the latest DSLR, it’s important to occasionally step back and look at the larger picture.

To help take that step, Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography has released a 15-minute video that takes a thoughtful look at what a photograph is and how its definition is changing as technology and more affect how images are captured, stored and shared.

As someone who comes across hundreds of articles each day about the latest and greatest gear, it’s refreshing to get back to the basics and take a more macro look at the art of photography, what it’s become and where it’s going.

You can find more videos from Forbes on his YouTube channel, The Art of Photography