[Solution] HUMN303N-Week 6 Discussion: Photography and Cinema


HUMN303N – Introduction to Humanities

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 11
  • Lesson 1, 2
  • Minimum of 1 primary or scholarly source (from photographer or critic – either will count as your scholarly source requirement for discussions)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, address one of the following options:

Option 1: In the 19th century, the camera was a revolutionary invention, and many artists were concerned about the effect that photographs would have on the art world.

  • Did the invention of the camera change the arts? Why or why not?
  • Choose an artistic movement that you believe was influenced by the camera and discuss how the movement was affected.
  • Include at least one example of an artist and artwork in your response.
  • Include a statement from a current photographer or critic to support your points.

Option 2: In the 21st century, the smartphone camera changed the way we use and view photography. In addition, apps and social media have changed the way we share photography.

  • How has the invention of the smartphone camera changed photography?
  • How have apps and social media changed the way we share photos? Are they positive and/or negative changes? Explain.
  • Include a statement from a current photographer or critic to support your points.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Respond to one peer who chose an option different from yours. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:


The smartphone camera has altered photography in ways I never imagined imaginable. I recall when the first smartphone was out. I had a digital camera and thought it was the coolest thing ever to have a camera that allowed you to see the image instantaneously. When the phone’s camera first appeared, I thought it was a ridiculous notion!! I had my digital camera with me. Why do I need a camera on my phone? What a difference a year has made in my life! I don’t know what I’d do without my phone’s camera!! I miss printing photos and being so happy to see how they turned out! I’m old enough to recall disposable cameras!! Oh, the good old days! With the advancement of smartphones, practically everyone has become a professional photographer. …..please click the purchase button below to access the entire solution at $5