This is a blog for Rocky Mountain College's Digital Nature Photography course, taught by Dave Shumway. The title is a shout-out to the way photography is viewed in popular culture, as a fine art. I often hear that photography isn't in the same ball park as painting, especially now that so many people have cameras on their phones. It's easy to say "Oh yeah I'm in to photography." It's another thing to actually understand it as a true art form.