The event was organized by YSU Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology, “Inspiration” Psychological Studio and “Suggest Studio” NGO.
At the beginning of the meeting Hrachya Harutyunyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of General Psychology at YSU Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology, presented the guest, saying that Hayk Barseghyan is the author of “SOS TV”, a well-known photographer not only in Armenia but also in the world: “One of the rarest artists whose works are sold, that is, our guest is active. The speaker will present the art of photography.”
Hayk Barseghyan started his lecture with a statement that photography is a form of self-expression, and for self-expression everyone should first recognize himself: “Self-expression should begin with understanding how little time we have. If we take the average statistical age of a person, then it is very small in the infinite time. Remember, every year is very expensive. If you are going to make fortune or ease the everyday concerns, in my opinion, then you will not be self-evolved, and your life will become meaningless.”
Speaking about the link between the photograph and the reality, Hayk Barseghyan mentioned that our receptors are unable to see all the colors in nature, and the same applies to the camera: “Here is a question: Does the photo reflect the reality or not? There is also one more modern question to ask if you need to apply for a computer program or not: thus the reality will be exacerbated.”
The photographer responded to questions noting that camera really does not perceive all the colors: “The red color of each one may differ from the one seen, but the red-fixed red of all the cameras is the same. That is to say, the photographer cannot convey what he has seen based on technology. Here is just the help of computer programs, helping the photographer to pass the red color he has seen. I am sure you are not only able to use those programs, but you are even obligated to do something.”
According to Hayk Barseghyan, the distortion of reality will be the case when we change, delete, or add objects through those programs: “The essence and philosophy of photography is the fact of recording."
During the event Hayk Barseghyan also presented the technical nuances and peculiarities of the sphere and answered the questions.