Photo Journal – Week #13

How does digital photography affect the craft of photography as an art form?  Is digital good for photography?  Bad?  Why? At what point does manipulation of an image become dishonest for you?

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I’m still trying to figure this one out.  If the image is obviously manipulated, then I think that is fine.  And using basic techniques, like fill light to pull out details from shadows, that is fine because you are just exposing what is really there.  I think it totally depends on the audience.  Inserting birds or trees into an image such that the viewer thinks that is really what was happening at the time, is a little more questionable.

So the answer is, it depends … mostly on the audience of the image.

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