« on: February 02, 2012, 07:37:02 PM »
"Do you feel genuinely upset and angry when a photographer portrays a photo as something it’s not? If so, why does this get you so worked up?"
I think it's pretty irritating, I don't care much but I don't feel like it's ok to lie about something and say it's something it isn't.
"If a photo is actually a combination of several photos, but the photographer implies that it is a single, unaltered image, do you consider this unethical?"
That doesn't fly with me, when I'm at work for example and I say I did "X" to your roof and it's all a seamless sheet that wont leak and all this but in reality I just stitched a few sheets of rubber together I think that would be unethical. I think people should say how the image was generated.
"Do you think photo buyers really care about the effort that went into producing an image? If so, do you feel that an image with less manipulation is of greater substance than an image with more manipulation? Or is this irrelevant provided that the photographer doesn’t mislead anyone?"
I'm a one exposure guy, I personally wouldn't buy a photo that was clearly manipulated. It just doesn't have the same appeal. I think a photo is to capture a moment in time and manipulation just takes away from the reality of that moment.