« on: May 13, 2013, 11:10:08 AM »
Finally I have some time to comment on what I learnt in this thread.
I have read all thoughts very carefully and repeatedly on my cell while working but did not reply as I find it very difficult to do so on the phone.
I have concluded:
1. The moment we pick up the camera to take a photograph we CERTAINLY manipulate reality by:
Framing: We decide what we capture. This can never be what our eyes see. We select what we photograph. An am so glad we do this or else there would not be a point of view in a photograph.
2. Exposure: We decide what goes black and what goes white. We do not represent things exactly as they were. We create our own drama.
3. F stop: We throw background out of focus to isolate our subjects.
4. Shutter speed: We create subject or camera blur and enhance motion. Or we freeze it. Reality is rarely represented here.
5. External light source: We using lighting to enhance textures, create mood or simply lighten up darkness. M a n i p u l a t i o n!
6. We enhance our photos in post: We add/subtract colors, we re-frame, we blur, we sharpen, we remove sensor dust.
(This list is incomplete and you all know that.)
SO FAR THERE ARE NO CONCERNS ABOUT ANYTHING INCLUDING ETHICS MY MOST.
The moment we add something to the frame or remove it (even if it could have been there) MANY find that wrong. In my case the clouds very well could have been there but since I added them I did a bad thing.
To ME, since photography is manipulation of reality in ALL cases, adding the clouds (after reading comments on this thread) is not something wrong as I just made the photo look better.
Thx. Now let me try to address some comments individually....