Category Archives: Part 4: Reality and invention

Exercise: Alteration

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This is the original photo. I wanted a more balanced image so I moved the gannet in flight over to the right, and cropped the image to a square format. This is problematic in that the contents of the photo … Continue reading

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Exercise: Addition

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I think there may be a project in here, mixing different country land and skies. Trust goes out the window completely here, as opposed to Paul Graham’s shots of the clouds over Belfast. Again it’s the intent or purpose of … Continue reading

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Exercise: Enhancement

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Face lightening is only showing what may be seen in real life and as such is acceptable to me. Changing the iris hue, colour, saturation or anything else that makes it substantially different from real life  wouldn’t be acceptable in … Continue reading

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Exercise: Improvement or interpretation?

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I use this technique frequently, and especially where there is a wide range of skin tones, such as in this shot near Cape Town, where the waiter’s face is too dark and his uniform top is too white. The camera … Continue reading

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Exercise: Correction

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I have a Canon 5D full frame that I bought in 2007 and still use, but it  doesn’t have a dust cleaner built in and it seems to suck in dust with every stretch of a zoom lens, so its … Continue reading

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Truth in photography- not possible

I’m not convinced that there is any “truth” in photographic representation, in no matter what concept. The fundamental problem is that neither film nor digital sensors can capture the full range of colours and tones, and then the media used … Continue reading

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Manipulation research

Manipulation #1 This series reminded me of  John Stezaker’s collages in which he cuts up and joins old found photos. I don’t understand his intent although I enjoy the results.  Anna Pantelia’s photographic manipulation seems more  fluid, and interesting in … Continue reading

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