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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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