In the artistic world of landscape photography, it makes little different if you manipulate your images. However, what do you reply when people ask you if you do so? Alain Briot has the story
As a digital photographer, if you haven’t been asked this question you eventually will: “Do you manipulate your photographs?” Sometimes it comes under another aspect: “Do you change the colors?” And occasionally it goes straight to the heart of the matter: “Is this real?”
A certain percentage of the public believe that fine art photographs must represent reality. There are people who do not know that there are differences between what they see and what the camera captures. Finally, there are individuals who do not understand that a photograph is a two dimensional representation of reality and not reality itself, because reality is far more complex and we perceive it through five senses, not just one.
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