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cbertsch
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Photographic Ethics
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duccio From: duccio Date: December 10th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
On the other hand, is what you see actually what is there, or do we see what is already in our heads, our imaginations; ourselves and our thoughts to see. For me, my pictures are most often if not always, projections of my imagination and/or disposition. I feel like I see me in them... often, not always though. There are other reasons to do photographs.

I recently had my old mac die, and bought a new one. I lost my PS with the old computer. I have yet to get a new PS, and have been using the meagre iPhoto and Photobucket tools. This puts heavy restraints on what editing I am able to do, yet, I am pretty happy with the pics I post. I am surprised to see I don't need the PS for my endeavors.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 11th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Another great question! I think what I see as being actually "there," in the moment, is so thoroughly conditioned by my experience as a photographer who tries to capture something real, that I don't allow myself subjective flights of fancy or at least ones that go very far.

Even with my new openness to using Photoshop, I probably wouldn't do very much that iPhoto or Picasa can't handle. The main thing I can imagine undertaking would be to add grain or noise to shots I've converted into black and white. For some reason, they benefit from the introduction of such "imperfections."
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