I feel that photography is art in itself, a captured expression or moment in time can be precious and in the same light altering or manipulating an image can produce beautiful pieces of art!!
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Barthes claimed in Camera Lucida that photography has a certain hold on us based on an ontological claim - that a photograph represents a real interaction with real light at some real point in the past. Whatever happens in the subsequent madness of development, editing, digitizing, morphing, or what-have-you, a photograph (in as much as it is one) bears this relationship to past light.
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Yes most professional photographers will tell you that editing an image in any other way besides cropping the photograph, is “ruining” it. To them, its no longer a true photo. Its now a piece of art.
I dont agree. And I will outwardly admit that I have on more than one ocassion edited a photos colors, brightness, etc. And to me its still the same photo it was before, now its just better.]]>
Interesting thought on this….
So do some people feel as though digitally manipulating photos is ruining the art? I often wonder… though working in certain formats creates art in itself…
It’s an interesting point. That a photograph has to represent a “real” interaction with real light at some real point. However, I feel the point is largely moot. In all photography, even analogue, the picture subject must go through some type of medium before reaching us. In this way, even if the source was real, the photo result is already different. Editing or producing photographs digitally is no different that using shooting analogue photos different settings to capture a certain mood. Still a good article though, thanks.]]>