Photography?

June 02, 2012  •  1 Comment

Some things piss me off....some things really piss me off.

 

Like when someone takes an eagle photo with a drab background and places a pretty background behind it and then passes it off as if it was a single real photo. I wouldn't give a rats ass that these people do these things if they'd at least be honest about it.

 

That crap is not photography, it's digital manipulation and it's exactly the kind of bull shit that leads the lay person into thinking that photographers just use photoshop to get the colors or effects that they want. In most cases that couldn't be farther from the truth. It's dishonest, deceptive and leads people to believe that those of us who do plan and spend the time preparing to be in the right place at the right time during the right light are just some computer hacks that just piecemeal these photos up while sitting at a desk.

 

The eagle photo below has a pretty drab/plain background. Could I change it to something prettier if I wanted? Probably. Would I ever do that? Not a chance.

 

For those that disclose that type of manipulation, good for you. 

For those that don't and pass them off as real. Quit lying to your audience.


Comments

1.AJ PENDLETON(non-registered)
Dave I totally agree with you. Your eagle shot is great. The memories are what stand out for me. I was viewing wolves in Hayden Valley and a beautiful eagle soared above me against a clear blue sky. It was so wonderful I will never forget it. When you hear that squawk(?) and see those beautiful feathers unfurled, it fills one with joy, joy, joy. They soar so effortlessly and in your heart, you know they are hunting the tiniest vole. Nature gives so much to us in the tiniest and most majestic package. Well, I digress. . .reality is reality.
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