Category Archives: Reading or observation

I’ve got a new studio!

My theme for assignment 5 is ‘flowers’ and as part of my research, I searched for ‘Flowers’ in the ‘techniques’ area of Ephotozine, of which I am a member.   What I found was a whole list of tips and guidance and … Continue reading

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Still on ethics

I’ve come back to the Halstead article referred to in the last post because I was interested in Halstead’s view on the whole issue of ethics.  The starting point was the decision taken by North Caroline Press Photographers’ Association to revoke … Continue reading

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The ethics of dodging and burning

I have found some of the old articles from  ‘Digital Journalist’ websites quite interesting and thought-provoking, particularly where the practice of manually enhancing photographs is discussed. One such article is where Kenny F Irby,  Irby.K. 2003. ‘A Photojournalist Confession’ http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0309/kirby.html %5Baccessed August 2013],  discusses the ethical issues of … Continue reading

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More about ethics

In response to my tutor’s comments about my learning log for assignment 4, I have gone back to some of the suggested reading about the ethics of digitally manipulating images.  The first thing to say is that most of these … Continue reading

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How far is too far in digital manipulation?

Whilst researching the ethics of digital photography, I found an interesting article called ‘The ethics of digital manipulation’ by Astrophotographer, Jerry Lodriguss in which he discusses, not just the ethics of digitally enhancing images but the whole area of interpretation and the … Continue reading

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So is this a fraud, or an acceptable amount of manipulation?

I came across this story in an OCA forum when another student asked if the photograph that won the World Press Photo of the Year for 2013, was real or a fake. http://oca-student.com/node/104366  It has generated quite a lot of … Continue reading

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Correction

This is a fairly straightforward start to this unit and I have no problem with the ethics of removing blemishes from an image.  I chose a close up of a balloon at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta which had sensor marks … Continue reading

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