21943Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Jael and Noa in the High Sierra
- Aug 5, 2008Howard Larson wrote:
> In my mind, *straight* photography documents an object as it is.You underestimate the power of the photographer.
> *Fabricated* images are arrangements created by the photographer, not
> objects *as found*.
> And, yes, your definition of photojournalism is a form of
> manipulation--the photographer's interpretation of the object if you
> will--but still encompassed within the idea of straight photography
> as anyone could encounter the same object as it naturally exists.
By choosing viewpoints, cropping (or lens length)
time of day, weather conditions, the thoughtful
photographer can go a rather long way towards
"creating" the photograph.
Given enough variation, an act of selection
becomes an act of creation.
e.g. the famous million monkeys with typewriters.
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