The Truth in PhotographyAs you might know, one of the biggest controversies of the moment is the outcome of the Contest Pictures of The Year International.The Truth in Photography2 years ago in Art Features
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This photo, from Chip Litherland, was the winner.
The controversy? The process by which the image was obtained: a cellular phone.
And, of course, without the natural colors but with the treatment we learned to recognize: Hipstamatic.
Without taking sides, and only making some questions, let's see:
Why and how the photo was taken? Because the photographer was there and used the reachable method at the time.
Is it a manipulation? Well, the colors, tones, contrasts are not natural.
The reality is there, depicted, but the obtained image is just an interpretation. As usual.
But doesn't your camera interpret the reality in a different way from mine? Even with the same camera and model, in the same place, it's possible to interpret the reality in a different way: all we have to do is tweak pre-set modes. Is this not true