Photo-manipulations vs. photography

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gloaming Veteran Member • Posts: 3,923
Re: Photo-manipulations vs. photography

I just don't see how.  The instrument lets photons in through a lens, past the shutter, and records what it 'sees'.  Doesn't really matter what it is, how it got there, how many people handled it, or what it looks like.

Maybe we need to introduce the idea of 'depiction' and keep that as the focus of the distinction between what was presented to the camera and then what was rendered.  My Heisler photo is obviously not a real depiction, whether one notes the fact that the foreground is false and the locomotive and rolling stock are scale models.  We don't even need to deal with plausibility. Instead, the image IS a photograph because all items presented in the image were reflecting photons as true objects in their own rights.

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