Monday, December 28, 2009

[update] wintery morning, au natural

So, it's been a while since I had the usual [update] notes. Lately, if you haven't noticed, I've been quite taken with color curving many of my photographs. This time, I bring you real. 100% real. They're all wintery-morning themed, based on this blog post.

1perfect union
2 rising blazes

So they're all 100% real. I thought about color curving and cropping it like I do with a lot of the photographs I've done lately, but then I decided against it. I started out pure (hahaha) in photography, and I intend to retain that purity and simplicity with my nature shots. There are ethics I follow, and this is one of them. I somehow have a psychology that tells me, "although you may make the photograph more alluring by touching it up with the computer, you're losing a part of yourself when you do that to nature." Ah, I'm rambling. But yeah. What do you think?

Do you think it's okay for photographs to be published (i.e. in magazines, websites, etc.) that have been post-processed, photoshopped, and/or edited?

I'm not sure what to think.


stacey kelly said...

thanks so much for your comment on my "why fashion matters" article! that post definitely meant a lot to me when i wrote it, and i'm so glad that it speaks to you too :)

and i love the concept of posting un-altered photographs!! there's definitely an intrigue to knowing that a photo is "au natural" as you say.