Ethics

Shooting from the Hip... Murderous Taxidermy?

They say that, for good speaking or instruction to happen, you should "Tell 'em what you're gonna say, say it, and then tell 'em what you said."  There it is all laid out... your three point sermon; your intro, body, and conclusion; your magnum opus.  In keeping with such wisdom, this post is the first in a discontiguous series on street photography technique.  In particular, the sneaky tactic of taking pictures of people while appearing not to...

"Did You Photoshop That?"

Let's first get out of the way that the question may sound a bit archaic.  Since such a massive amount of images are now snapped on phones instead of cameras, "Photoshopping" images is all but gone.  Does anybody ask, "Did you Snapseed that?" or "Did you VSCO that?"  Probably not.  Editing is assumed, filters and presets are omnipresent.  Anyhow, let the reader know that here I'm talking about DSLR images and also of landscape images.   Later I will do a post on the ethics and artfulness of editing urban street images.  For what it's worth, I found the following stat after some looking into the matter, but who knows if it has been Enroned or not? 90% of people have only taken photos on a camera phone versus a camera... Wow!...