I’ll be the first to admit that I paint light into a lot of my photos to draw a viewer’s eyes to a subject or particular part of a photograph. Sometimes I’ll even add a light hit to further my creative liberties. Much like a painter chooses what to add in a scene, I feel very in tune with this type of photography.
I’m not a purist, by any means. The colors I render are the ones I find the most pleasing and some people would consider that cheating. What our cameras see and what we see are different. I, as the creative am painting out a scene for the viewer to look at and I’m showcasing what I want them to see.
For the sake of introspection followed by an engagement-based question to further manipulate an audience, what are your thoughts on this type of photography? Do you consider it cheating when someone does a sky replacement or removes people from a landscape? Where do you draw the line?
Sony 24-105mm F/4
1/90 sec at F/8, ISO 100