Pictures that lie

Pictures that lie:
news.com.com has a good photo-spread on “pictures that lie” and another one on the ways in which digital cameras are making it easier to subtly lie with without having to edit the image. A must see for anyone who believes their own eyes.

I’ll stand up right now and say that many of my sunset photos were taken in a “sunset” mode that completely changes the colour balance to make sunsets come out much “nicer.”

A third photo-spread explains High Dynamic Range (HDR), a technique used to overcome the fact that the eye has a wider dynamic range than any of the available image recording and presentational tools (cameras, films, printers, monitors, etc). These images are less like the original, but seem more like it.

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this post on educause blogs is very enlightening. it shows significant work in the construction of photography as news.

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