With increasingly complex automation, turnkey editing has become easier than ever, and the line between photography and digital art is blurrier than ever. So, at what point does an image stop being a photo and become something else? This interesting video essay examines the topic and offers some insight.
Coming to you from aows, this great video essay discusses the topic of manipulation in photography and where the line between photography and digital art is. Personally, I think it is a bit of an unnecessary argument (for the most part). Sure, for cases or genres in which a certain level of faithfulness to reality is expected (such as photojournalism), there should be established standards. But when it comes to personal work, we all have our own philosophies, and to prescribe them to the work of others has always seemed a bit silly to me. After all, photography (or whatever it is you are doing involving images) is a creative pursuit, and whatever you enjoy doing is your prerogative. After all, at the end of the day, our images are supposed to be about our artistic vision; there is no hard and fast rule that dictates bounds within which they must remain. Check out the video above for the full rundown.