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Pushing Limits – Post-Processing Magic, and Where You Cross the Line (preview)

©Don Komarechka Barrie sign just outside of city. For the before and after images please pick up the Winter 2017 (#40) issue of OPC today!

©Don Komarechka
Barrie sign just outside of city. For the before and after images please pick up the Winter 2017 (#40) issue of OPC today!

Story and photography by Don Komarechka

I was standing in line at my local City Hall in early November a few years ago, waiting to book the city hall rotunda for an art display for the following year. Everyone in the line was an artist or photographer, and a few conversations were started as we waiting. One woman asked me, with some pride in her voice, how to properly identify that her images were not edited in any way, that they appear as the camera captured them. Trying to provide a polite answer, I simply said that I’m not aware of any such designation and wished her the best. The question got me thinking: How much editing is too much, and why do some people take pride in avoiding it altogether?

To read more of Don’s insight into this controversial topic in this 10th anniversary issue please pick up the Winter 2017 (#40) issue of OPC. Or to never miss an issue please SUBSCRIBE today!

 

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