Making pictures and art

It is only since I have taken an interest in taking photographs that I have discovered the important role editing-the postproduction process-takes in creating pictures.

Some see taking photographs as the job of reproducing what is-that is, a faithful representation of the reality of something or someplace.

Others see it as an artistic endeavour in which you are seeking to tell a story or capture a mood or something more personal. This is where the postproduction process-editing-plays such a vital role.

Nowadays with all sorts of apps and photo editing software anything is possible.

It can still be a bit disconcerting, however, making such significant changes to your photograph, the one you captured at a given point in time.

It is as if you are somehow cheating. But I don’t think that is the case as the idea of what is actually ‘real’ is one that could be debated vigorously.