Objectivity and Creativity…

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In the making of any Photograph, the Photographer intervenes on numerous occasions to make subjective decisions. The camera is a conduit for the image, a connection between « External Reality » and the photosites, the sensor. In a process controlled by the Photographer’s mind and mediated by the technical limitations of the equipment at hand. A photograph is objective only as far as the light entering the lens has faithfully delineated a representation of the view in front of the camera.  In all other respects it is subjective; the choice of viewpoint, framing and composition, lens, filtration, ISO and moment are all essential subjective decisions which determine how the Photograph will look… The interpretation by the viewer is, by definition, subjective !

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