Posts related to Ethics
- 30 January 2014 - Photographic Myths and Platitudes: No Post-Processing!
(The following is another (more or less stream of consciousness) post that I wrote in reply to a comment I read somewhere else, in this case suggesting that photographic history implies that post-processing or manipulating photographs after the shutter has been clicked is ethically questionable and should be avoided. I’ll start with a modified version […]
- 19 November 2012 - Petroglyphs Stolen: An Ethical Lesson For Photographers
I just read the stunning and deeply disturbing story of the theft (not “merely” the all-to-common defacing) of a number of petroglyphs from a California location. (See “Petroglyph Thefts Near Bishop Stun Federal Authorities, Paiutes”) Apparently a group of depraved individuals hauled rock-cutting equipment to the site and sawed out the rocks holding several examples […]
- 16 May 2012 - Talent, Tools, or Time?
This is another in a series of posts lifted from something I posted in a photography forum elsewhere. For some reason there has recently been a larger than usual number of discussions about the relative importance of “gear” versus other things when it comes to making good photography. I certainly do not think that equipment […]
- 04 December 2011 - Locations: How Much Info is Too Much Info?
A forum discussion in which I recently participated (it involved an ethical question related to providing GPS coordinates for a photography destination) has me thinking today about how much information to reveal about photography subjects and locations and the factors that we might want to consider as we share such things. With that in mind, here […]