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Photography and ethics

by amogh on 8/09/2009

Recently I came across an article on 10 famous doctored photos. If you read that, you’ll see one of the images in that has won an award. Now my question is how’s anyone to judge this photograph which may be photoshoped/orchestrated/setup? This is one reason I usually refrain from photography contests. Here’s a set of images photographed at a zoo. I know this is an age old debate but when I read today that a possibly doctored image had won an award I couldn’t resist.

For the first time I’ve submitted some photographs to a competition. I hope they take into consideration all the above mentioned factors and have the right people from the field to judge. I guess I shouldn’t turn too cynical without even giving it a shot :)

There are 5 comments in this article:

  1. 9/09/2009Kalyan Varma says:

    Very nice post Amog. Its about time we start thinking about these things.

    I, am totally for shooting animals in captivity.. as long as the photographer says its captive. I do not think it takes anything away from the photographer if he discloses that they are captive ones.

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    amogh Reply:

    True, that would qualify for a pure photography competition (not wildlife). But at the same time the image of Georgian conflict if is doctored is just totally not done. I’ve sent the organizers a mail about it, hope they revert.

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  2. 9/12/2009Tom @ Leica Camera Source says:

    Great stuff, man. Always nice to see the work of a peer. You should add buttons to the bottom of your posts to digg, stumble, etc your content.-Tom

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    amogh Reply:

    Thanks tom, will add the links soon

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  3. 6/02/2015India Road Trip says:

    Great Pics from India – indeed!!

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