Thoughts on photography

I started taking photographs more than 50 years ago when I was given a box camera as a present. I was quite an enthusiastic photographer as a student but family and work took precedence and, for about 30 years, I really only took family photographs. I sold my SLRs and used a small pocket camera.

I rekindled my interest in photography a few years ago and welcomed the technology changes that didn’t mean you had to spend hours in a darkroom to make a print. I was less sure, however, about extensive digital manipulation and I still don’t know where the boundary lies between ‘real’ photography and the more broader digital art. Some of the posts that I’ve linked too here summarise my thinking on this.

Photography or Digital Art
Digital photography: Sleepwalking into impermanence
Drawing with light: reflections on landscape photography
The legitimacy of landscape photographs: the ethics of Photoshopping