Become a part of the community. Register
and take part in all the features the site has to offer.
Earthbound Light: Stacking and Stitching: So is All This Real Photography?
Back when everyone shot film, nobody questioned whether a photograph was real or not. Indeed, a photograph was generally held to be the definitive proof of reality. But with digital photography, the situation isn't so clear cut in the minds of many people. I've been writing the past few weeks about techniques for combining multiple images to create photographs that would be difficult if not impossible to capture any other way. So once again the question has come up as to whether these sorts of images are truly photographs or works of art. It doesn't have to be an either/or of course, but let's consider things....