Manipulation

An  OCA Blog discussion  http://www.weareoca.com/photography/photo-manipulations/  queries that perhaps photographs are manipulated, not digitally,  but by what, and how , the photographer chooses to shoot , what is framed.  I usually have a definite idea of what I want my images to look like and how they might be interpreted,does this count as manipulation, am I in fact altering the truth ? This is a difficult question, I believe most photographers,  by the very fact they are controlling what is seen, can influence how the final image is going to be interpreted. Additionally the real truth behind any photograph will always be open to interpretation, the understanding of it will  be influenced by cultural and social mores.

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