Real or impressionistic

How real can a photograph be.

After all it is just a 2 dimensional representation of what the photographer sees

The problem is the original has many more.

The eye sees 3 and the brain process around 6. So ...


There are times when i wonder if this hobby is all about technique and producing an arty picture.
Everything I read seems to be about composition, exposureand fiddling in photoshop to produce an acceptable image.

I've been doing this for well over 50 years and am still learning.

But ...


I've always thought, that apart from those boxes of printed memories, photographt should be about communication.

I dont mind, and can even appreciate, well composed and pretty pictures, but I often feel they say very little other than about the skills and techniques of the photographer.

I want more.