Working on some images from a trip a few months ago to the Hoh rainforest over in the Olympic National Park. I spent a good chuck of my time in my film world in black and white and so I often times still come across scenes where I just know that I want to process the final image into that medium. In this case, I was up in the Hall of Moss and the light broke through the trees and fell across the moss of this nurse log. I loved the delicate balance of light on the plants against the dark background. Nature sure does have a way with her paintbrush.
I have been asked a lot recently about what I think about some of the new tools digital photographers have at their disposal. Many programs now offer “AI or machine learning” to help edit photographs. Now with the click of a few buttons, you can replace skies, change expressions, or quickly composite images together.
In today’s podcast, we talk a little about a few issues that arise when you think about the nature of computational photography and the language and words we might consider when talking about photography moving forward.