Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Playing Work Featured on Tilt Studio Blog!

We are excited to have our Creative Highways Project featured on the blog of the fantastic Tilt Studio of Baltimore, MD. We have worked with them on several projects, and are proud to have a relationship with such a forward-thinking and environmentally savvy company. Thanks, Tilt, for allowing us to share our work and ideas with you and your readers!

View the post here.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Photo Manipulation: Good, Bad or Who Cares?

I read an article last week about whether photo manipulation is good or bad for photography over at A Photo Editor and thought it would be good to share here on Playing Work.

Rob Haggart wrote an article titled "This Photo is Lying to You" for the September issue of Outside Magazine. It's a fantastic article that you can read HERE. This is a fascinating discussion and I think it’s a great topic for Outside Magazine’s Photography issue. I don’t know a single photographer that doesn’t manipulate in some way but I agree that it would be in the best interest of news organizations to clearly define their levels of manipulation so that readers/viewers know the extent of the changes. Easier said than done right?

Journalism as a whole has had a difficult year. Unprecedented job loss, rapidly declining ad revenue and decreasing public confidence have plagued the industry throughout 2009. Even as media literacy increases and the public becomes ever more skeptical of everything we see, I would think that news organizations would want to make the effort to clearly define their manipulation levels since their entire business structure is built around the concept of telling the truth with accuracy. It's no secret that photography has been manipulated ever since its birth, but when it comes to news I think we all have expectations that what we are seeing is as close to reality as it can be. Here is a link to some famous photo manipulations.

What do you think about photo manipulation? Share your opinions in the comments below.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Wedding of Jenn and Tom

On August 1, 2009, we had the pleasure of photographing a breathtaking wedding in Oxford, NY. Jenn and Tom said "I Do" on Jenn's family farm. The event featured a whimsical mix of elegance and rustic details, which were so fun to photograph. The bride and groom's excited spirits were contagious, and the whole affair was a barrel of laughs, happy tears, and fun. Congratulations, Jenn and Tom!