Photography as Art

Photography as art is now an accepted premise by the art world. Yet many photographers reject the use of tools which can be used to refine images into art.

High Dynamic Range as a art tool

High Dynamic Range as a art tool

When I choose an image to be an art image I often use various tools to change the texture, enhance color or even modify elements of the image. Sometimes as in this example I exaggerate tonal rangers and contrast so that details become a key to defining what I want the image to say. In this case I was trying to impart a holiday color to leaves that gave them meaning as a second chance to impact those who saw them.