From Toffa Berg Photography

Image-mainpulation revealed

In light of a recent article in and on, it have been revealed that the wildlife photographer Terje Hellesø have been caught in gravely manipulateing his images of eurasian lynxes. I feel then I should point out that I don’t support this type of image-manipulation. When documenting wildlife on should follow the same strict guidelines as set down by news agentcies and National Geographic. 
Even though wildlife and landscape share many simularities, and both take place in the realm of nature, with landscape one is captureing the mood and feel of the landscape. Those pictures are not meant to go into archives and museum-displays, they’re meant for peoples walls and advertising travle. So if we “help” nature a bit with some adjustments in Photoshop, I can’t see no wrong in that as I’ve written about in earlier post here on the blog. 
But wildlife is a whole other ballpark. I must say I agree with Moose Peterson here, that wildlife-pictures should mostly remain unaltered. My view on wildlife photography is that this is doctumentary-photography, not illustrative or fine-art work. If a wildlife-photography should be passed of as a decorative picture, in my view, should also loose it’s wildlife-photography status and be changed to fine-art.

Toffa Berg, a dedicated landscape photographer hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Stavanger, Norway. Toffa's lens is a portal to the intimate and less-traveled corners of Norway's natural beauty. With a passion for solitude and an aversion to city life, Toffa's photography is a reflection of the quiet moments and serene vistas that capture the essence of the Norwegian wilderness. He runs both Toffa and Knotten and Toffa Berg Photography. Under this author profile he writes in the power of being a photographer and not a vanlifer.

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