Manipulate your images
IS DIGITAL MANIPULATION cheating? It’s an argument that has raged since Photoshop first appeared in the late 1980s, and it goes back further than that, when photographers used in-camera trickery and printing techniques to present an altered reality. But who says a photograph has to represent nothing but the unadulterated truth? If photography is to take its place as a true artform – as we discuss further from page 32 – then the creative process shouldn’t be constrained by petty principles. Adrian Limani (http://adrianlimani. portfoliobox.io/) shows how to embrace the new creativity.
“The main picture name is called ‘Behind the Old Window’. Taken in my homeland, the old window is from another shot and I’ve comped that in and made it look like it’s really all one picture. The idea behind this image is that it’s like a story that tells a history because everyone has a story behind their own windows, and that story is called life.”
“The smaller picture name is called ‘Smile for the Camera’. I wanted to make a creative photo-concept based around the idea of levitation. I usually do photo manipulations based on my own photos. I like this sort of imagery because it lets you make something unique and express yourself with your own ideas. I used a chair to make the levitation look and then I composited the guy, who is my brother, into the shot. After that I added the grass and sky from other photos that I already had. The shot was made outside my house, in the garden.”