Well, lori, I gave you the benefit of the doubt by posting your comment (Freedom of Speech isn’t always free). No where in my post did I indicate that a PROFESSIONAL photographer should manipulate photos. As a matter of fact, most of the magazines you mentioned require the submission to be in RAW format. Why?? The publisher may make adjustments to the picture for the best lighting and clarity of items covered within a shadow. (Usually referred to as the “bottom line” or money in the pocket.)
The reason I almost deleted this post message was the next to last line. I am retired military and do not know what publications she is referring to. The line is basically a political one, stated on personal thoughts and not on fact. The political nature of the statement is the reason I will no longer post any comment that can be taken as a political statement. There are plenty of smutty blogs in cyberspace she can use for politics.
The last thing about accepting a post is to ensure there is an email address with it. Lori’s was a “no-reply” email address so I could not ask her any questions or request she change her post. I include an email address….is it my “real” email address? It is not the one I have from my ISP but is from Google (Gmail). Anyone can get a Yahoo, MSN, AOL, etc FREE email account and still remain “anonymous”.
That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
Should a woman who puts on lipstick, blush and eye shadow be called “manipulator”? What if I were to shave my beard off? Is that manipulation? LOL