In the world of digital manipulation, photographic imperfections are an extinct phenomenon. What started as an offshoot of photography is increasingly been seen as mandatory for optimum artistic impression of images? True, digital manipulation is just not chosen past time for millions but a complete industry on its own. Like any other creative vocation it not only bread but creative satisfaction to those associated with the job. Though photography is an independent art but when digital manipulation techniques are blended into it, it leads to outstanding photographic results.There have been substantial developments in the area of digital manipulation in the last decade. On the one hand the simple techniques have improved upon their earlier version to create even better results. And simultaneously several new techniques have been devised. By virtue of these fresh techniques even the most difficult manipulations tasks appear to be simple. The other benefit is that with the help of such technology, photo editing is no more a time consuming task. For optimum results one needs to explore with the technology and its various aspects.Digital manipulation and its scope:The scope of digital manipulation is not limited to handling with photographic imperfections. Though it is among one of the most practical uses of the technology but beyond that, it is used for various purposes. There are distinctly two diverse uses of the technology.The realistic purpose – Firstly it is for realistic purposes. Where in manipulation is used to create amazing looking photographs. These photographs are then used for various purposes. Be it print or digital media, advertising, personal photos, to industrial purpose, the uses are unlimited. From big banner hoardings to magazine covers, digital manipulation is the trick behind all those perfect looking images. For high quality results it is mandatory to use digital manipulation tricks to the perfection.The illustrious purpose – The illustrious purpose is largely limited to the exhibition photography. More and more photographers are taking up image manipulation as the new way out for exhibiting unparalleled art. They not only use the latest technology but also employ their best creative skills to create fabulous images. On several occasions, such projects are complex and demand maximum use of technology. Often the results are achieved by using one more than one techniques of photo editing.Varied kinds of photo editing tools are used for bringing the most realistic impression but it largely depends on the artist to choose the most appropriate one. Whether too choose mask or to retouch an image, eye catching results are always the result of perfect choice of the editing tool.Image editing and ethics:When there are absolutely no reigns to the scope of image manipulation, it is important to note the difference between ethical and unethical use of the same. While it is absolutely correct to imply the best technology to digitally enhance the images for aesthetic purpose. But it is ethical to prevent photo editing of images used for journalistic or documentary purpose. Though the technology has proved immensely useful in varied fields but one cannot deny that it demands strong actions against the unscrupulous use of the same.
Any one that has a dog, had a dog or even thinking about getting a dog, take heed as they live in their own little world and sometimes they will play tricks on their human owners. If you have been around dogs for any length of time, you will know they are thinkers and pranksters. We had a dog that had three legs because the UPS truck ran over him and broke his leg. The vet removed it and he lived another twelve years. Many people in our neighborhood called him Tripod, but he could still out run their dogs.Starting out as puppies they are a hoot to watch, no matter what they might end up doing. Even as a puppy or dog had us going, especially when it came to playing fetch. We would throw the ball and he would run to catch it. But he never brought it back; he would sit by the ball and give us that look like, ‘do you think I am stupid? I’ll throw it to you and you go get it’, he just had that look.Giving a dog a bath is what I consider Doggie Dog humor, hands down. You spend all that time lovingly washing him getting all the dirt and mud off of him and then he escapes outside somehow, and rolls in the dirt or they will roll on the carpet or worse your bed. He is actually laughing at you and you just stand there and wonder why he does that. He looks up at you and says, “Gotcha ma”.Humor within the dogs comes in many forms, such as calling your dog in for the night. They will take their sweet time that is for sure. They’ll come up to the porch, and just sit down looking up at you like ‘you called?’ if you really watch your dog you will learn their language. You will learn their eye signals, as well as their tail and ears. Their growl might mean different things. But it is in the eyes that one must watch as they tell you so much.Mostly dogs try to be good, but there are times when they just decide not to be and then trouble will begin. Believe it or not dogs that do those silly things to make you laugh is actually good for you. Such as, a dog will try not to throw up in the car. They are embarrassed when they do so. They try not to play tug of war with dad’s underwear when he is on the pot, though it is so enticing, it is hard for them not too.I strongly feel that dogs are a gift from God, to humor us and love us unconditionally. They are extremely loyal to their masters and will lay down and die for you. It seems their lot in life is to make us humans happy, no matter what they may do. So love your dog unconditionally, keep them well and healthy and you will have a friend for life.
The term Native American is representative of all the original inhabitants of the Americas, prior to European colonisation. It includes North, Central, South America, West Indies and the Eskimo nations. Despite the expansive cultural base that it symbolizes, Native American art has been relegated to the fringes of the American West until recent years. In order to determine why Native American art became peripheral, and how the change from exclusion to inclusion of culture came to be, it is important to first understand its history.Art is said to be non-existent unless it has an audience, and that statement is very much at the root of the progression of Native American art.In Native America, there was no word for ‘art’ prior to Europe’s colonisation. Items were created for functional means only, and those that were better skilled were considered experts, not artists. For example, function might represent a bowl used for cooking, or a garment decorated with eagle feathers so that its wearer could take on the spirit and foresight of an eagle.Across the different cultures and regions, many had a deep connection to the spirit world and experienced dream or waking states. From the dream state, important and inspirational messages were communicated to the tribes, sometimes through visual means. These visualisations, similar to the Aboriginal dreamscapes of native Australians, formed the basis for Native American art.The carriers of the messages were tagged with wisdom and their purpose was linked to the collective survival of the tribe, and it can be said that art for Native American nations was more a collective rather than an individual means of expression. The freedom of individualism in European art was not practiced; nevertheless, on rare occasion, some were encouraged in that direction, like EL Blumenschein or Maria Martinez, and Iris Nampeyo, whose forms were based on old Indian pottery.After the settlement of Europeans and the extinction of many original tribes, an ethnological interest arose. Native American art was considered more artefact than art, with emphasis placed on the historical and educational aspect of a primitive culture. The advanced cultures of the Mayans, Aztecs, Incas for example, were given precedence over other tribes, which created a segregated and less rounded understanding of the art of all Native American nations.Considering the definition of Native American, this encompasses what is fast becoming labelled as Latin American art. Understandably, it is not possible to define such a broad movement of art into something that is easily definable. Therefore, it is no wonder that sub-divisions are evolving.In recent years, there has been an upsurge in interest in Native American art by young, knowledgeable buyers. Madonna hit the news in the 90′s with her purchase of a Frida Kahlo painting, putting Frida more in the mainstream than ever before. In 2006, the final Kahlo painting was sold for $5 million which caused a jump in Native American sales. The trend continues to grow due, in large part, to collectors searching for under valued art. For example, in 2009, Sotheby’s sold Diego Rivera’s ‘Nina con Rebuzo’ for twice its estimated value.Another reason for growth in the market arises out of the history of political tensions experienced in many of the Native American regions, most of which are in the Southern Americas, where the term Latin American art comes from. As art becomes a globalised commodity, and governments lean towards democracy, more opportunities are arising for the artists of these regions to travel and share their art.This proves that art requires an audience before it is considered art. The art of the American West was once considered to be exclusively Native American because there was more interest in its preservation in the United States than anywhere else.This interest travelled to Europe where artists appropriated themes inherent of this region of Native America. For example, Leon Underwood’s ‘Manitu Bird’ or Joseph Beuys’s ‘Action’ performance piece about the transcendence to a coyote spirit.
Upcoming Native American artists to watch for, from the Innuit Nation to Mexico, are Kenojuak Ashevek, Miguel Covarrubias and Eduardo Kingman. The boundaries are being removed as the art of Native America is reclaimed fully across regions.And hidden in many corners of all these regions, other art devoid of audience waits in silence. Like the colonialists of yesteryear, art collectors and buyers journey to unknown lands in order to discover.
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