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Photographer's choices for 2014

Talented cellist performing in the street What are your goals and aspirations for your photography in 2014? Or put another way, if you don't know where you want to go, how are you ever going to get there? Here are some thoughts on the choices facing today's photographers and my personal guidelines. At the start of 2014 most photographers are doing one of the following: Authentically capturing reality.  Manipulating reality using software to create digital 'art' works. Creating commercial images that use some aspects of reality but actually portray a world that upon closer inspection could never exist. What path will you follow? For me the only photographic path that has any long term value is to capture reality. What this means is following a strict code so that my audience knows that what they see is real, the way I saw it. My guidelines Image treatment I will not digitally enhance images beyond basic darkroom corrections such as burning, dodging,