Rami Baruch and Eli Gornstein are two prominent Israeli Actors. I photographed them during a staged rehearsal, and then created a blend of 5 photographs that seems to have captured something that was not obvious in a single image.
Opacity is a crude tool. It is superb for a quick look at the gradation of an effect, but it is a bad practice for doing any precise photo editing. With one or two more clicks you get a much better tool that allows you to fine tune your end product. Here’s the full explanation and an example.
When I embed a color profile in a jpg image, I give you the option to see it just as I had created it. If you don’t, I will never see your image as you had envisioned it. This post explains why embedding color profiles is important, how can you even get to see color profiles, and how can you test if your browser actually reads them (i.e., is color managed).
I describe here the make of a photograph, with deeper thoughts in mind. If a photograph is just a representation of reality, then what would it be if we change it in some major way, say, by erasing all colors? Is it still a photograph? If this is an artistic decision, what is art?