From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:05:41 -0400 Fwd Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:00:12 -0400 Subject: Re: UFO Photos The Future - Maccabee >From: Bob Shell <bob.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 10:25:22 -0400 >Subject: Re: UFO Photos The Future >>From: Dave Haith <visions.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates <UFOupdates.nul> >>Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 19:16:08 -0000 >>Subject: UFO Photos The Future >>What I'd be interested to hear from other Listers is 'When do >>you think technology will produce the kind of cameras and camera >>ownership necessary to produce such a mass of evidence that the >>physical reality of this phenomena will be hard for even the >>mainstream press, to deny?' >I've been a professional photographer and writer about >photography since the early 70s. I've watched photography >change, slowly through the 70s and 80s, and very rapidly since >the advent of digital imaging in the early 90s. >In its earlier days most people accepted photography as a >rendering of the truth. In fact, it never was. Early >photographers cut and pasted negatives and prints to create >composite images... <snip> >The point is that photography was never truth. >Think about photographs as evidence in court. A photograph, by >itself, is evidence of nothing. It must have substantiating >testimony before it can be admitted into evidence as a >representation of a real place or event. Today, with digital >imaging, the whole roll of photos as evidence is being >reevaluated. Bob is correct. The bottom line is that the best a photo can do is act as an aide to the witness' memory as to what the object looked like. The 'worst' it can do is provide evidence of a fake, such as the presence of a string supporting a model, or a real inconsistency with the story of how it was taken. Virtually any photo could be faked given enough time, expertise and desire to fake. Theat means that one must investigate the photographer to determine whether or not there is any evidence of capability and motive to create such a fake.
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