The recent use of an HDR image by a newspaper set off a debate on the propriety of using the new techniques made possible by Photoshop. This led to an examination of the age-old concept of the “Decisive Moment” and its meaning in the era of computational photojournalism.
News Photographer Magazine ran this column in April 2012.
By John Long, Ethics Chairman, NPPA
Is this a new era, one where the “decisive moment” has changed?