I will be the first to confess that I try to look at images with an analytical approach often found by telltale signs of data buried in digital files known as EXIF. That is not always available and often this data is missing. Opinions are valuable but some process I believe is necessary in making educated determinations. Some basic understandings of optics/cameras are a useful aid but that does not mean a valuable opinion cannot be submitted by those less technically driven. The key is often removing bias and using the facts at hand. Applying logic/critical thinking and asking more questions when there are additional doubts tend useful for analysis.
I prefer to eliminate natural causes first and if all fails, offer an alternative explanation. I believe technically well informed individuals are not necessarily more qualified for a definitive analysis but I would trust a surgeon more for an operation than a computer technician which leads me to ask the following..
- Do you you use a checklist for analysis?
- Do you have a process that works for your determination of the image file?
- Do you think belief systems should be included in analysis?
- Do you think natural causes should be included in the process of elimination?
- Do you use technical data to derive a conclusion?
- Do you think I’m asking way to many lame questions?
Additional: Thanks Vlawde for your undying support in answering question 6 immediately... Love it LMAO!
Edited by EVP, 01 December 2017 - 09:03 PM.