On non-“light”-related aspects:

Within the constraints of the laws of physics,* depictions of objects in the photograph always keep the same shape, position, and relative size that they had in the scene.

Like respected news agencies do, TCQ allows for the effects of limitations of the medium, of camera/lens/shutter anomalies, and for the laws of physics.


*For example, the nature of light means that photographs are actually recorded as upside-down within the camera or device (they are subsequently inverted to “right-side up” for viewing).

For trust reasons, when there is any conflict between “what the camera saw” and “what the camera recorded,” TCQ photographs favor “what the camera saw.”