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Charter Member||Sat 11-May-13 09:29 PM|
#8. "RE: Old style Photoshopping"|
In response to Reply # 6
- I shoot in RAW, virtually all the time, therefore I use Photoshop for every image I produce and publish.
- In digital photography, whether you use Photoshop, Corel Painter, or any other software to process your photos, or take a jpg file, for example, right out of your camera, without editing it yourself, virtually every image pulled directly from digital cameras have been processed, by the photographer or their camera. The digital camera processes all kinds of aspects of jpg photos such as contrast, color saturation and sharpening, all done by the computer which runs each digital camera.
- As each image is processed in some way why should a label be applied saying it was processed, and for that matter, so was and is every film photo.
- As to materially changing an image, in news photography, for example, this is and should be forbidden. In art photography, materially changing the photo is all part of the art. In other words, the end use is critical in determining whether or not image enhancement is accepted, and how much is acceptable, and to my mind, such "enhancements" as curve correction to ensure the WB is right and that the colors are on, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpening, etc., are generally merely "perfecting" the image, making it look
like it did in your mind's eye.
- Every photographer, in a way, processes every image themselves, by the choices made in setting the exposure. Aperture use controls the DOF, what's sharp and what's blurred in the photo. Shutter speed controls whether any movement in the scene is frozen in time, or blurred showing what was moving. White Balance controls the overall hues of the scene as captured. How we frame each shot is even editing. Etc., Etc., Etc. I see no difference between cropping a shot in Photoshop, for example, and using a zoom lens, or physically moving up and back to frame a shot to show what we want to show and hide what we choose to hide of a scene.
In other words, every photo is manipulated or edited to some degree. How are any of the methods of manipulation, or editing, or processing, in the end, different than the others? Using photo editing software isn't any different than photographer's self-editing don't in exposure choices, so why mention it. I hope that clears up what I said, and answers your question.
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