Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

How much saturation is too much?

dbuckenmyer

Jackson, US
86 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via AOL IM
dbuckenmyer Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Feb 2009
Fri 13-Aug-10 02:38 PM

Recently at our camera club meetings we have been having an ongoing conversation about the use of digital manipulation on a standard image and how much is acceptable. Several members feel that any Photoshopping is unacceptable because it alters the image/scene that was being captured. While this is a fair argument, some members feel that, especially with RAW images, the color and light that reaches the sensor are not exact due to several types of filtering, and others believe that since photography is an art, anything that you do to a photo, within legal boundaries, is part of the art process (the purists like to keep photography separate from other art mediums). While looking through the pages of several photo magazines, the shots ran the gamut from desaturated to what we all accepted as way over-saturated.

My question is, what is each of your opinions on how much saturation/manipulation is acceptable in a photograph of say, a local landmark, that is for public display or sale? I would like to add more ingredients to or processing discussions at the club, so everyone please feel free to chime in and include examples/links if you wish.

dbuckenmyer

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Subject
ID
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
1
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
2
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
3
     Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
4
          Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
5
               Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
7
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
6
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
8
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
9
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
10
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
11
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
12
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
13
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
14
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
15
     Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
16
          Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
17
               Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
18
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
19
Reply message RE: How much saturation is too much?
20

G