As new in Hamburg was looking for some new photo stores and one that was recommended to me is:
And when you go to gallery of photohaus:
you can see old historical photos (that are great):
and new photos (that are heavy photoshoped and no good) - any other link in gallery part.
I think people over photoshop their work because they want to hide emptiness and meaningless with shining technique. It works for masses … but not in apug .
Yes, of course!
Sure...many of those photographs have received their fair share of post-processing manipulation.
Those submitted entries are basically art contest submissions, and therefore, are not bound
to the constraints of photo journalistic realism.
I do Photoshop every day in my business. Here's a sample. When I do photography, it is honest work.
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I've discovered that the link presents different pictures in different orders each time you click on it. When I first opened the thread it was because I had seen a string of multiple nature and scenic photos that were obvious photoshop jobs. It's just dirty pool to me, in words that I can't gather.
So, is Lightroom and Elements okay? Or is editing in general not "honest"?
burning and dodging in the darkroom
and dodging while exposing
using slow or fast shutter speeds
or fast / slow films
developing the film ( or paper negative or glass plate &c)
a certain way ... in a certain developer because it may do something
"extra special" ( or not )
... its all manipulation
who cares what awards are given out for mastery of their process ...
its a process just as much as the traditional ones ...
I agree with JNanian. I've starter running my color scans through lightroom.
After first spending so much time on APUG, i was extremely reluctant to do this at the least.
But I found, that by using the simple tools provided, I was able to create a better image.
Now, maybe i'm conservative with any "modifications" I do to the images.
But in the end, the image content is king, and by going completely hybrid for my LF color neg work, It gives me a better image overall.
And in the end, that's all that matters, to me. Sure, some over-do it, but this high-falutent sense of purity only goes so far, when your perfect pure photograph is of a damn rock and a stick or a tree.