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    Jorge

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
    I dont know if things have changed in PN, but I remember I while back a lot of members were upset because of the ratings system and the apparent over use of PS. In the end it became a big stink.

    One thing you will find here is that people upload their photos to share. Sean has done a great job setting up the galleries and you will find that the quality of the photography is IMO very high compared to other sites. Since most here do not manipulate the image and some, like me, are beguinners at scanning and could not manipulate the image even if we wanted to, I feel the photography uploaded is truly representative of the work.

    I think is refreshing to know that the image you are seeing comes from a real paper print and has actually been printed to show and is not an electronic version that who knows if it could ever be printed and have the same impact.
    The level of PS on photo.net is still really high and you would be hard pressed to find a member that will list the manipulation they put their image through. They all pretend that the image that is viewed is the image that was captured. As far as the scanning goes, I too scan from a print with an old flat bed scanner. It does drop the quality which is frustrating. The most common problem for me is a decrease in sharp focus, the majority of scans make the print look soft.
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    Welcome Stephen. I'm a newbie too and getting to grips with this great site
    for enthusiastic traditionalists. Stan.L-B

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    welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen J. Collier
    I have been involved with Photography for a sum total of about three years. I live in the Bay Area. If you mean what format do I like to shoot in I would say that 35mm is all I can afford.
    welcome! i too am a bay area amateur photographer. i agree with your comments on "photography" really being "imaging" these days. i get really upset when i'm on p.n and see a nice image only to learn its been heavily post-processed on a computer. it means that image i saw doesn't really occur and no equipment could have captured it.

    i also started out wtih 35mm. i made the leap to medium format with a holga (a $20 camera!) and totally loved the larger negatives. i've gone crazy (as most of my friends (all of whom aren't photonerds like us)) as i've made another leap to large format.

    i just recently joined apug and find it very refreshing.

    where in the bay area are you? are you in any of the local camera clubs (which are sadly mostly digital now)?


    jason

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