For starters, we're not talking about Sally Mann--a personal favorite--whose work isn't on the table.To tarbrush PS "effects" as bogus or "canned" simply implies you know less than most about what someone like Pascal Dangin does. His fashion work isn't one-dimensional or trite.
Originally Posted by Barry S
The OP brought up the issue of SF portraiture,its long gone heyday in the 70s, and why it passed in favor of hyper-sharpness. I see greater inventiveness and creative latitude made possible by PS in capable hands than was ever enabled by a lens alone--whatever the format. I love analog capture but it's often only the first step to a final image for me.