This post by Cliveh http://www.apug.org/forums/forum47/1...oshopping.html made me think about photo contest and exhibitions.

My questions is can people that make and consume photographs can appreciate subtly and imperfection in a digital age? Does the average viewer of photography look at traditional images that we (APUGers) love as dull and blah? I'm slowly seeing over-saturated, perfect pics with certain segments of photographers. I see it especially the dabblers of photography that have Photoshop. Is modern society having their palates clapped out with unreal images? Can fast food diners eat real food? Can we look at ourselves in the mirror and accept our warts and wrinkles after believing that fashion and beauty mags are the real deal?