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09/03/2010 07:06:59 PM · #1
Ok whenever I take a picture that I like and I look at it on my camera screen, If it's not perfect and could use a tweaking, I think too myself 'I'll edit it in photoshop'.
Is this wrong and am I relying on it too much?
09/03/2010 07:07:46 PM · #2
Photoshop = Darkroom

PARTY ON!!!
09/03/2010 07:14:37 PM · #3
Originally posted by adamelliott111:

Ok whenever I take a picture that I like and I look at it on my camera screen, If it's not perfect and could use a tweaking, I think too myself 'I'll edit it in photoshop'.
Is this wrong and am I relying on it too much?


Aslong as you are happy with the picture at the end why worry?
09/03/2010 07:15:33 PM · #4
Whatever it takes to produce the image you are happy with. You should look to improve whichever set of skills necessary to produce better images. Usually it's both behind the camera and in front of the computer. More of one and less of the other for some and vice-versa.
09/03/2010 07:23:47 PM · #5
Are there boobies in the photo?
09/03/2010 07:26:01 PM · #6
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Are there boobies in the photo?


I miss you!!!!
09/03/2010 07:47:55 PM · #7
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Are there boobies in the photo?

I miss you!!!!

That's your boobies talking.
09/03/2010 07:48:24 PM · #8
Yeh I guess it's the final image that matters the most.

...and StrikeSlip I can confirm there are no boobies in the photo ;)
09/03/2010 07:49:44 PM · #9
Originally posted by adamelliott111:

Yeh I guess it's the final image that matters the most.

...and StrikeSlip I can confirm there are no boobies in the photo ;)

Well... then it's probably not worth spending too much time on. ;-)
09/03/2010 07:54:10 PM · #10
I'm surprised you've won so many ribbons if that's your philosophy! ;-)
09/03/2010 08:01:49 PM · #11
Originally posted by adamelliott111:

I'm surprised you've won so many ribbons if that's your philosophy! ;-)

Wishful typing.

The only time I've ever photographed boobies was when the wife saw me walking home with my camera after a walk to the lake shore to photograph birds. She was in our second floor bedroom window. She saw me on the sidewalk, I saw her in the window, she flashed me, I photographed her.

It's in my private collection, for lonely times. ;-)
09/03/2010 08:03:33 PM · #12
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

The only time I've ever photographed boobies was when the wife saw me walking home with my camera after a walk to the lake shore to photograph birds. She was in our second floor bedroom window. She saw me on the sidewalk, I saw her in the window, she flashed me, I photographed her.

I remember that. I lived across the street. Snapped a few myself. :P
09/03/2010 08:07:48 PM · #13
And while we're still on the subject, did you edit them in photoshop? ;-)
09/03/2010 08:18:18 PM · #14
Originally posted by adamelliott111:

And while we're still on the subject, did you edit them in photoshop? ;-)

Booyah! :-)
09/03/2010 08:18:54 PM · #15
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

The only time I've ever photographed boobies was when the wife saw me walking home with my camera after a walk to the lake shore to photograph birds. She was in our second floor bedroom window. She saw me on the sidewalk, I saw her in the window, she flashed me, I photographed her.

I remember that. I lived across the street. Snapped a few myself. :P

I sight to be seen! ;-P
09/04/2010 12:47:24 AM · #16
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

The only time I've ever photographed boobies was when the wife saw me walking home with my camera after a walk to the lake shore to photograph birds. She was in our second floor bedroom window. She saw me on the sidewalk, I saw her in the window, she flashed me, I photographed her.

I remember that. I lived across the street. Snapped a few myself. :P

I sight to be seen! ;-P


Apparently if they can easily be seen from across the street! Ha! (Or was that where the photoshoping came in, muahahaha!) :P
09/04/2010 07:44:08 AM · #17
Sort of depends on what you want I guess. If, like most here seem to think, that the end result is all that matters then have at it. I've never thought that way. To me getting there is all that matters. If you do everything correct up until you look at the back of the camera a good picture takes care of itself from that point on.

Get it as good as you can in the camera. Use PS to make a great picture amazing, not a mediocre picture a step above.

Most film photographers would say (I'm old and have worked in darkrooms a ton) that their images were pretty damn good out of cam. All tonalities represented, correct sun, correct exposure, etc. They used the darkroom to enhance already good and technically sound shots. They would never, ever waste darkroom time on a mediocre image.

JMO...
09/04/2010 09:12:53 AM · #18
I don't know what the definition of too much would be, but I can say with the advent of digital photography, I now do my own work as far as editing goes and that completely puts the end result in my hands.

I have a screwball mind's eye that sees differently than my camera, so in order for me to realize my vision of an image, I pretty much entirely rely on having photoshop to achieve that end.
09/04/2010 09:57:59 AM · #19
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

I don't know what the definition of too much would be, but I can say with the advent of digital photography, I now do my own work as far as editing goes and that completely puts the end result in my hands.

I have a screwball mind's eye that sees differently than my camera, so in order for me to realize my vision of an image, I pretty much entirely rely on having photoshop to achieve that end.


Did the old photographers relied too much at cropping, straightening dodging and burning? Or perhaps at cross processes?

Art is owned by the creator thereof, not the one looking at it. The creator of art is only responsible to himself/herself unless they are prepared to sell their souls for the pleasing of others.
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