Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/13

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Photoshop dilemma
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 14:09:57 -0400

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[]On Behalf Of Darrell
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 1:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Photoshop dilemma

And I completely disagree....  I am NOT a Photoshop
expert.  In fact I had never scanned a photo before
two weeks ago, and only have Photoshop Elements which
I have very limited expertise with.

That said, I don't limit my view of photography by
expecting that what I see in a photo is exactly what
was there. There are many great photographs that were
enhanced by use of filters and traditional darkroom
techniques. I don't see Photoshop or it's competitors
as different than that, they've just gone another
step. In fact photographers like Jerry Uelsmann have
done very altered realities for many years without
using a computer to do so (check out
for examples).  I still see this kind of work as

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Well then, given that you have been scanning and using Photoshop elements
for two full weeks, and given the fact that you consider a cut and paste
image of lips emerging from a dirt road a "photographs," I guess there's
really nothing I can add to the discussion.;-)

B. D.

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