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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Photoshop dilemma
From: Darrell Jennings <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 19:20:36 -0700 (PDT)

There are photographers that are artists, and
photographers that are craftsmen.  I think there is
room for both.  You obviously don't and can only
respond by a personal attack on me...pretty
unprofessional in my view.  

- --- "B. D. Colen" <> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On
> Behalf Of Darrell
> Jennings
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 1:16 PM
> To:
> 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
> photography.
> ------------------
> 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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