Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/02/26

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Subject: [Leica] Is that so wrong?
From: feli2 at (Feli)
Date: Sat Feb 26 18:06:50 2005
References: <r02010400-1038-3FDFC94D882B11D9BAAD000393B59F78@[]>

It's certainly becoming more common to see the PS approach.
If you look on something like, the vast majority of shots
are heavily manipulated. Nothing wrong with that, but to me it's just 
a photograph anymore, but a graphic.

Personally I really dislike the attitude that a lot of shooters take
these days, of "oh, I'll just fix it later in PS".  Why not just shoot
it right the first time around? Somehow strikes me as, gasp- cheating.
It makes a lot of people look like they are far better photographers 
they really are. I feel the same way about a lot of people I know who 
with heavily automated cameras and claim to be 'professional' 
when they don't even know how to use a lightmeter, grey card or 
the relationship between asa, shutter speeds and aperture.

Photography as a craft is not what it used to be.


On Feb 26, 2005, at 11:18 AM, Kenneth Frazier wrote:

> feli wrote:
>> Didn't they used to call such work a photomontage?
> Yes, and my artist friend made the same comment.  The last show we
> attended together featured a traveling exhibit with original prints by
> HCB and many others, in one room, and in the other rooms were the 
> pieces
> in the juried show.  The contrast was striking.  (What she said was:  
> "I
> thought this was a photo show.  These look like collages.")
> I should add that one of our listers had a "straight" Leica photo in
> that show, and his was distinctive, to my eye, anyway.
> Ken
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