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Old Jan 17, 2017, 12:55 PM   #1
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Here is a controversial topic....Photography and Photoshop. How much is enough and how much is too much? How creative can we get or are we supposed to process it the way we saw it? Here is a comparison between the original shot vs the same shot processed through Photoshop. Your comments are welcome.
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Old Jan 17, 2017, 7:28 PM   #2
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Freedom of choice!
Whatever you want it's your image/s. There's no right no wrong.
Some may like it some may not. Thats their choice.
Personally, I find the photoshopped image much more interesting but it's not anything I'd be inclined to do.
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Freedom of choice!
Whatever you want it's your image/s. There's no right no wrong.
Some may like it some may not. Thats their choice.
Personally, I find the photoshopped image much more interesting but it's not anything I'd be inclined to do.
Ditto. I can't say I wouldn't do it, though. It all depends on what YOU like... or, if you're shooting for someone, what THEY like and will pay for.
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I go along with making corrections with editing software, and removing elements, in some cases, but I wouldn't claim something as a photograph if I had added elements which were not in the original shot. I would clearly identify it (as Bynx has here) as photoshopped, or a composite.
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Old Jan 19, 2017, 9:34 AM   #5
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Isnt it intuitive that it all depends on purpose & what one is attempting to do or accomplish?

A cleaned up version of the 1st pix would be correct in the case of saying "this is what we saw or how it looked."

The 2nd pix is perfectly suitable in a portfolio of picture art (that is without comment).

Obviously in the case of pix 2, saying "this is what we saw " or "how it appeared" is simply a non-truth (or even a lie).

Now days though with fake news, anything goes.

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which ones the original?
just kidding
you've a taken a nice picture and turned it into an amazing picture
nothing wrong with that in my opinion
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G'day fellas

All the above comments are okay for your personal enjoyment of the image

However, as I understand it, for exhibition purposes, the Photographic Society of America plus the UK Royal Photo Society plus the Aussie Photographic Society all have similar rules for exhibiting images

"... If an image is ex-camera with only minor editing it can be exhibited into any category [landscape, nature, portrait etc.]. However, if it is a montage of 2 or more images &/or includes substantial editing, it can only be entered into an 'Open' category... "

Hope this helps
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In my humble opinion, minor contrast, color, saturation and sharpness adjustments are one thing. Adding or subtracting elements from a photograph render it art.

If you stick a chevy 350 engine in a completely restored '65 Mustang, it works, but now the originality is spoiled. And, you can't sell it as an original.

I would still love to have it, though.
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Old Feb 7, 2017, 6:45 AM   #9
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I like 'em both. All pictures are art to me.
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Old Feb 15, 2017, 2:35 PM   #10
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Ansel Adam's did not struggle with this issue. Look at his Moonrise Hernandez photo that changed many times as he changed until he got it the way he saw it even though it looks nothing like the original.

Photography is an art form, like painting. Some painters paint it exactly as it is many paint it as they see it.

“During my first years of printing the ‘Moonrise’ negative, I allowed some random clouds in the upper sky area to show, although I had visualized the sky in very deep values and almost cloudless. It was not until the 1970’s that I achieved a print equal to the original visualization and that I still vividly recall.”
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