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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Photographic Ethics
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bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: December 13th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"Anyone can mess around with Photoshop and make an image"

In all seriousness - Flickr proves this untrue. Using PS is a real legitimate honest to goodness skill.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: December 13th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Looking back, I did speak too hastily. More accurately, I've seen how anyone can take a digital photo and use PS to distort the that image, poorly and beyond the bounds of good art, taste, or reality (I'm probably leaving myself wide open to criticism here). But, the adjustments and "distortions" that Photoshop allows can also be done skillfully and intentionally, to create good art.

I'm probably not phrasing this in the best way, and I can see the holes in what I'm saying as I'm typing it. I guess I was trying to express my sympathy with C's point of view; even though I'm a PS user myself, I occasionally feel I'm skating the close to that territory where my images no longer bear "truth".

I should back off now--I'm getting too close to a splitting-hairs kind of argument that I'm not very skilled at defending myself in :-).
bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: December 13th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I think we mean the same thing, anyway.
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