to Photoshop or not to photoshop, that is the question.

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Phil the Photographer, Jan 16, 2008.

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To photoshop or not to photoshop, that is the question

  1. Yes

    78.8%
  2. No

    6.1%
  3. Rarley

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  4. Only for non-photographical effects

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  1. Phil the Photographer

    Phil the Photographer in need of Photo-holic therapy

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    To photoshop or not to photoshop, that is the question.


    UPDATE: When I started this poll I was almost completly agaist PP, you've made me see reason, thanks!
     
  2. Phil the Photographer

    Phil the Photographer in need of Photo-holic therapy

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    Whoops! Aciddent!
     
  3. TATTRAT

    TATTRAT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    shoot, I wish I just knew how to use it.
     
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    monkeykoder TPF Noob!

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    Ummm white balance? Color saturation?
     
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    skieur TPF Noob!

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    It is not really a choice. Postprocessing with some program is a requirement for all professional work and all dedicated enthusiasts use it as well. Only beginners without a basic knowledge of digital photography would even consider not doing postprocessing.

    skieur
     
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    nicfargo TPF Noob!

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    Word Skieur, Word!
     
  7. monkeykoder

    monkeykoder TPF Noob!

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    I am a 100% newbie to photography and I still don't see where I would be with my D50 and no post processing. Color saturation is something that usually should be different for each image.
     
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    Ls3D TPF Noob!

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    I respect the people who strive for AS SHOT, but since I've been fixing and modifying other peoples work for almost 20 years (parallax, CC and compositing), AND view 99% of what I shot in PS, well I have no problem with sweetening a shot with a little curve or levels adjustment, or perhaps a modest tweak in saturation or color balance, etc... the future is now.

    -Shea
     
  9. monkeykoder

    monkeykoder TPF Noob!

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    DSLRs are basically designed for PP they take the image with all the data needed to make it great you just do those few tweaks it needs to really pop.
     
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    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    I agree with skieur. You can't not photoshop. Well...sometimes it's ok...but to be honest...it's not cheating...it's digital darkroom.
     
  11. Phil the Photographer

    Phil the Photographer in need of Photo-holic therapy

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    Hm.. you guys are beginning to change my view!:irked::idea:
     
  12. monkeykoder

    monkeykoder TPF Noob!

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    Adding stuff that wasn't there is probably not good but there are a lot of little things that are meant to be done to images some images need high saturation some need low saturation. Burning and dodging a few select areas adds emphasis. Adding a unicorn and fire probably too far...
     

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