Disqualified for too much PP?

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
RaptorUK
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Re: Disqualified for too much PP?
In reply to Tim A2, Feb 13, 2013

Tim A2 wrote:

Raptor, how would you state a rule that limits PP to only that which leaves a natural looking photo, one that does not show any sign of having been processed, except, of course, to experts.

Tim

It's incredibly difficult and is something I have considered before.  Can you define "a natural looking photo" ?  it's not easy.

What is the aim of the rule in the first place ? that should be the first question,  if the aim is to get an image that shows the scene that the photographer was trying to capture and that faithfully reproduces that scene then that is what needs to be stated.

A rule that states this does not exclude PP, it just excludes bad PP (overdone PP is bad PP).

PP that is done well is not noticeable,  IMO  so why exclude it ?  just to maintain a level playing field with those that do not or can not PP ?

When setting rules a Host has to examine not only what they want the rules to do but why they want the rules to do it,  not only method behind the rules but also motivation.  Considering the motivation will often lead to a better rule.

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