I would like to discuss the aesthetics of photography...

Started May 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Beat Traveller
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Re: I would like to discuss the aesthetics of photography...
In reply to Great Bustard, May 26, 2013

It makes sense. The brain can only focus on so many elements at once. Digital photography and post-processing makes it possible to boost every element of a photograph to optimum, and it's very easy for photographers to get a kind of tunnel-vision whereby they expect every image to have maximum detail, contrast, sharpness, saturation, dynamic range etc.

You only need to show a less than 'technically' perfect photo to someone now and then to be reminded of how this is not a recipe for aesthetic impact. My fiancee often wanders past my laptop while I'm obsessing over sharpening artifacts and mentions that the photo looks really good.

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