The Past "Photography" the Future "Imagery" Not for ME!

Started Apr 17, 2014 | Questions thread
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In reply to fcheh, Apr 17, 2014

fcheh wrote:

Just food for thought in the good old days we had Photography: Are we at the Tipping Point of "Imagery" where we PS the F* out of the image and call it Photography?

I guess when you've built you own darkroom and developed your own film you don't whine as much about using Photoshop and the unfair advantage and the good old days of photography, blah blah blah.

I would love to start a forum just for "What I Saw is What You Get" no post processing allowed, not even cropping just natural the way it happened pictures!

To get what I saw I post process. Simple. Otherwise you get what the camera saw. Not good.

Everything is post processed. The lazy way is to let your camera pick the parameters. The smart way to to do it yourself. Nah, that's too much like work.

One reason why I love a great zoom lens is you crop as you go, you compose then shoot. Primes are great BUT they give you the SAME point of view as everyone else using them.

Some people think of zooms as lazy shooting, and yearn for the good old days of primes only

Think of the days when each and every shot cost MONEY and was composed, waiting for the light, several takes then the lightbox, sorting for the best.

Thankfully those days are gone.

2014 and we have "BURST" shoot the S* out of something and hope something good comes of it and by the time we sit down and view 400 shots of nothing we forgot what we were trying to capture.

Or, you have people who use today's superior tools to take better photographs. The bar has been raised, are have you been left behind in those "good old days?"

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