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

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Re: The Past "Photography" the Future "Imagery" Not for ME!
In reply to fcheh, 8 months ago

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 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!

Wow, you obviously never shot film nor owned a darkroom.  I can remember the nights spent dodging, burning, cropping.

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.

Zooms also give you the same PoV as everyone else, just a matter of which route you prefer.  Composition is the final arbiter.

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.

Good photography requires patience and dedication.  That means composing, waiting for the light and the correct moment to capture the image you see in your mind's eye.

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.

Only amateurs and snapshoots shoot like that.  However, there are times when burst shooting works, but you also have to know what  you are doing to capture what you wanted.

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