Rich42

Rich42

Joined on Jul 4, 2012
About me:

Photographer/Graphic Artist since mid-1950s. Have had my hands in just about every photographic soup at one time or another. Operated camera systems from microscopes to 24" x 30" repro cameras and everything in-between. Drum scanner operator, owner of commercial printing company. Semi-retired physician.

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On App tutorial: Give portraits depth with HDR feel post (41 comments in total)
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CollBaxter: Ieeeesh this looks like 4 steps form looking normal to homeless.

@MobilPix

I have plenty of experience with "mobile" photography. But I have decades of experience with real photography. The image presented here is awful. Period. For all the reasons I mentioned. The manipulations in this non-tutorial don't improve anything about the image. Garbage in, garbage out. But my main point is that the false artsy grunge look of this technique is just about worthless in any case. It's Instagram on steroids. "Look I are a photographer, and I don't need no talent at all. I just run any pic through my magical filter method! Ain't I great?!"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On App tutorial: Give portraits depth with HDR feel post (41 comments in total)
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CollBaxter: Ieeeesh this looks like 4 steps form looking normal to homeless.

Awful. If you want portraits to have "depth" you should learn the basics of lighting, exposure, composition and at least how to hold a camera steady. The HDR fad to give "character" to images has been one of the ugliest, no-talent manipulations to ever come along. Granted this is only a cell phone camera, but the image is just terrible. Forget HDR nonsense. Learn some photography basics.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 23:48 UTC
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