Photography: The big lie

Started Aug 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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karlreed Contributing Member • Posts: 735
PP and as shot..Photography: The bigger truths

My comments on PP drew some criticism. The best photographers I know personally are extreme users of PP, however, I try to avoid it.

there is something about the challenge of "as shot". I now crop a little, and do a little geometry, and also, now do some exposure and highlight adjustment, but, i generally avoid it because I loose then low-noise properties delivered by the D700.

This a favourite shot.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/kreed/works/4879121-vancouver-boats-at-night-001

It has, as far as my LR log shows, had very little 9actually, no) PP.

Its one of about six, some of the others have blown highlights, and actually look a bit better.

I'm sure a lot of PP would make it better.. but, I rather like it. I like the relative lack of noice, and, the almost pure black. A PP'd version I saw was technically better, but had lost that solid black look.

Some one made the point about the "real" pping that went on with coloured prints. I used a great processing shop in Greensborough near me, and, my prints were always great. I now know they are adjusting the colour temperature quite a bit.. but, i got my prints ate their best, without any action on my part.

Anyway, its been an interesting discussion, thanks to the OP..

Regards
Karl
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