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

Started May 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Beat Traveller Contributing Member • Posts: 744
Re: I would like to discuss the aesthetics of photography...

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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