HiFi-High Fidelity in Photography

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Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 17,687
Re: HiFi-High Fidelity in Photography

AutoFokus wrote:

High fidelity (often shortened to hi-fi or HiFi) is a term used by listeners, audiophiles and home audio enthusiasts to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound.

(by Wikipedia)

HiFi in Photography: so this would mean in photography that the picture closely resembles reality.

This is a false analogy. Hi-fi sound works by accurately recording (and then transmitting) individual frequencies of sound. The closest reasonable photo analogy is to record colours and details accurately.

But nowadays almost all pictures are;

- corrected

"Corrected" means adjusted to be nearer reality, not far away.

/ distorted / altered... and this is far away from reality.

What do you mean by distorted? Any lens distortions are easily corrected - see above.

What do you mean by altered? Altered from what to what? If they are accurate, why alter them? If they are not accurate, the obvious reason to alter them is to correct them - see above again.

and so, today it is better to master Photoshop than know how to make good pictures with good knowledge of Photo technology.

Photoshop is part of photo technology, not separate from it. Accurate photos need a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the technology.

What do you think ?

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