(Closed) Should Photoshop be banned?

posted 12 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Do you think a photographer should use PhotoShop(or other software) to enhance their pictures?

    Heavens YES! I want to be the most prefect looking bride ever. Go for the maximum effect!

    Retouching to remove blemishes or cropping out some of the background a little but not beyond that

    No, don't retouch at all.

  • Post # 17
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @ lattelove: i think women have an unhealthy image anyway. Altering photos just pushes it along. Until there are no women idolized, everyone will have unhealthy body issues.

    I know I’m not fat, but the fact that I wear a size 7, while models wear a size 0 irritates me. Why? I dunno. I know I’m not fat, but it bugs me. If I were on TV, i’d be fat. Oh well.

    Post # 18
    405 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m totally for PS. Sometimes you can’t capture what you want but you can add it in Photoshop. Sure there are photogs that take crappy pics b/c they can "fix" it in photoshop later, but in my opinion they’re not worth the money they spend on their camera. PS has a lot of benefits and in the digital age it is the darkroom where the same things could/would be done with film.

    Post # 19
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    only to a minimum.  i like natural.

    i work in a model agency and i’m constantly battling the photographers to stop over photoshopping.  I have a problem when they distort features (little off the nose, wider eyes, etc) we have to LOOK like ourselves.  not what we call "plastic fantastic"


    Post # 20
    36 posts

    A belief that PS should not be used centers around a belief that a great photo means an untouched photo, it’s putting constraints on art.

    I believe in free expression which means allowing a person the freedom to create their art in a manner of their choosing.  You cannot constrain art.  One may not feel that someone elses art is art, and that is their choice.

     I’m sure at one time or another someone felt that use of a computer for animation and drawing should not be.

     I don’t believe that use of PS makes a photog any less of a photog.  I would guess that the majority of award winning photography to this day was done in post production.

    Post # 21
    34 posts
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think photoshop is great! Being a photographer myself I use it every day.

    However, I don’t think a photographer should make someone look unnatural, or drastically change how they really look (I guess, unless, the bride asks for it lol). I definitely think you can overdo it.

    I usually keep it to blemishes and brightening up the photo.

    Post # 22
    2029 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I skinned my elbow the day before the wedding. Aside from processing for color, I removed the scab from my elbow in shots where it was visible. But I would never ask someone to make me look thinner using PS. For professional final processing, I think PS is required.

    Post # 23
    27 posts

    Photoshop ROCKS!!!! use it!!!


    Post # 24
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2021 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

    I *heart* photoshop!

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