Post # 17
@ 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
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
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
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
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
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
Photoshop ROCKS!!!! use it!!!