The camera is told the settings by the person behind it not photoshop. Someone once said "the camera never lies". Photo shop, light room and programes such as HDR just allows its owner bullshit ;-) You can take a crap photo run it by any number of photo enhancement programmes and it will be what it was. Why not just start out telling the camera what you want in the first place and leave it that way? At least it won’t hurt my eyes as much. These programmes are meant to retouch a photo not turn it into a cartoon.
I just pre-ordered A Canon 5D mark lll and can't wait for it to arive.
Ouch seems like Canon have stuffed me over my HDR argument that if it don’t come out of the camera it isn’t a photo. They put an HDR button on my new camera.
The HDR button on my new camera has taught me a lot about my dislike of photo-manipulation. It’s not so much the HDR I dislike its the fact the some people just don’t see when they have taken their settings just that little bit too far. There’s no new line being drawn between a photo and what I am coming to accept as computer manipulated art. The ground still stands that if you wish to call yourself a photographer, in my eyes you make the camera do the job and not some post production programme.
I read something today that I feel I must share that sums up a good photographer.
"The most importent part of the camer is to be found 12 inches behind the lens"