"HOW MUCH PHOTOSHOP IS ACCEPTABLE IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY?" is a very interesting write-up by Zack Schnepf you can find here: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/PhotoCascadiaBlog/~3/Vh6Fu1FwXFI/ .
It stimulated an interesting flow of comments, and I decided to make a backup copy of mine here, for future reference.
Great article and discussion.
I’ve been keen on photography for decades and believe to have a good grasp of camera technique but invariably, when first looking at the results of a photo session in the tranquility of my home, I am disappointed – this is NOT what I saw, and nowhere near what I felt while standing there. And I am sure most of you routinely feel the same.
That said, it’s only natural I always struggled in the darkroom to extract my vision from the raw material at hand, and the recent move to digital (to which I resisted at first, being quite fond of view camera movements and shooting philosophy) was mostly motivated by the enhanced post-processing options ...
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I am baffled at the response I (do not) get from my submissions to 500px.
Admittedly I am not particularly fond of, and to even a lesser extent an expert of social networking - I was forced by a friend to join Facebook but do not like the interface and do not partecipate, even when I receive non-solicited "friend requests".
I am very keen on photography though, and was drawn to 500px by the nice interface and the narrow scope of subject matter, welcoming the opportunity to receive feedback from a most diverse audience.
As a consequence, I started a very selective process of reworking my preferred images in order for them to display at their best in my gallery, and as I post a new one I am always eagerly anticipating peer response - not necessarily enthusiastic but hopefully constructive.
Invariably though such response is warm at best, mostly one-liners that do not help me in any way to improve my skills or to understand I am on the right (wrong?) track.
I am following a number of ...
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