holy crap are we still having these discussions? …Photography or Photoshoppery? | Stuff.co.nz

Photography or Photoshoppery? | Stuff.co.nz.

How single-minded and in the ‘dark’ this writer is – of course photography was ALWAYS  about post-production – how the hell do you get the image onto a piece of photographic paper? …high-contrast, low-contrast, dodging and burning…all tools that exist in in image manipulation software, taken straight from the darkroom…



4 thoughts on “holy crap are we still having these discussions? …Photography or Photoshoppery? | Stuff.co.nz

  1. Hey RG, i agree up to a point, the guy writing that is a bit of a tool but c’mon, that “highest ranked color” award for Tony Carters farmer and dogs is a joke. In the hour that i sat in the student/assistant awards judging i saw plenty of much more deserving images. Anyone can throw textured masks onto images…

    • ah, yes, thanks for that – i was arguing on principle, and not in particular about the NZIPP so I apologise for being misleading…bad photographs are bad photographs regardless of their chemistry! And i do acknowledge that there is a whole new wave of baaad photographs that are seduced by the one hit tools of photoshop. I would lalso ike to point you to two very astute write-ups by some students at the Dunedin School of Art on the whole judging process in general…(FYI): Thomas and Dani

  2. I SO agree Rachel…I think I got buried a hundred miles down in the comments but to me it is akin to discussing which paintbrush DaVinci should have used…if you do that you’re missing the communication

  3. Awesome post. I’m very fascinated by the negative associations with Photoshop, people seem to use it as an excuse to discredit work that they feel is better than their own.
    As far as I’m concerned people can add flying pigs to their images if they want to, because at the end of the day, Photoshop can’t save a bad photograph.

    I agree that the NZIPP judging was pretty messed up, but I think it would’ve been pretty messed even if Photoshop wasn’t a factor.

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