Does photoshop affect the real art of photography?
It depends greatly on your point of view, and your definition of “real”. Some people contest that digital darkroom image enhancement betrays the time honored truth we have come to expect from film. The camera sees all, they say, and faithfully records that all onto a negative which is a tangible thing, it’s real. In truth, however, by making slight alterations to the printing process quite different images can be produced from that negative. Digital works the same, these days with the ever more powerful imaging programs like photoshop, the concept of editing has greatly evolved. Currently the sky is the limit, along with your imagination. If your looking for gritty hard nosed photo-journalistic type shots, Cannon has a written in authenticity code which guarantees the file to be unedited, just as the sensor saw it. National Geographic has recently begun accepting such digital shots from it’s staff photog’s. I think the art in photography lies in the photographer, where it takes the for
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