Image processing can help photographers turn their compositions into masterpieces, but it is easy to take it too far. In this article, Peter Cairns discusses the importance of integrity in photography
When it comes to image processing, there is a thin line between aspiration and desperation. The former sees a landscape photographer – or indeed a photographer of any genre – pushing the boundaries of technology to expand or improve his/her style or impact. The latter sees the same photographer crossing that boundary and free falling towards a reputation based on digital rather than photographic expertise.
I’m in a bit of a quandary. On the one hand, I feel that the incredible versatility of Adobe Lightroom (other software packages are available) is equipping those who are able or inclined to use it fully to improve their pictures through image processing much more than I am able to. On the other, I see so many examples of …
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