Saturday, March 31, 2012

Faking It in Photoshop?

I really enjoyed the photographic exhibit at the National Art Gallery yesterday. Love seeing those "real famous" iconic photos. The books never do them justice. Learned to really appreciate the quality of the original "platinum prints" and the "silver bromide prints". Although I walked away with a sad feeling that just maybe photography artistry and quality peaked in the 30s, 40s and maybe 50's and has been losing ground since then.
When I got home the first thing I did was Google Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets that would mimic platinum and silver bromide prints. I had once again missed the entire point, quality is quality and real is real. Everything else is at very best, an incredibly poor imitation. The older and wiser I get the more I come to the conclusion that I must be retarded.

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