It’s Your Image. You Can Do What You Like To It.



Here is a wonderful explication of that incendiary statement, “Your image is too ‘Photoshopped'” meaning that the speaker thinks it has been edited too much.

In her brief note, Leanne Cole attacks this idea head on.  She includes lots of good quotes, the title above being one of them.  Here’s another one, from Adobe: “If you can imagine it, you can create it.”

That one reminds me of Ansel Adams oft quoted, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Take a moment to read the article and especially the comments.  What do you think?

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2 Responses to It’s Your Image. You Can Do What You Like To It.

  1. larrycitra says:

    Great article! And so true. That’s what I’ve been preaching for years, if you captured the image it is absolutely yours and what you do with it or to it up to you. Even when we use textures and overlays to enhance our images, these texture images come with usage rights if you purchased them, or you already own the rights if you created them yourself.

    Remember that as photographers we don’t deal in reality. Our images are manipulated by the use of different angles of view, different focal lengths, shutter speeds and apertures long before they are ever opened in Photoshop or any other editing program.

    If someone doesn’t care for your imagery that’s their prerogative but creating it your way, to please yourself, is also your prerogative.

    We are ARTISTS!!!

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  2. Gary Burkhalter is work and living in Japan…..He has a nature gift in photography… Gary is my nephew and His Grandparents own the Island on Bridge Lake , for many years….Gary is on facebook……..


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