>> Friday, August 28, 2009 – Fix It Friday
We're fixin' photos over at I ♥ Faces again this Friday. Have I mentioned how much I love this? Yeah, only about 50 times :)
Here's the awesome before shot:
Here's my fix:
It didn't need much, that's for sure! I did everything in Lightroom 2 - crop, straighten, white balance, brighten. Done.
I had a conversation with "my" camera guy the other day. He likes to show me his album of recent shots - he's good. Really good. Every now and then he mentions something he'd do differently, and I say something like "You could tweak that in processing". He rolls his eyes and clicks his tongue at me. "No processing for me. Photography isn't about the computer."
I feel a bit like I've been scolded.
There are the purists, to be sure ("get it right the first time, and NO processing") - they often even express a feeling that we're somehow "cheating" by messing with images the way we do these days. I wonder...why do they shoot digital then? Why not stick with film?
I don't see the difference between doing the magic in the dark room (film days) versus doing it on the computer now.
What do you think?