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My salutations to the Deviantart community,
If I write this today, it's because some photographer from online community and from my entourage discredit other photographers work because it's photoshopped. I wanted to add up my opinion on the matter.

This morning, I went to a local park to take some pictures, I was planning on shooting macro and I was browsing for an interesting subject. Suddenly I turn around and I saw this beautiful scene with a nice looking tree in the sunrise. The sky was colorful and contrasted, the soil was a beautiful shade of green and the sun gave some nice highlight on the tree's leaves. So you see the picture...I was a little deceived when I saw the result on the screen of my camera:
tree without correction by rouellephotographie

Ok it's underexposed, let's change the speed...oups the sky is burned, no more cloud, let make a compromise in between....there no shade of red in the sky either and now the sky is to bright and the ground is still underexpose.
It's no way like the amazing scene that was in front of me, is it time to give up? Only for the anti post-production team which I'm not part of. So I got home did a little photoshop magic and here it goes:

Tree with correction by rouellephotographie
A little better isn't it? I took what my camera gave me and bent it the way I originally wanted. So what if it look fake or photoshopped, it's my vision, it's what I saw. Would you let your camera make the art for you, correct the color? The camera is a machine, you are an human perfectly able to make creative decision. I decide what I want in my picture and I dose it to my will, what is wrong with that. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying you should do post-production, that choice is up to you. But don't discredit my work because it's not "pure" (Yes I did actually heard this).

Of course I could have used a gradient nd filter to darken the sky but the top of tree would have been darker too. I could have used a warm filter but it would not have been the same. Ansel Adam, one of the most respected landscape photographer dodged and burned his picture in the darkroom to increase contrast...but wait isn't that post-production?

Again, if you can take good picture without the use of post-production program, good for you, but sometime there is some tricky situations where you could use the help of a software. Personnaly I use photoshop, it's part of my creative process, so deal with it.


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betrunkene Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol I loved that picture and I love sushi hehe x3
mintymintymid Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Welcome to DeliciousDAFood - :icondeliciousdafood:

I’m really looking forward to seeing your submissions and any suggestions to our favourites gallery!! :)

rouellephotographie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Thank you!
Exchef123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thank you for the llama
Exchef123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thank you for joining #Food-Lovers

Have a llama
ConceptualMiracles Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for adding Like the cold December snow to your favourites :aww:

Happy New Year!
smutyo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the badge :)
thehikerslens Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks for the fav and the watch
smutyo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome at :devart:
rouellephotographie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thank you for the warm welcome!
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