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23.07.08 Wednesday
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tyrven [23.07.08::09:32]
I'm a purist only out of laziness - I like taking photos, not correcting them. By the time I get to the computer and finish rating and tagging my photos the last thing I want to do is spend time in Photoshop.

That said, while I share your view of Photoshop as cheating, it could also be argued that the same thing was possible (and done, often) traditionally by getting film weighted for higher saturation and/or contrast - such as Velvia - although, of course, true purists would also call that cheating (I don't think it's cheating, but I think it can be a cheap crutch).
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lormagins [23.07.08::10:22]
Dude, I think Ansel effing Adams cheated. I'm an in-camera girl, that's all. Many of the things done in photoshop are doable in the lab with really remedial techniques. I just disagree with the idea that the art is in the print, not the negative.

I don't particularly like the term cheating, but can't think of a better one. I also am not keen on "purist" but eh... *shrug*
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