28th June 2005, 04:42 PM
What does "No Digital Manipulation" mean to you?
Judging from the flood of recent contests, with some stating the condition of "No Digital Manipulation", what would be your guideline if you were the judge?
Could it be...
- Straight out of the camera only, without software corrections?
- Software corrections allowed (e.g. cropping, WB, sharpening, etc) but no enhancements (e.g. adding, posterizing, convert to B&W)?
To add to the complexity, some camera software will do auto-rotation, resize and other corrections the moment you plug it in and start the download.
Or is this rule totally irrelevant in today's context as some higher end cameras can do quite a bit by themselves and pose a severe disadvantage to the less well equipped?
Shouldn't the creator of the work be left to choose the tools of his/her trade and be judged on creativity/originality? Image if Michelangelo was told "No Metal Tools"
28th June 2005, 05:13 PM
Use film bahz !?
But personally i felt that anything u do, as long as it does not distort facts/truth of whatever you are taking, it's not digital manipulation.
28th June 2005, 05:28 PM
imo, since film goes through processing too ... i'd say wb correction, cropping, sharpening, noise reduction and perhaps conversion to B&W should be acceptable ...
28th June 2005, 06:06 PM
28th June 2005, 07:16 PM
i feel that, resizing, sharpening, color adjustment, cropping, contrast & level adjustment all acceptable as relatively intact form. you can do any of these with film too.
28th June 2005, 09:07 PM
Last edited by billpepsi; 28th June 2005 at 09:09 PM.
28th June 2005, 09:17 PM