4th August 2005, 01:06 PM
Nope, not really important (commercial photography aside). It another tools to further express your visions just like printing in a traditional darkroom.
Originally Posted by mingosteen
When most of us are shooting film (negative), we give up the rights to a good lab to print out what they think we want. Now with digital.... with more control comes more fun to learn the post-poccessing tools available.
4th August 2005, 01:27 PM
4th August 2005, 02:29 PM
HA... do i sense a jab at someone... :P
Originally Posted by Sion
Anyway, photoshop has many functions and each photographer's need is different. Depending on skill level and intent, the importance is thus varied.
Like Clown mentioned, darkroom and lab are also consider PS.. but PS's scope is slightly wider as you can do healing brush, layers etc which in darkroom or lab is almost impossible to achieve.
4th August 2005, 02:32 PM
not really important. many are doing at least some form of post processing but it's always better to get it right at the start.
5th August 2005, 07:22 AM
if you want to create certain kind of artistic(questionable) effect..... or you dun own any filters and you wanna simulation certain filter effects.... or maybe wanna create high Dynamic Range pictures... then PS is very important... but if you want pics straight out of camera and your skill is pretty okay.... then PS loses its importance.....
In a nutshell... it all depends on what you wanna do to your pic.
5th August 2005, 08:43 AM
There are many things that just cannot be reasonably controlled before/during exposure. The response of image sensors to light is fixed, and with film there is not much more freedom (e.g. control the gamma by development, which is AFAIK practical only for B&W film). Controlling global or local contrast has always required darkroom tricks like dodging, burning, and masking.
Originally Posted by Slim