long long time ago, ppl also debate if a photographer must develop his/her own negative, do contact sheet, then do enlarging and post production touch-ups etc.
but of course, most ppl find shooting a pleasure and time spent in darkroom torturing.
got 8000 threads on this before
everytime i have to write essay on my viewpoint, very bored of doing it.
Refusal to accept that technology has caught up with us, and still thinks that photography should come straight out from the camera without any post-processing. That's cheating ourselves.
In reality, most people who are paying ( in terms of money ), enjoy or like the feeling of being cheated. Like...paying to watch a sci-fi movie ...avatar. And they give thumbs up after the show.
Example..wedding photography...close up of couple portraiture ( no wedding photographer / bridal studio ) would dare to produce the original untouched image as final to their client.
Same go for those shooting models for products of cosmetics and skin care.
Most common are the slim fit before and after comparison.
As in your terms....even the stunning landscape or sunset scenery with a polarising filter / neutral density filter added on will be considered cheat.
So, conclusion...all photographers are cheat. ( with some exception ? )
Last edited by cabbySHE; 5th June 2010 at 02:10 AM.
I think using trainer or gameshark codes is considered cheating but aiyah I want unlimited shutter count and max iso if not cannot get the shots I want..
do what you want and defend it.
the 'cheating' nowadays ALREADY begins IN the camera ........... the parameters set by the Image Processing engine/software (DIGIC, Venus, Tru Pic etc etc etc.....)
Is using the colour setting, sharpness, contrast, DRO (dynamic range optimiser) and Image Quality in the camera cheating?
But my camera sharpness setting was set to near max
One reason also why I liked my Nikon was because it could process the colours in ways I couldn't repeat with RAW file. I guess I've been cheating since day 1.
Last edited by wildcat; 5th June 2010 at 08:03 AM.
We all cheat.
Photography is fair : You gain publicity with the quality of your images. Unless the images are stolen, there is no way of cheating yourself higher...
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Cheating? The moment you do composition. Making others believed what you saw.
Haiz... Just do it & be happy la...
agreed with nightmare. why not do a quick search on this forum? i once debated this topic to death here already
What would one consider as "cheating" in photography? Cheating is hard to define, so a simple definition is a deviation from what has been taken straight from the camera using just the camera lens and body, whether digital or film.
(2) Double or multiple exposure
(3) Use of various filters - color, polarizer, ND, rainbow, etc
(4) Photo editing using Photoshop, etc.
(5) Stitching of photos to form pano, 360 degree views, etc
(6) HDR photography using Photomatix, etc.
Your views much appreciated.
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All master & Pro do it does they consider cheating??