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What happened to photography?

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Dexter75 Contributing Member • Posts: 962
What happened to photography?
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In this day and age of digital photography, so many people are obsessed with pixel peeping at 100%, over sharpening, using presets for everything, how round their bokeh balls are etc...that they have completely forgotten how to take a meaningful photograph IMO. They mindlessly snap away on their digital device, upload it to a computer, pixel peep everything and then pick a few to overdo in LR or PS and then put online. The hundreds (or thousands) of other pics from the shoot just sit there taking up hard drive space.

Ive been shooting some of the newer Fuji instant film cameras lately, I highly suggest every photographer pick one up, especially the newer digital photographers who have never shot film before. Its a nice challenge and it really forces you to slow down and think about your lighting, composition and what you are doing to create a photo rather than just snapping away. Its like too many people have become far too obsessive over things like sharpness, DR and technical things rather than creating art. A truly great photograph is never technically perfect, ever. Its about the feeling you get looking at it and many times, its the little flaws in it that give it its character.

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