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Shared by Cathaleen Curtiss — 13 Jan 2013
Back in 2009, Popular Photography announced the winning photos of its latest Reader’s Photos Contest. Two of the winners (shown above) had some photogr
Bruce Wendler said (13 Jan 2013):
Ansel Adams started this whole thing off by using a red filter and mastering the darkroom. Art is in the eye of the beholder. Ansel wanted emotional emphasis. I can now take a picture and apply van gogh filters in photoshop plug-ins. Knowing what conditions work we allow me to "previsualize" what Ansel said he did. It will teach a photographer to recognize color flow and balance faster than the feedback on the back of a digital camera. I would call that refinement in art, not Fantasy. So the choice is not between reality and fantasy, but joy in understanding the beauty in what one sees behind reality.
Cathaleen Curtiss said (16 Jan 2013):
I couldn't agree more Bruce.
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