Landscape Image Editing – Recreating What You Saw and What You Felt

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  • Terry Gipson
    Terry Gipson
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    on: August 28, 2021 at 12:35 am

    I would like to posit that your article is about whether one considers oneself a “landscape photographer with a bit of aesthetic license” or an artist.

    An artist uses all the tools in the digital tackle box to express their own experience and vision. No limitations or restrictions. Just artistic expression, whatever it takes.

    Remaining true to the experience of one’s photography by altering color and contrast seems to me to be adhering to the tenet of classifying one’s work as landscape photography by altering only the contrast and color of the image.

    Continuing the path of altering one’s images beyond color and contrast places one clearly in the realm of an artist.

    Transitioning from the identity of photographer to artist has been a difficult path for me. I assume it is also for others.

    Terry Colorado USA [email protected] www.terrygipsonphotography.com

    Mark D Segal
    Mark D Segal
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    Re: Landscape Image Editing – Recreating What You Saw and What You Felt
    Reply #1 on: August 28, 2021 at 10:03 am

    The moment you aim a camera at a subject and select the subject matter it is art, so I have a lot of trouble gilding the lily with these fine academic distinctions. Photography is a mixture of art, science and technology, unless we’re talking about medical and forensic imaging where there is no creative intent other than reproducing evidence.

    Mark D Segal Author: "Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop". Please check the PhotoPXL Store for availability.

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