Post-Production Should Be In The Past

Scott, Grant ORCID: 0000-0003-2882-1380 (2016) Post-Production Should Be In The Past. United Nations of Photography.

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A few months ago I judged a photography competition that led to me writing this article. I judged over 300 images online covering a wide range of approaches, subject matter and aesthetics but one particular issue shouted out to me loud and clear and it was that of post-production, of Photoshop, of manipulation. It would be naive and foolish to ignore the importance of post production techniques to many photographers as a crucial tool in creating their final image (just don’t ask Steve McCurry about it!) in the digital age. It would also be naive to not accept the seductive nature of post-production; when it gets you in it’s grips it can be very hard to escape from or deny the possibilities it offers you. Photoshop can appear like a dealer with a well stock pharmaceutical cabinet.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Grant Scott
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 13:15
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:23

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