Originally Posted by mz-n10
theres nothing wrong with buying a DSLR to replace P&S. problem is people think that by buying a DSLR it will automatically turn their bad shots into good ones....hell my friends dad bought a canon 5d with the 24-105L and kept it in the green box when he shoots.....
and i dont think there is anything wrong with post process for bad pictures. for example sometimes the lighting doesnt allow for the perfect shot, theres nothing wrong with pulling/pushing in post to get the correct exposure. if they can make a bad shot look good in post then more power to them.....but i will continue to try to get good shots cause i suck in post lol.
I should have been more clear with my statement. It bugs me when people buy expensive (and I mean D300S/7D level) DSLRs and use them as point and shoots, purely on automatic settings. I understand if people were to buy Rebels/D5ks if they want better quality pictures compared to point and shoots, but when people start using professional grade DSLRs as P&S replacements, it makes me feel as if they think that the most expensive cameras are a substitute for photographic know-how.
And my issue with the post-processing is when "professionals" rely on them too heavily. Obviously, I can't link to these pics since they're peoples' personal FB pictures, but a lot of them look like the photographer can't properly take a picture and is PPing to make up for it. The way I see, PP should enhance your pictures, not save them. A lot of these pics are horribly exposed and it's obvious the person tried to save them in Lightroom. It's not an issue of one or two stops from perfect exposure, but an issue of the picture just being much too dark or bright, and the image ends up being immensely washed out when the photographer fixes it in Lightroom. Looking at EXIF data, I've seen 1600 ISO in daylight and I've seen f/5.6 and 1/10 @ 200 ISO in dark rooms. Additionally, a lot of these pics look like the photographer doesn't know how to properly frame a shot (landscape when he should have done portrait, distracting scenery, bad framing of subject, etc) and crops out a very large chunk of the picture to make it up for it.
Again, I've no issues with hobbyists doing this, but it really irks me to see "professionals" who charge a fee practicing this whole culture of PP as a substitute for good photography.
Originally Posted by Manyak
It would be even worse than the RPG...
I just noticed those biceps Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 10/2/10 at 8:12pm