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And I love it. I take a lot of film photography pictures, and so this makes a great addition for being digital. Already have taken some pretty interesting pictures. I don't edit them, because it takes away from it. In the 1900s during the wars, photography was used to tell the truth, and now that you can edit them to make them look anyway you want, it takes away from it so much, so if I never edit one picture, I can know for sure that all mine have been taken on the spot and really looked the way I captured them.
    
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I have to disagree with you on the post-processing. There are definitely cases where I feel people rely too much on post processing (those cheap portrait studios make me die inside), but PPing can help bring a picture to life more.

Say you accidentally overexposed an image. I don't think that the scene you were at had everything brighter than it really was. Even if you turn down exposure settings in your program to bring the picture to normal levels, it's still editing, but it's not the sort of too-much-airbrushing that people now associate to post-processing.

Oh, and congrats on your camera!
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There's a big difference between color correction (A-OK with me), and shifting stuff around in photoshop or adding/removing things.

I'm personally okay with removing small blemishes for portrait photography, or compositing two shots for the effect (I do this very, very rarely).

My motto is pretty much: "If I can do it in Lightroom, I'm cool with it".
    
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There's a big difference between color correction (A-OK with me), and shifting stuff around in photoshop or adding/removing things.

I'm personally okay with removing small blemishes for portrait photography, or compositing two shots for the effect (I do this very, very rarely).

My motto is pretty much: "If I can do it in Lightroom, I'm cool with it".
Totally agree with you, but wow, maybe even my standards are higher than yours

I'm only okay with fixing exposure and white balance, at best a bit of contrast to compliment the picture
 
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Hey, to each his own, right?
One can make the argument you could also do most of my edits in-camera. I shoot RAW, which leaves me with a very flat image, but I can configure my camera to spit out the most colorful LSD-ish images by default.
    
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editing is fine its to improve pics look.. but doctoring photos is another story thats changing them to appear different

congrats on new camera tho rebels are sweeeeeeett

EDIT: also check on google how to test for dead pixels.. requires a raw image to be takin shutter open for 30sec with lens cover on..

then can get program to scan or you just look for the pixels that are shoot
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Lol, 420 Assasin. the technique you described will pretty much fail every camera, or won't turn up any results at all due to the long exposure noise reduction (Dark frame subtraction is the technical name).

Seriously, hot pixels at 30 second exposures happen. that's what the long exp. noise reduction is for!
    
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Care to share some pics?
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u will get some my sisters gets 80 hot pixels on average. if you get a lot then you know there might be an issue.. The exact way todo was show to me by my cousin from the rebel forums. I will try and find link.
     
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Originally Posted by Furious Porkchop View Post
And I love it. I take a lot of film photography pictures, and so this makes a great addition for being digital. Already have taken some pretty interesting pictures. I don't edit them, because it takes away from it. In the 1900s during the wars, photography was used to tell the truth, and now that you can edit them to make them look anyway you want, it takes away from it so much, so if I never edit one picture, I can know for sure that all mine have been taken on the spot and really looked the way I captured them.
You do realize the photos were "edited"? I do a lot of printing in the darkroom and to get the most out of the print there are a ton of techniques that can be applied to better the photo.

Like toning prints with selenium.

And for the actual manipulation of the photo (like removing stuff from the photo), that could and was done. Just it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay harder than using photoshop (obviously).
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