OK…so I don't claim to be a great "photographer" nor do I consider myself a purist in the discipline of the art. Rather…I'm a good photoshopper that "takes pictures." It sounds simple and basic but I'll be the first to admit that my photos look good because of one of two simple things and that's 1) I have good composition and 2) I know how to use Photoshop. There's really no rocket science behind making good photos look great, but what gets me is when all these so called "photographers" start talking all this shit about "photoshopped" pictures knowing damn well that they "bump" the contrast and adjust the "curves" here and there. Then again….some of these fuckers don't technically do the work because they've got graphic designers doing it for them.
It's amazing how many "photographers" walk around like their shit don't stink but if you were to ever see their pictures prior to post production work you'd swear that you could take better pictures with your $200 point and shoot joint from Sony. But seriously here folks, the reason some "photographers" talk shit about Photoshop is simply because they're afraid that the craft they know so little about is about to infiltrated by novice beginners with heavy Photoshop experience and cheaper rates. So many of these big headed photographers are getting put to shame by amateurs and they're getting mad because their checks are getting swooped on by guys that are willing to do work for cheaper. But ask yourself this….why in the hell would anyone pay you full pop to shoot something that someone else could easily mimic? Besides…if you're so called "craft" were that good and unique then how come it's so easily replicated?
I guess you could say that the evolutionary spirit of change is coming to bite all these lames in the ass and if you're one of the guys reading this post getting all fired up then don't get mad….get educated. Life – just like business – is all about constant evolution and if you're work isn't getting any better and you're not offering anything unique then you're as good as dead. So rather than bitch and complain….why not step your game up and raise the bar.
Now I know that there's still some purists left in the game but as far as I'm concerned the only person that I've ever seen pull off great photos without the need for post-production work has been Greg B. Again, this micro-babble is just my opinion and regardless if you like what I have to say or not it's really just the truth so get with the times.