reply to post by SBMcG
Are you bloddy serious? Do you even know how Exif and Meta data works? Do you even know how a professional photographer works?
Do you HONESTLY think that we just snap a photo and then hand the raw image to the press????
Then you are a bloody ignoramus. Sorry, but that is just what you are.
I work full time as a professional commercial photographer. I've worked at one of the largest press houses in Denmark, making image ready for print or
And now... for the sake of the remaining sanity of this world, I will tell you how photographers work:
1. We take our digital camera and go to work. Some people "snap", some compose.
2. The camera records raw data, which conrtains nothing more than information of exposure, date, focal lengths etc. etc.... boring info (for anyone
except the photographer)
3. We take that raw file... import it to our workstation by dumping the card or via cable to our preferred computer.
NOW... while a raw file can look just great depending on circumstances, 99% of the time, we take this raw file and open it in our preferred editing
software. In 90% of the cases this is Photoshop and most likely the newest version. WHY? Because we want the image to look great... we want it to pop.
Maybe the background is too bright, maybe the subjects forehead is glistening and we take it down a bit, maybe he has blemishes that is not so great
to look at. But we almost ALWAYS open ANY file in Photoshop. Not to "tamper with the evidence".... simply because this is our work and we want it to
4. We save that retouched file AND if you are professional, ESPECIALLY when dealing with press images, you attach more metadata that serves the
purpose of retaining rights to the image, identifying who is allowed to use it and where... WHO MADE IT.... and so on.
Attaching this data can be done in Bridge but also in Photoshop, and once this is done the file will also contain information that the photo had been
opened in Photoshop.
We also add a statement of copyright because we OWN the bloody photo taken, or our clients own it. By attaching the information of retaining rights,
that means that I can succesfully ( and very easilly.....) sue ANYONE who uses my or my clients photo without having obtained the right to do so or if
they photoshop it in any way.
This is plain simply reasonable.......... in short, stay the # away from my photos, no matter how public they may be.
THERE IS NOTHING AMAZING ABOUT THIS GOD DAMMMIT!
This is just the way we work... with ANY photo. I do this... my colleagues do this, and all our files will show that they have been through Photoshop.
You do realize that Photoshop was not created to help people make fake photos right? I was created to help professional photographers remove
themselves from the darkroom and complete our work in the digital world instead.
Now close this bloody thread down before it becomes even more stupid and humiliating for ATS.
edit on 4/2/13 by flice because: (no reason