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Grumpy Old Guy

(3,335 posts)
13. I agree.
Sun May 2, 2021, 11:28 AM
May 2021

Topaz software is a great tool if used properly. I look at it as a way to make a crop sensor look like a full frame sensor, and as a way to make a 200mm lens look like a 600mm lens. I've been able to change the way I shoot because of it. For example, I can take my older, less expensive gear if I'm going someplace sketchy and don't feel comfortable carrying my newer stuff. I know I can clean the images in post and no one will be able to tell the difference.

Somehow the name "photoshop" has become a dirty word, no doubt due to people abusing its capabilities over the years. People often ask us "did you photoshop this," as if that's a bad thing. I try to explain to them that we don't have darkrooms anymore, and pictures still need to be processed. The images that come out of the camera are crap, IMHO. We've been shooting digital for about two decades now, and we've forgotten how beautiful Kodachrome and Ektachrome were, straight out of the camera. People have been looking at these crappy .jpegs on the back of their camera for so long that they think they're OK. They're not.

This is my favorite rant. I met my wife thirty eight years ago in her family's custom B&W Photolab. Her mother was one of the finest B&W printers in L.A. I have no doubt that she would be a Photoshop aficionado if she were alive today.

For your viewing pleasure [View all] Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 OP
And it is a pleasure to look at, my dear Grumpy Old Guy! Nicely done. ♥ CaliforniaPeggy May 2021 #1
❤❤❤❤❤ Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #2
lovely little flyer. AllaN01Bear May 2021 #3
Thanks! 😊 Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #5
You can't be that old of a guy if you can use all those fancy software programs so effectively! TheRickles May 2021 #4
LOL! 😂😂😂 Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #6
They were my quarantine project. Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #9
Thank you Mazeltov Cocktail May 2021 #7
Thank you! 🤣🤣🤣 Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #8
Nice job Firestorm49 May 2021 #10
Thanks! 🙏 Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #11
I use Topaz SharpenAI too birdographer May 2021 #12
I agree. Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #13
Agree birdographer May 2021 #14
LOL! 😂😂😂 Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #15
What is your go-to camera? birdographer May 2021 #16
I'm a very lucky man. Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #17
When I first started with DSLRs birdographer May 2021 #18
Nikons are great! Grumpy Old Guy May 2021 #19
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