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Funny That Way - Over-Saturation

 
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Mar 07, 2008 19:59 |  #16

LeuceDeuce wrote in post #5060641 (external link)
I don't need a camera to see the world as it is. For that I only need a window.

A camera gives me the starting blocks to seeing the world as I would like to see it.

Agreed.

I don't think Ansel Adams made his shots exactly realistic. I know he worked on his photographs significantly in the darkroom. Many photographers do. If you are doing PJ work, then I understand that you want to replicate reality, but for landscapes I feel it is ok to "improve" upon it.


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Mar 07, 2008 20:09 |  #17

I like pretty pictures. Sometimes that means I need to jack up the saturation. So what?


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Mar 08, 2008 04:34 |  #18

photoguy6405 wrote in post #5069657 (external link)
As the viewer, I may dislike the photo because it's oversaturated. ;)

Anyway, sauration does have it's place, but it's always seemed a fine line to me between realistic (which I tend to prefer) and cartoonish.

That's my point :)
As a viewer, you may not like a picture, but if it's the way the author wanted it to be, so be it. Photography is a kind of art and as such, is very subjective.

However, I also tend to like more realistic colours, even though I almost always add a bit of punch to my pictures.


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Mar 08, 2008 04:46 |  #19

It is somewhat ironic that the site (OP) contains a link to "Artistic Nudes" (you know I couldn't resist clicking on that). The girls are beautiful, the photography excellent and on a couple photos superb, and in most of them the skin tones are over-saturated, IMO.


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Mar 08, 2008 10:10 |  #20

I find that shooting motorsports the majority of people like the shots with the saturation jacked up vs. reality. I've gotten comments on other photos posted on other forums referring to boosting saturation. Like mentioned earlier, I think the trend is what the average non-photographer viewer is used to seeing.


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Mar 08, 2008 14:09 |  #21

Art is over saturated.


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Mar 08, 2008 14:27 |  #22

northlander wrote in post #5072790 (external link)
I find that shooting motorsports the majority of people like the shots with the saturation jacked up vs. reality. I've gotten comments on other photos posted on other forums referring to boosting saturation. Like mentioned earlier, I think the trend is what the average non-photographer viewer is used to seeing.

I think you're right that alot of people like saturation, but I suspect that's because they don't see it all the time so it doesn't get old as easily as it does for us.


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Mar 08, 2008 16:39 |  #23

photoguy6405 wrote in post #5073967 (external link)
I think you're right that alot of people like saturation, but I suspect that's because they don't see it all the time so it doesn't get old as easily as it does for us.

I agree. For me it depends on what the purpose of the photo is. If you documenting an event and publishing your photos as an acurate picture of what was there then you should not change the picture. But for a lot of people photography is an art form and pictures are taken to envoke an emotion, be it a somber one with and underexposed gloomy feel to it or an saturated photo of a field of flowers with a mountain in the background. Art is subjective, what would you rather look at? It's a personal thing. By the way I like the second over saturated picture and if asked which picture I wanted to frame on the wall at work I would chose it everytime.

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Mar 08, 2008 19:43 |  #24
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cdifoto wrote in post #5069927 (external link)
I like pretty pictures. Sometimes that means I need to jack up the saturation. So what?

Amen. Painters are free to do what they want. Why do we have to be realistic?


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Mar 08, 2008 19:58 |  #25

V8Rumble wrote in post #5075633 (external link)
Amen. Painters are free to do what they want. Why do we have to be realistic?

To be fair, I think he was simply playing devil's advocate a bit. I like to do the same thing on occasion - adopt a position that's slightly silly just to see what people list as the real reasons they do something.

I think he believes it somewhat, but in choosing such an exaggerated over-saturated image, he's showing his hand a bit.


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Mar 08, 2008 20:06 |  #26

Variety is the spice of life and it would get real boring if every photo was PPed with the same standards. I for one enjoy tweaking pics to give them a different look. They don't always turn out good but you never know unitl you start playing with the setting.

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