It’s summer here, and that means I am on vacation and have more time for “stuff”. So, I’ve been looking at photographers’ websites . Here are my questions:
1. How do you know if a photographer has painstakingly performed all their own post-processing work or if they have used pre-packaged actions? Some portraits seem to have, for example, the “70s” look, high key processing and vignetting all in one photo.
2. Does it matter if the image is generally pleasing?
I ask because I’ve seen the term “photoshopographer” and am not sure if that is someone who doesn’t bother to learn correct techniques and continually tries to “fix” their work in post processing, or if it is someone who goes overboard with PP effects.
If this has been discussed before, please just point me to the thread and I’ll have a read. Also, if this might open the wrong kind of debate between purists and die hard PS’ers, someone delete it quickly!