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Photoshop – Amazing Yet So Evil

The Amazing CurseAs a photographer there’s nothing more I enjoy than going out to take pictures and to see other people enjoy them too. It makes the feeling of tiredness after going out long hours to get maybe even one shot, the one shot that you like out of all the shots you take that day a great feeling.

But there’s a amazing curse when it comes to wanting your picture to be the best that you want it to be. That curse in particular is Adobe, more importantly that curse is PHOTOSHOP.

This single piece of software that has been crafted by some amazing people has not only brought some spectacular new innovations when it comes to editing pictures, but made it possible to turn even a dull picture into something truly jaw dropping.

But I fear that as the years go on, this software will be the reason anyone goes out to take pictures any more… Just so that the editor or photographer can sit down at their computer and make a picture into something it’s not. Like change it so that it makes your mind think something is at a location when it is not. Or make you believe that you’re going to see an amazing phenomenon of a location, person, building, etc… When in reality it could be nothing more than a fake dream of a picture.

As much as I like or even love Photoshop for the wonders it can bring to the table in terms of photography. I just think that we could be relying on it too much in the near future… But that’s just my opinion.

 

It helps to have a good computer

Now I don’t know about anyone else but it sure helps to have a fast, reliable computer/laptop/tablet or whatever you use. I’ve been using an old Dell Latitude D430 for a few years now because I got given it for free and I don’t have any money for a new one. This particular laptop is how should I put it…… Shit!

In fairness to the laptop, its intentional purpose was not to be editing photos or videos or to run fast at all with god awful vista.

The point I’m trying to make is that if you have a good laptop then it helps. The screen is sharper, colours are more accurate and the reliability is much greater. Importing photos can be a lot quicker, photoshop (or anything else you use) is much faster. Less time troubleshooting and more time producing top quality work!