Fequently Asked Questions
I get asked many questions.
Is it proper photography?
Isn't it just Photoshop?
A judges Comment, "its someone elses art?"
Why don't you back your prints?
How do you know if it's better in colour or mono?
I hope I've covered some of these on this page and on the website.
Colour or Mono?
A Difficult Choice
I always process in colour. One of the last things I do before saving my psd file is creat a copy layer and create a mono of the same image. It saves time and often you know which is the better of the two.
Someone Else's Art?
This is a comment that judges use non a regular basis. Sometimes you just have to think about what they're saying. Look around you and ask yourself, is that someone else's art?
It might make you think differently next time a judge says that about your work.
The Never-ending Story
Is it Photography?
Changing images has been around for a long time.
People added and changed images in the darkroom and it was called a skill.
Now "it's not proper photography". Think about it, How much difference is there between darkroom skills and the white room skills?
Why Back Prints?
This is another comment I get a talks.
"why don't you back your prints?" There's lots of reasons. The main one is simply the weight and the cost.
There are times you need to back your prints but not in my opinion for talks.