Is using Photoshop Cheating?

Written by Nick Stubbs

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What about when an interior photographer like myself moves items of furniture in a house, or adds a bowl of fruit to a room to enhancerepparttar image? What about when we add make up to a model before a shoot or re-arrange a wedding dress? None of these images tellrepparttar 149346 story of a scene as it was when we arrived at it. Allrepparttar 149347 alterations were made manually to makerepparttar 149348 image more pleasing.

So what isrepparttar 149349 difference between doing it beforerepparttar 149350 shoot atrepparttar 149351 scene, or afterrepparttar 149352 shoot in Photoshop? What isrepparttar 149353 difference between pulling an obtrusive branch out of your way for that perfect landscape or simply removing it later on your PC. Why do wedding photographers carry clothes pegs to pin backrepparttar 149354 dress for some formal shots? Is that cheating?

I am sure also, that when Turner or Constable made their beautiful paintings, that maybe another ship was added here, or an annoying, unwanted bush was removed there.

My whole point to this discussion is that each person who picks up and uses a camera, digital or film, has their own individual interpretation of what makes a good photograph, "Photoshopped" or not! Inrepparttar 149355 same regard, each individual viewer that sees these images, has their own interpretation of why they like or dislikerepparttar 149356 finished product.

For me, this is what makes photography so unique and exciting, especially in this new digital era. There are so many combinations, techniques and tools we have at our disposal, thatrepparttar 149357 bountiful supply of different and beautiful images is endless. If it weren't forrepparttar 149358 phrase "beauty is inrepparttar 149359 eye ofrepparttar 149360 beholder", and if we all saw things inrepparttar 149361 same way,repparttar 149362 world would be a very dull and boring place.

When it comes to photography, or any other art form come to that, do what makes you happy and proud of what you have achieved, however you got there!

Nick Stubbs

Nick Stubbs is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience. He has a site dedicated to helping beginners to digital photography at

An Introduction to Cigars Today

Written by Eddie Tobey

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The increased availability of discount prices on premium brand cigars has also contributed torepparttar rise in popularity of cigars and cigar smoking. Online merchants such as Payless-cigars offer many high quality brands at prices much lower than those found in traditional stores. Plus, they can be shipped to your doorstep quickly, cheaply and anonymously.

With allrepparttar 149308 other cigar accessories available for purchase, cigars have become big business inrepparttar 149309 States in recent years. In fact, sincerepparttar 149310 early 1990s sales for cigars and cigar products have risen to heights previously unseen. Due in part to their popularity among celebrities, cigar smoking has taken on a hip, youthful image that elevates smoking cigars from a simple recreational hobby, to an integral part of a luxurious lifestyle.

Cigars Info provides comprehensive information on cigar smoking, Cuban cigars, discount cigars, humidors, lighters, boxes, and more. Cigars Info is the sister site of Humidors Web.

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