Is using Photoshop Cheating?

Written by Nick Stubbs

Is Photoshop really cheating when it comes to photography ethics?

I keep coming across people accusing and being accused of "cheating" an image by usingrepparttar wonders of Adobe Photoshop, and that their work isn't really photography at all, but another form of art altogether.

First of all, my opinion is "so what"? What does it really matter howrepparttar 149346 artist or photographer got torepparttar 149347 finished image? As long as it is thought provoking and pleasing torepparttar 149348 eye, and as long as it can be used in any necessary context for publication if so desired, do we really need to know how and/or why it was done?

Sure, a hard-core, original style photographer would say thatrepparttar 149349 true image should be made atrepparttar 149350 time of capture, asrepparttar 149351 event happens and that any later enhancements are misleading torepparttar 149352 end viewer. To that I say "poppycock"!

For me,repparttar 149353 only true and real photography is that of photojournalism, and as I am sure you will agree, photojournalism should not and must not be tampered with for monetary gain or to purposely misleadrepparttar 149354 viewer.

Some ofrepparttar 149355 most awesome and thought provoking photojournalistic images have stayed in my mind since I was at primary school. One image that springs to mind is that of a young, naked Vietnamese girl having just been napalmed duringrepparttar 149356 war, running down a road.

There would be no reason and no point to further enhance this image, it tells its own horrific story as it is.

When it comes to photographs as an art form, I guess photographers have been "misleading" people sincerepparttar 149357 first "Daguerreotypes" were being made. The famous photo ofrepparttar 149358 Cottingley Fairies held true for years until being finally exposed as a fake. Does it matter that it was a fake? The authors have created one ofrepparttar 149359 most famous images and talked about legends for over a century that will be discussed for centuries more no doubt!

An Introduction to Cigars Today

Written by Eddie Tobey

Despite their similarities to cigarettes, cigars have long possessed a much more sophisticated persona. Though they have often been portrayed as accessories ofrepparttar rich and powerful in years past, cigars have seen a much broader degree of mainstream popularity recently. Magazines like Cigar Aficionado extolrepparttar 149308 joys of cigar smoking, andrepparttar 149309 whole array of elegant humidors (used for storage,) boxes, lighters and other related products available to cigar smokers exude a distinctive style or persona.

The humidor,repparttar 149310 most well known cigar accessory, comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and price ranges. In addition, one can find many other boxes, display cases, lighters, cutters and cigar-related gifts available at local stores or online retailers. Websites like Cigarworld can direct you to a local outlet that will serve all your needs.

Despite a remaining stigma regarding their legality, Cuban cigars still count themselves amongrepparttar 149311 most highly regarded and sought after brands. Due to their superior taste and quality, and also because ofrepparttar 149312 geographical obstacles to obtaining them, they have traditionally been difficult to buy and very expensive once located. Fortunately, recent relaxations of various U.S. sanctions regardingrepparttar 149313 importation of Cuban Cigars has made their availability to American buyers much more common.

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