There should be a really clear distinction between photographers, and photoshographers…
It’s not the same thing, and that includes cropping too…
A photographer can usually be a photoshographer, but not so much the other way around.
The disctinction lies in the fact that a photographer knows how to use a camera and photoshop, while the photoshographer only knows how to use photoshop.
If you would see a photoshographer’s raw material you would cringe most of the time….
You may have post production skills, and a nice camera, more expensive than you deserve and more complex than you can handle, but that doesn’t make you a photographer.
You don’t know how to use your camera or how to take a photo, so don’t pose as a photographer, because you’re not…
There is nothing wrong with using photoshop, everybody does, but it’s wrong being a photoshopper and calling yourself a photographer.
Images should come with a content label, like packaged food does:
This image is made from 3 different pictures and has been 76% photoshopped.
If you wanna be called a photographer, learn your shit.
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