I’ve a couple of friends who are still looking for Mrs. Right. (Yes, you can mail me an application ☺). One of them just spent this weekend with us. He was telling me about how a colleague at work tried hooking him up. He was all excited about this new girl but he thinks he visited her at the wrong time. He saw her straight out of bed and didn’t like the sight.
As a photographer, he didn’t need to say much. I’ve seen too many ordinary girls transform into supermodels just by spending a few minutes in the hands of a good make up artist. There, however, are some women who look awesome, even STRAIGHT OUT OF BED.
Photography is not very different. 99.9% of all the pictures you see from photographers online are photoshopped. They look great because someone has taken the time to give it make up. In competitions like the World Press Photo, when judges aren’t sure, they ask for the raw file. In other words, they request too see the photograph- STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA. It is not uncommon to find a winner disqualified after they find out the photo is heavily manipulated.
Nyani, a fellow photographer and friend, was talking about how he feels there are too many photoshoppers and very few photographers online. We decided instead of creating more photoshoppers, we will create photographers with our course, which we’ll be running soon.
So today, I went to photograph the beach again and here are some of the photographs STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA. I only put my watermark on them and resized files for the web. No image manipulation is done on these photographs.