Letter of the Week: Don't Quote Me

To: POP Editor

More in the "Photoshopping is bad" argument:

To: POP Editor

This is in regards to "Just Photograph Me" in the June 2007 letters section. When Ansel Adams said, "There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs," he meant rules for taking photographs, the rule of thirds and things of that nature. He didn't mean for people with computers and thousand dollar software to use his quote to someday justify the alteration of pictures through technology.

If you need editing software to make a quality photograph, then you need photography lessons. I'm not saying that digital image editing or digital photography is a negative thing. Whats bad is when people digitally edit their photos and then claim they're great photographers. Digital editing doesn't make a quality photograph, it weakens a photograph.

Josh Fedder
San Jose, CA

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