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Fine Arts

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Peter Newman in Is there a difference between Fine Art Photography, and a good, interpretative image. image wrote: I figured that since we have a BB, this topic might be an interesting starter. I am convinced that camera club judges would rarely give a high score to good fine art. e.g. Henri Cartier-Bresson: Part of a bicycle wheel might be out of the image; the whole image might not be in focus; etc. How well would the impressions of Charles Needle, Tony Sweet, Lisa Langell, John Dexter, etc., score in a CC competition.

More importantly, how can we explain the difference between a postcard/catalog shot and a good photograph, to a beginning photo artist. - Posted: 2021-05-09 23:48:35 (4 comments in thread)

General Photography

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Michael Hrankowski in Topaz Mask AI wrote: Hi Everyone
Sometimes I struggle with getting my subject in crisp focus and my background blurred. I've started playing around with Topaz Mask AI. So far I've been reasonably impressed. It doesn't work perfectly all the time, but it does do a pretty darn good job. Depending on the background, if you use too much blur, the subject can have a tendency to have too sharp of a cut-out appearance. That's easily fixed in Photoshop using a blending or blur brush. I've attached an example. Let me know what you think. - Posted: 2021-05-07 08:29:01 (2 comments in thread)