Saturday, November 14, 2009

Disillusioned.

There is something that has been festering in my head.
And the more I think about it the more it aggravates me.

I fell in love with photography because a camera let me express myself how I wanted.
But a camera has its limitations.
I've learned a lot about how to work inside the confines of those limitations.
I'm no pro, but I do alright.

Im always on flickr looking at others' shots.
Im jealous, mad, upset that I can't make mine look like theirs.
Their colors, their clarity, their ability to capture it all.

All a fucking lie.
They don't take those shots with their cameras.
Sure they're great photographers, and they know their stuff.
But they doctor their shit up like I cannot believe.

Am I jealous because I don't know how to use photoshop?
Or because Im just not that good of a photographer?
Or is it because I refuse to falsify my shots?

Either way,
It irks me to no end knowing that the only reason their photos look so good,
is because they cheated.
It takes a lot of skill and knowledge to consistently turn out truly awe inspiring work without any major editing.
Im sure I could learn how to use photoshop.
But it would cheapen the creative process.
Take the integrity out of it.
And I will refuse it for as long as I can.

But holy fuck, am I jealous.

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