SOOC: The Importance of Being Earnest (One)

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So, “Photoshop”

This word is the name of a piece of software, made by Adobe. (Also made by Adobe is software called Lightroom)

Its become so ubiquitous with image editing and manipulation that it’s practically a verb, much like to ‘hoover’ the lounge, everyone knows what you mean, even though a Hoover is a brand, you might actually be using a vacuum!

So should we edit our images? Hell yes, it’s like saying salt goes well with vinegar or even salt and vinegar goes well with fish and chips, well 100% yes, a good bit of post production did anyone any harm.

Your favourite album probably wasn’t recorded by a group of musicians huddled round a microphone. Each was separately recorded, then mixed together to make the record you love.

But sometimes, don’t you like a great live album or even a bootleg gig?

There’s something raw about live music, a soul that although not lost in a studio, isn’t quite the same as a gig.

Sometimes, you can get an image Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) that works, works well and doesn’t really need anything else..

Trying Mummy's Breakfast

…Sure it could look a little better, but it doesn’t need too… That’s why some of the best ever albums were recorded 50 years ago, on 4 Track. Get it right and it’s right.

This image is one of my most popular, both with myself 🙂 and  many others (who don’t have the emotive attachment to the subjects that I do!)

A lot of time and effort goes into this site.. If you like what you see, and/or if I’ve helped you then perhaps you’d considering making a donation?

A lot of time and effort goes into this site.. If you like what you see, and/or if I’ve helped you then perhaps you’d consider helping me?

One way you could help me is if you want to buy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING from Amazon, (that’s anything; cameras, books, shoe polish, whatever) if you do so using the links below, then I will receive a small percentage of your expenditure, and you will pay NO MORE than you would have paid anyway.

Amazon USA Any Product

Amazon UK Any Product

This will also work if you USE THOSE LINKS to click through to your own country.

To do this, click a link above, scroll to the bottom of the page, then select your country from the drop down menu, as shown below

Another way you could help, especially if you don’t like Amazon, but do like me, is by making a donation

The donate button is in the top right hand corner or can be found on the link below

Thanks Very Much!


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