colorjunkie wrote:I tweak for the masses. I stopped caring what anonymous nerds, who I'll never meet, who I probably don't want to meet, and who managed to find the internet on a newsgroup think long ago.
The only two opinions that matter are mine and the clients. Period.
I've done several real world tests at my gallery shows.
I put up a middle frame from a multi frame HDR set and a tweak side by side on the wall.
Guess which ones people buy?
The essence of HDR hating inherently comes from laziness and unwillingness to change. These are the same people who said film was a fad, who said color was a fad, and who said Photoshop wasn't real photography, now they hate on HDR and seriously who cares and does it really matter what anyone thinks?
We're all just so lazy and we've been doing this this way for so long. To have to start all over and learn the tweaking process is simply too much for many people to handle.
I also agree with all of this.
Oh, and I still love your shots Cam, even if I did tout a bunch of "realistic is the only way to go" agenda kind of thing.