Hello my friends.
Well, I want try to write something about Photomanipulations. It's simple, just things I've been reading in dA Journals and things that happened after I did my last works.
First, sorry my English, it's not my native language. I speak Brazilian Portuguese. Feel free to correct me.
What do you know about Photomanipulation? For me, it's a way to create worlds through our world, where people express their feelings. And yes, I consider Photomanipulations as an Art, a Digital Art.
Unfortunately some people thinks Photomanipulation is only cut and paste and don't give the real attention that this art deserve. Oh not, you know nothing Jon Snow! (haha, sorry, fans of "A song of Ice and Fire" books, hey, I'm fan too).
Photomanipulation is much more than this. Is much more than a retouch, cut and paste. It's a true exercise of patience and dedication, where you need try to harmonize all the elements from different sources and a sort of problems like: different lights, low resolution, photos mixed with 3D images, etc etc. See, you really know nothing, ups, I did it again.
Do you understand? Yes? Ok, so pay attention in the topics below.
1 - Respect the Photomanipulator as you respect any other artist. We (including myself), are human beings with feelings like any other.
2 - Photomanipulatiors, PLEASE, be more active in the community, give a fav, a comment, share art. Don't wait for the other to come to you, respect others like you wish to be respected.
3 - Don't compare different artists with different skills, professional with hobbyist. It's unfair.
3.1 - Professional artists, make money with art, live for this, need to study, improve their skills every day. Has its own stock resource with the most high quality images, even studio and models. (Obviously I'm not generalizing)
3.2 - Hobbyist create images in their free time, learn and improve skills when is possible, not necessarily make money with works, depends free stocks with no guarantee of high quality images etc. (Obviously I'm not generalizing)
4 - Don't look only the final image, try to imagine the whole process behind it. Compare the original stock with the final image, sometimes that stunning work is a mere retouch, common on high quality studio images. And that image you think, "hum it's good"; needs much more effort from the artist. However, you give more attention the first scenery because it's "stunning" and don't care about the process. Strange no?
5 - For groups, please, please and please, criteria is a way to choose images with good sense, is a way to be fair. But when you use your personal taste to accept or decline a work you are not respecting the artist. (Again, obviously I'm not generalizing)
Look, you can do whatever you want in your group, however when you say "hey I refused your image because you need to work more the lights and shadows" and accept other images with the same problem or worst, I ask: where is the criteria, the good sense? Do you really know to analyze a Photomanipulation or you are using your personal taste? For personal taste, use Favourites and not Groups.
Well, I'm finishing for now, I'll try to continue in other time. I hope you like it, and remember, it's my opinion, you can agree or not.
Oh, and I really would like to say "thank you" for
She is a true example to be followed.