I didnt really want to advertise the fact that one of my digital art works won as I didnt want to provoke the age old war of words.
Seeing as Tobers let the cat out of the bag though
I have mixed emotions about that one being chosen...im chuffed obviously and probably means I might be in the mag too...But why did they have to pick that one?.
As soon as I saw it on the front page I thought here we go.
I suppose its testament to the digital age in a way, showing the different possibilties achievable with a digital camera and PS,with the average joe not really concerning himself or caring about the technicalities of the image, focusing on the asthetics instead.
Im sure that there will be those who will love it ,like the ones who have given me feedback...and of course the editorial teamand be interested in how it was done and there will also be those who will slate it...
I dont really care and neither does a national mag it seems
Even though it's not really a photograph anymore, it's a powerful image. To be honest, I'm a bit stumped to why it should be selected as 'photo' of the week when strictly speaking, it's not a 'photograph' However, that's me just being pedantic It is Digital Photographer magazine I suppose.
Anyway, a powerful, and very skillfully created image.
It may not have looked like that straight out of the camera, but it's still a beautiful image.
And it is for DIGITAL Photographer. Surely the Digital part implies all the stuff that goes with it. Jeez, these mags are chock full of hints, tips and tutorial discs on Photoshop. A bit much for some of the members on that forum to be so bitter when someone demonstrating talent with such tools actually gets recognition for it.
Well done mate...some very well-deserved recognition. I don't want to get into a 'PS' debate here - all that matters is:
a) You were totally upfront about what you'd done
b) The mag's editorial team made the choice.
Good on you - you do this stuff to an astonishingly high standard