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Title: Who needs PhotoShop?
Post by: schen on June 15, 2008, 04:28:16 PM

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=photo-tampering-throughout-history
Title: Re: Who needs PhotoShop?
Post by: Ratz on June 15, 2008, 05:34:54 PM
Interesting link Shujen. they did a fairly good job of it way back then without all the goodies we have today.
Title: Re: Who needs PhotoShop?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 15, 2008, 07:20:26 PM
Good article. It paid not to fall out with the leaders of the day.

It's interesting how they still refer to Niépce as the inventor of photography. I suppose he did produce the first'photograph' but Fox Talbot was the inventor of the calotype method, later refined by George Eastman.
Title: Re: Who needs PhotoShop?
Post by: glennab on June 15, 2008, 07:32:50 PM
Shujen, fascinating stuff!  Thanks for sharing this.  Not having ever been involved with anything other than digital photographic images, I'd love to know how the changes were made, and especially how long the process took.

G
Title: Re: Who needs PhotoShop?
Post by: Hannie on June 16, 2008, 05:34:45 AM
Thanks for the link Chen, things haven't changed much now have they!  (only the tools!)
Glenna, I tried to find out more about the history of photo retouching techniques but to my surprise I couldn't find very much on the net.  (probably used the wrong search terms)
There is a little info on the Wikipedia site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_manipulation

I always thought that the used to paint on the negatives/plate.

Hannie
Title: Re: Who needs PhotoShop?
Post by: kiska on June 16, 2008, 06:36:01 AM
Hannie, for some things you can retouch directly on the negative (to add density). On a bw only you can also use a razor/exacto to scrape off density.
Title: Re: Who needs PhotoShop?
Post by: schen on June 16, 2008, 07:03:49 AM

Remember the team photo of the Winona copy run?

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z298/schen_album/Winonaredshoes.jpg)



Of course, Chris was the only one with red shoes.


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z298/schen_album/WinonaApril08006copy.jpg)


And Margie missed the flight.


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z298/schen_album/WinonaApril08006.jpg)
Title: Re: Who needs PhotoShop?
Post by: Mhayes on June 16, 2008, 12:05:02 PM
Shujen was nice enough to beam me up in this photo. Originally it was planned to have a group photo taken when we all met up at the LaCrosse airport, but unfortunately Murphy's law kicked in and I was stranded at the Chicago O'Hara airport. Shujen contacted Jan with an idea that when I arrived some four hours later, a photo would be taken on me in the same spot as the others. Later that photo was given to Shujen to PhotoShop me in. I think he did a pretty good job, but wished he would have used Photoshop to slim my hips.  :funny:

I loved the link and think those earlier photos were pretty good. While most of the changes were political, I loved the vanity of removing the handler holding the horse in slide #6 of Benito Mussolini.

Margie