I can’t draw and I can’t take a photo so my submitted comments are not aligned to the usual structure – photography, what camera?, etc..
I can code and I can use Photoshop elements (an improvement on Amiga Deluxe Paint 3 – 16 colours / 1 meg RAM, circa 1992) and feel that being creative in this medium can make a valid contribution to art in the same way that a magnificent floral display can be appreciated even though the florist didn’t make the flowers.
three by Howard Kovach
Art to me is any image, however created, that I find immersive. In this respect the use of Photoshop to enhance digital images is fine. After all, the information has been captured and is embedded within the pixels; the integrity of the photograph isn’t compromised by lightening shadows, etc.. Where clarity is required, though, is where, say, a cloudy sky is replaced by a vivid sunset; as an image, fine – so long as it is stated that it is now a photo-collage!
My own efforts range across simple poster type stuff to the abstract. My favourite images are the faux-cubism takes on Monroe.
MM 3 by Howard Kovach