There is no room in my life for your hatred. If you won't take that energy and use if for change, then there is nothing left for me to say to you but goodbye.
HDR. Or, as is usually the case, HDR effects. You know, sometimes a little HDR looks nice, makes a photo pop out, draws the eye somewhere specific...
Alternately, fake faded film prints, a la instagram. Used right, it's a great tool that can instantly evoke the feeling of looking through your (or your parents') old albums.
Unfortunately, digital cameras do not make people into photographers. Neither do stupid, over used effects like HDR and whatever you want to call the fake retro feel. Rules of composition, colour, design, movement, cropping, etc., still apply. There is a proliferation of over-processed shitty photos out there, and even worse, a lot of very nice pictures are being distorted because of a fad.
I'm not saying I'm a good photographer. I'm an okay photographer. I use my DSLR the way I used film. I wait. I set things up. I try to compose interesting photographs. About 15 percent of the time, I think I succeed and of that 15 percent, maybe 3 percent are photos I'm proud of. But I try to do it all in the viewfinder, not in photoshop (other than some occasional colour correction and/or cropping).
HDR and retro-fication effects have become like cheap Easter chocolate. They're everywhere and even though they're not very good, people can't stop themselves from eating it up.
Too much of a good thing is still too much.
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