I was reading some interesting debates on-line today about the use of Photoshop. There are many photographers out there that are more traditionalist, and feel that what you get direct from your camera is sacred and should not be changed or enhanced in any way. Photoshop is evil to these people, and they believe once Photoshop is used, the photograph ceases to be a photograph. On the other hand, there is the digital artist who uses what comes out of the camera as their canvas or template to create a piece of art. I think in this age of digital photography, more and more photographers are leaning towards defining themselves as artists instead of photographers...but my question is this: After working on a photograph in Photoshop, is it still considered a photograph? Or is it now considered "Art"? Where is the line drawn between the two? Is Photoshop really evil?
Which (below) is considered a photograph today? Which one would you rather have hanging on your wall? Which one would you rather see in a travel magazine?