Photo Diary 56/365 • Selective Coloring • Sin Or Useful Tool

posted on 15th of march, 2015

While reading different articles and opinions about selective coloring in photography sites and forums, this super famous song came to my mind, "It's a sin" by Pet Shop Boys. Is selective coloring a 'photographic sin'? Then I'm definitely a 'sinner', since I've used it many times in the past and I will use it again in the future!


If you take a small survey on the internet, you will find two main categories; the one that presents stunning examples of this effect, trying to convince us optically how amazing is to use selective color editing. And, the second category that considers selective color a cheap cliché, explaining why 'real photographs' never use these embarrassing for their skills method. What do you think? In which of the two categories are you matched?


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