The digital photographic revolution leaped forward with the introduction of Adobe Photoshop twenty-five years ago. Today Photoshop is the essential tool in digital darkrooms around the world. Almost every image in print, on the web or in galleries is edited in Photoshop or Photoshop Lightroom. The edits range from rudimentary cropping, spotting, sizing, increases in contrast and sharpening to sophisticated restoration and retouching, high dynamic range processing, and elaborate collages.
This year Viewpoint’s annual juried exhibit TWELVE: Photoshopped! invited submissions that had been processed in Photoshop or Photoshop Lightroom. Any subject and photographic approach was accepted: portraits, landscapes, abstractions, macro; restoration to documentary, astrophotography to underwater, still life to street life, photojournalism to photomontage. The single limitation for submissions was that all images must have been edited in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Lightroom. The juror for this year's exhibit is photojournalist, picture editor, and freelance photographer Charr Crail.
Congratulations to our winners!
1st Place: Lucille van Ommering, King of the Roost
2nd Place: Reyna Garcia, Your are a work of art
3rd Place: Mary Aiu, Among the Trees #5
Honorable Mention: David Evans, Down by the River
Honorable Mention: James Robison, Waters Edge
Honorable Mention: Steven Arrison, Illuminated