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The Past "Photography" the Future "Imagery" Not for ME!

Started Apr 17, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: The Past "Photography" the Future "Imagery" Not for ME!
In reply to MoreorLess, Apr 17, 2014

MoreorLess wrote:

I'd argue though ...

All good points and sorry to edit your post.  To me, "argue" is the operative word in all of this.  We could argue endlessly and never come to absolute. I went back and reread the OP post.  My take away is he wants a non-processed, take it or leave it, just as I shot it forum.  Good idea.  It would be interesting to see a growing collection of shots that have had nothing done outside of the framing, exposure and click of the shutter.  But he doesn't say if in camera processing is then allowed, which is post-processing.  And is it just JPEGs or RAWs processed with all default settings from just one software imaging program.  So just what is the controlling criteria of a "just as it happened" shot.

As for your comment about just dropping off film to the chemist - I knew a person that shot and only had his film straight processed from a one hour lab.  At the time he was the world's known shooter of - ya, ready - seashells.  He shot only in the early and late light.  Had his 4x6 prints and chromes and that was it.  Nothing more.  At the time, made a good living off making a yearly calender and note cards.  So I guess what I'm saying is "To each, their own"

And for me I still miss that tactile experience of the darkroom process.  But I do know it has given me a better understanding and control of the current digital processes.  Just the experience of burning and dodging a negative and the subtle differences and corrections it can make in the final print translates seamlessly into the digital process.



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