Film Photography: How any could masrer film and darkroom work?

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Re: Film Photography: How any could masrer film and darkroom work?
In reply to star shooter, 3 months ago

star shooter wrote:

While it's sad to see the demise of film, chemicals and darkroom work, I wonder how many could master film as good as they do now with digital. Not many I reckon.

to be proficient in the task, few people would be able to since few people have that patience today.

To match what is possible with digital editing, no one would be able to. There are things you can do with digital editing that you can't do with film.

Digital has in many ways, allowed many more to ge into the art but it has also made us lazy too, in the way we expect an instant picture and if we don't like we take another.

speak for yourself.

But let's roll back to a time when you had no idea if the image was good until the film was developed and fix then inspected under the enlarger. Back then those who could take on a job and produce results and when a prof. photog. was in great demand, are all gone.

if you understood exposure, your camera, and the quality of film being used then it never should have been a surprise to see your results. I always had an accurate idea of what my exposed film would look like.

In a world that expects instant results, digital photography has unfortunately, created a race of mind-sets that after a few takes, they go about calling themselves 'prof. photographers' How pathetic.

random keepers from machine gun style of shooting with digital will not go very far in the professional market.

Look how the wedding photog. industry has suffered from el cheapo digital shutterbugs. More and more of the profession is being lost to those who think because they have a wiz bang setup, they're God's gift to the art. How pathetic.

I think that situation is really exaggerated.

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