Three Quick Questions vs The Enjoyment of Photography

Started Jan 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Michael J Davis
Michael J Davis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,327
Re: Three Quick Questions vs The Enjoyment of Photography

herebefore wrote:

Brian Wadie wrote:

Me, I lke my technical toys but get the greatest enjoyment from print-making (which maybe means that I'm not a photographer at all? )

Good of you to mention "Prints"...

I think that all too often, "The Print" is left out of photography discussions in the electronic Fora.

Coming from a generation to whom digital will always be "The New Way To shoot", (I started in the 1950s) the print has always been the "goal".

I live in a Literal "House full of printers" with several dedicated to pigmented inks, several dedicated to dye inks, and several dedicated to dye-sub prints.


If I cant get a shot to look good on paper (to me), then I don't consider it to be a successful shot!

Well said, Larry!

I'm trying to keep up with this thread, but as soon as I do something important, like learning LR, it grows...

The other advantage of print is that the quality is independent of format! by which I mean that I can have the same number of dots/pixels/what you will vertically or horizontally!  The digital age is being constrained into a wide panorama like viewing the outside world through one's mail slot (or letterbox as we call it here!)

Secondly, digital requires at best 1920 pixels wide - and only 1050 pixels high. So why is everyone making such a fuss about pixel peeking? unless they are digital zooming - a properly framed shot in the camera will have at least 4 pixels squeezed into one... or 8 and more if it's presented in 'portrait mode'.

So now my best pictures (as always) are those I can print. My Digital output consists in that stuff that doesn't quite pass muster...

A happy New Year to y'all!


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