Isn't it amazing......

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
john Clinch Veteran Member • Posts: 3,092
Re: Isn't it amazing......

The penalty we pay for this is a reapportioning of our time between the camera and the darkroom.  In the film era we could spend most of our time behind the camera, get the prints back from the lab, and enjoy; today, we are spending more and more of our time in front of the keyboard.  But in the film era the really serious photogs did exactly the same thing. It took a while for digital cameras to become capable enough that we could emulate the old film darkroom masters, but that's the unspoken bargain that we're now being asked to make - to embrace the digital darkroom.

To me there were 3 versions of film

colour print, I got what the lab thought I wanted. Often not what I wanted

Slide film. All adjustment at the time. Fun to project. They could be printed but see above

B&W in a dark room. 3 or 4 hours to produce 4-6 poor prints...

Its  the editing that has really bought me back to photography. It use to be beyond the skill or funds of amateurs

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