Film Vs Digital (not the usual question)

Started Sep 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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"Wow" vs "will look good after PP"

cmc1 wrote:

Personal opinion (I'll state that first before keyboard gangsters attack)

I feel at lot of images posted on-line now are over processed and not a true reflection of the Camera users true skills, abilities or passion for photography.

I am not from the analogue era myself but I know a few people who were trained using film and appear to be far better photographers for it.

I would be interested to know what widely used techniques were used for processing and what are their modern equivalents?

Also, wouldn't it be good if there were modern software that limited digital post processing to the same level as film?

It's great to see "straight out the camera, no PP" on posted images

One difference is that when you recieved your box of slides you often got an immediate "wow" feel, while today, when you look at your digital files, the reaction is more "hmmm, this will look fine after a bit of work in Photoshop".

I rebought a few film cameras last year and shot some Velvia slides - and sure - the wow-feel is there when you get your exposure right. But the convinience factor is of course miles behind, so for that reason almost all my shooting is digital. Otherwise I would prefer shooting film except for low light and sports.

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