Is digital photography too easy?

Started Aug 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
stevo23 Forum Pro • Posts: 17,377
Re: Easy test

Gerry Winterbourne wrote:

Joris1632 wrote:

I recently came across this Ansel Adams quote; -

Any thoughts?

A hundred years before AA photography was truly difficult: making ones own plates and then developing them, carrying heavy gear etc.

If AA was right in the thoughts expressed here the output of early photography would be a vast improvement on what was produced in his day (and in ours). There's still plenty of it to be seen: was it vastly better? Or, putting it the other way round, was AA's output vastly worse than the early masters'? If so, AA was right; if not, he was wrong.

But the art form evolved and people started getting better and doing more with it, so it's not possible to truly compare.

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