The BS of Digital Photography

Desjardins, Steve DesJardinS at
Tue Oct 6 12:13:21 EDT 2009

I think this is the essence of the problem.  Since we can adjust so much, we feel the need, even an obligation to do.  I've just stopped.  I post process if the picture is bad, otherwise I leave it as is.  Jpegs are film.  If it really bothered me, I'd shoot one of each (jpeg and raw) and keep the raw files for a rainy day.

My approach to digital has become "How I learned to stop worrying and love jpegs."  

-----Original Message-----
From: pdml-bounces at [mailto:pdml-bounces at] On Behalf Of Steve Sharpe
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:49 AM
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Subject: RE: The BS of Digital Photography

At 9:50 AM +0100 10/6/09, Malcolm Smith wrote:
>  > Tom C wrote:
>>  Certainly!  Whenever I attempt to venture back to film, I can't seem
>>  to seriously do it (regardless of how much I enjoy the smell of a
>>  freshly open film canster).
>How interesting. I don't feel anywhere near as confident with a digital
>camera as I do with film and I suspect in part this is why it remains in the
>camera bag; a film camera or digital camera is as much a choice as a lens.

My problem with digital is that it offers too many choices, variables 
and options. Most of the time I just want to take the picture, not 
fiddle with ISO, white balance, contrast settings, etc. etc. With 
film, once you've loaded the speed of film you want, your only 
choices are aperture and shutter speed, and you have to live with 

I know this is an oversimplification, but you get my drift.


Steve Sharpe
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