The BS of Digital Photography

Desjardins, Steve DesJardinS at
Tue Oct 6 13:07:10 EDT 2009

I personally had this "mourning" phase when I switched purely to digital and actually stooped shooting for a while.  I had just gotten the *istD and wasn't making prints.  I had stopped using my MZ-S (which I really enjoyed) and didn't adjust my mental workflow to include a good way to view my pictures on a regular basis.   The big difference now is that I keep my favorite images on my ipod touch and my laptop and show them to folks and look at them myself.  I know this sounds silly, but it's easy to get buried under thousands of images that you have no real practical way to access.

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From: pdml-bounces at [mailto:pdml-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jaume Lahuerta
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Subject: Re: The BS of Digital Photography

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> De: "Desjardins, Steve" <DesJardinS at>
> 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."  

That's exactly what I feel when I try raw and open it on whatever editing program (that tend to be very slow to operate BTW). I can change so many things that I get paralyzed.

I assume that within some time I would discover the workflow that best suits my needs. Unfortunately, having two small kids I can hardly keep up with taking some pictures from time to time...



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