The BS of Digital Photography

Desjardins, Steve DesJardinS at
Tue Oct 6 14:25:54 EDT 2009

There are few perfect shots; almost anything can be processed in some way depending on your tastes.  Most problems were much harder to fix with film so we just accepted what we got or, more to the point, took more time at the shooting end.

-----Original Message-----
From: pdml-bounces at [mailto:pdml-bounces at] On Behalf Of David J Brooks
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:53 PM
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Subject: Re: The BS of Digital Photography

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 3:15 AM, Bob W <pdml at> wrote:
>> It seems the almost instant gratification of digital capture
>> and the speediness of results has been eclipsed by the, OMG
>> factor, and 'what do I have to do to adjust this image?'.
>> Time saved by instant results is erased by time spent
>> post-capture processing.
>> Does it seem that way to others as well?
> You're not obliged to do any post-processing - that's why cameras have jpeg
> options: set & forget, just as you might have chosen a particular type of
> film.

I was chastised on the Pentax forums for saying i usually have to post
process just about every shot i want to keep or sell.
He said i don't know what i';m doing if i need to post process.

Most times its just a WB tweak or maybe just a brightness jump, but
nothing severe.. If it is, i reshoot.:-)

Now with the D1, they needed levels, wb and magenta teaks.

I don't see anything wrong with spending a bit of tiem with post
processing.  If its not the photographer, i'm sure the lab does.


Documenting Life in Rural Ontario.
York Region, Ontario, Canada

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