The BS of Digital Photography

David J Brooks pentkon52 at
Tue Oct 6 17:53:10 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 01:52:41PM -0400, David J Brooks wrote:

>> 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.
> Tell that to Ansel Adams. Post processing is just as critical to the
> final photograph as proper film developing and printing. Good
> photographers not only post process their work, but they consider the
> post processing when they shoot so that they get the best final
> product possible.
> An obvious example would be to "over" or "under" expose to save detail
> in shadows or highlights, and then correct the midrange in post
> processing.
> IMNSHO, whoever said that was a wanker who probably shot in green
> mode.

Not sure if he shot in green mode, but i do think he;'s a wanker.:-0
There was also some banter back and forth when i informed him i
normally shot in jpeg as opposed to Raw, which i am doing more of now.
That really convinced him i knew nothing.:-)

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> the second step is learning to throw away ones that are merely good.
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