The BS of Digital Photography

David J Brooks pentkon52 at
Tue Oct 6 17:50:14 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at> 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.
> --
> The first step is learning to take great photos,
> the second step is learning to throw away ones that are merely good.
> Larry Colen             lrc at  
> --
> PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List
> PDML at
> to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.

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

More information about the PDML mailing list