Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Continuing the theme

[reading: David MacDonald, "The Encyclopedia of Mammals"]

I got rid of an old camera today (by donating it to the nice folk where I did a studio lighting course), which reflects a grudging acceptance of the new era—my primary camera gear is now entirely digital. In some ways I'll miss the physical experience of the darkroom, but on the other hand the efficiency gains are just too enormous to ignore—a ten-second tweak in the Photoshop Levels dialog equates to twenty minutes of producing test strip prints.

I still have a medium format camera that I use occasionally, but even with that I'm unlikely to do any darkroom work—a scan of a 6x6 negative gives a monster-megapixel image I can play with in Photoshop.

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