Discussion in 'Digital Photography Forums' started by alexwillis, Feb 21, 2003.
Is Digital Photography taking over the industry and is Wet Photography slowly losing its status?
We have a family photographer and when he took our family photos in 2001 we had a discussion and he said he would never go digital.
Needless to say he had to accept my ribbing when we went last year and he was framing us in his newly acquired Canon Eos1D.
He said he made the change as he felt the quality was indistinguishable, its sped up his turnaround and he was able to airbrush imperfections (which seemed popular on his wedding shoots).
But it has to be said those digital family portraits seem very flat compared to the ones in the past. He assures me the only post processinghe did was colour balance, but the colours arent as vibrant as his old DLR.
Digital is taking over, yes, but digital is also getting the status of 'if its digital it must be cheap'. Quality is suffering from the 'everyone is an expert syndrom' because with digital it is so easy to get a half-decent picture most of the time. The number of ads in magazines that are heavily pixelated from 'in house' production is scarey. And as you noticed, it is not yet, except in high end cameras, up to the mark with film. But, as with everything else, it is who is behind the camera, not the camera itself, that really matters.
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