I’ve been following an interesting conversation on the Macintouch web site and the relative merits of digital vs. analog (or “wet”) photography.
As someone who learned photography on film about 30 years ago, the discussion resonates with me. While digital photography lacks some of the tactile qualities of film photography, I feel much more free to experiment and to make mistakes. Once my equipment is paid for, each exposure is effectively free, whereas in the film days I was forced to be selective about each picture I took because of the cost.
With tools like Aperture and Photoshop, I have very fine control over how my photos turn out, and I can sometimes undo the damage caused by bad exposures or other factors.
What do you think?
Here’s the link: Photography: Commentary.