« on: December 09, 2014, 02:07:11 AM »
I agree wholeheartedly with you Dak, but I must admit that I do enjoy doing PP on the pc.
However I was able to do almost the same stuff under an enlarger, using masks, cut-outs and adding and subtracting items, but it was a lot harder.
My first Slr ( NOT a Dslr) was an Exacta Varex of about 1959 vintage, which my father handed down to me when I was about 11.
It was still considered a very good camera in 1966!
It didn't have a built in light meter, so I had to use a handheld one, and after a while, I didn't need the light meter and developed an eye for exposure.
I still have this skill, and even with our wonderful electronic, computer controlled cameras, when you're working at a fast-paced event, the ability to jump from one lighting situation to another and be able to know what iso and exposure settings to use on the fly come in very handy.
I had a business where I employed a number of young who sat at a computer a lot of the day.
If they had a problem with their pc, they would call me ( the old fella) to come and have a look at it and call the IT guy to fix it.
I'd check it out, often open a dos window using short-cut keys and do whatever to get it going again.
These young kids, were usually shocked that I knew a lot more about computers than they did and on more than one occasion I was asked how an old guy like me knew so much about computers.
I just told them that it was my generation that invented them.