I don't get it, I guess I'm showing my age, but I have thousands of color transparencies (slide film) that are exposed, framed, orientated (level), focused and composed properly! And they were all done without the ability to see the exposed images until they came back from the lab! Remember slide film only had 1/3 of a stop latitude, so exposures had to be virtually perfect. What am I missing here? I have always strived to get the image correct, in the camera! I am not knocking digitial, I own several of them and haven't used film for several years. However, I wonder what has become of basic photographic skills. We used to have faith in our equipment and in our ability (skill) as photographers. Can you imagine what people today would stress over if the had to wait until they were home to see what they shot, let alone wait days or weeks! With film, we never gave it a second thought, it was just the way it was! It sure seems to me that many of today's photographers are really just "image makers!", relying on post production (editing) to correct their errors when capturing the basic image in the camera. Oh my, how things have changed
Excellent point. I was (am) inthe same boat. I shot Kodakchrome and Ektachrome for many many years. With Dslr, I became very careless. But I got the pictures I want by shootin a lot more pictures. "Memory is free".
I have the same history. With slide film, the only real option was to get exposure and framing right from the start. A great Norwegian photographer, Morten Krogvold, whom I admire a lot ( http://www.krogvold.com/index.php?nr=3 ), is very clear in his teaching that the work needs to be done prior to pushing the shutter and I fully agree. Yes, we now have post processing tools that can fix and trix with almost anything, but you always get a better end result if you did the right things to begin with.