Now we see through a glass, darkly...
- Apr 5, 2016
This isn't a fair comment at all. Higher DR can occasionally save an image that would have been unusable otherwise. I'm sure event, wedding and photojournalists can definitely benefit from having higher DR. As humans, we are not infallible, and we may very well not be in the correct setting in the heat of the moment. Will I be proud of pulling 6-7 stops out of an image? Probably not, but delivering an image > telling them I missed the shot.
Consider that Neil Leifer's iconic color photo of Ali standing over Liston was basically ignored by the wire services because John Rooney's gritty, B&W image from a worse angle was on the wires hours before his image was.