Process and technique are tied
together. If you take the time to do something from beginning to end you
often realize what it takes to do it right. Practice makes perfect. Those
clichés apply as much to photography as any other art or craft,
and describe what more and more photographers are engaged in these days.
If you develop and print your own film you learn more about exposure than
you can from any book, if only in the fact that messing up when you press
the shutter means you have to do so much more work later to get a decent
print. If you scan too flat or with too much contrast, and at too low
a resolution, you will have a devil of a time making a print that resembles
anything you would be proud of placing in a frame on the wall. In short,
when you have to take all the aspects of your photography in hand you
become a better photographer and get better results--all the way
down the line.
- Nikon Unveils AF-S Nikkor 105mm F/1.4E ED to Celebrate 100 Million Lens Milestone
- ExploreCams Website Reveals the Most Popular Cameras & Settings Used by Photographers
- Why We Love Modern Retro-Style Cameras
- Long Glass: Our Favorite Telephoto and Zoom Lenses for Getting Close to the Action
- Does Microsoft’s "Intelligent" New Pix iPhone Photo App Beat Apple at Their Own Game?