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  •  The democracy of today's photography for me (6+ / 0-)

    Original taken RAW over-exposed, on an angle through a dirty Thrift Store window.
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    Processed in Lightroom
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    In film photography we were taught to go on the side of underexposure because if we overexpose, there will be nothing there. But in digital, overexpose and you will still be able to find enough information to process an image.

    The "democracy" for me, is that I can process my images myself. I remember arguing in a local shop about the white spots on my photos, white spots from dust on their equipment. I remember asking a shop to correct the color balance on a photo of my painting and they wanted $35./hr lab fee. (in today's dollars, $75.)

    I marvel that there are billions of digital images in the world today and most of them original. I love looking at Flickr Explore to see what people from all over the world are presenting.

    This above all: to thine own self be true...-WS

    by Agathena on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 02:28:27 AM PDT

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