In the era of digital media, why analog photography?



Chris Leigh asked, “why use film when there’s photoshop?” There was a time when a photograph communicated something. In order for that communication to be the desired message, skill behind a camera was needed. Often, there was no second chance. Current technology provides the opportunity to correct flaws in a photo. Eliminate errors. Make what was recorded different than what actually occurred. Some changes are technical, say balancing a white point. Some correct errors, say sharpen a blurry image.

Someone once said that the definition of beauty is to achieve a point at which nothing need be added or taken away. In a digital world where you can always add or take away, how does one achieve beauty?

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