Analog vs. Digital Photography


General Photography

How does the technical evolution of photography change the way people take photos? The BBC has a more or less interesting article about it.

If you read articles and opinions online it seems to me that in the fine art photography crowd there’s a certain snootiness in the making. Lots - fortunately not all - of fine art photographers dismiss digital photography as basically gimmickry without any value. The basic argument usually always boils down to claiming that what takes hours to achieve in the lab is necessarily of higher value than what everybody might be able to doon his/her computer. This confuses art for the process of making art or for the materials involved. But what can you do? As I noted (in a similar context) before most of those snooty art-ists would probably drop their artsy equipment in an instant if they had the money to buy high-tech high-quality digital equipment.