Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
I donít agree with this analogy. An exhibition print of the Grand Canyon is still virtual as opposed to being there, as is a lithographic print, silk screen, inkjet, gravure, etc. Sometimes my students produce better representations of a negative image through scanning and inkjet printing than they do in the darkroom.

Of course they do. That's because negative manipulation is far easier, and with a higher degree of control, with scanning and photoshop, than in a conventional darkroom. I don't think this is relevant to the current discussion though, unless of course you want to open a whole new can of worms by bringing into it the value of a silver gelatin print, VS an inkjet.