You are well on the road to enlightenment.
Some of the best photographic work today is a hybrid mixture.
Irving Penn would be using any and all means of perfecting his prints.. he was obsessive in his experimentations.
Though using an all analoque method of producing platinums, silver or other processes it totally acceptable.
If I could lug a 20 x24 film camera around and make contacts directly from the original with contrast reducing and expansion masks on top I would also think be hard to beat.
This is just not practical for me, to consider physically and financially, also even though I use an 8x10 camera, I prefer looking at larger prints so I do need at some times to go the hybrid route.
I have tried discussing the merits of the hybrid process here and basically most of the APUG community does not want to hear about it and that is ok with me. I am not sure how far this thread will get with this dialog about hybrid .
Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac