digital and chemical photography
can be as labor intensive as one wants each to be
i have made azo prints that only required me to put the lamp on for 8 seconds
when i worked in a portrait studio there were tray rockers
i have made digital photographs ( maris, they were light jet prints )
the files and negatives were nearly perfect exposures, i have also manipulated the heck out of
darkroom stuff and light room stuff ... hand made, made by a robot,
auto exposure who cares ... its just marketing and posturing.
does it really matter what someone calls a photograph ?
not really. the only people who care are people on photography discussion boards.