Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
That "normal viewing distance" mantra is a simply an excuse for sloppy work.
And looking for the grain with one's nose a couple inches from a big print might as well be called craft snobbery or large format elitism.

Don't get me wrong here, I like and shoot medium and large format, but if the viewer has to do the equivalent of pixel peeping to decide if a print is good or bad, then IMO the viewer has missed the point of the photo or the photographer is doing a school project, so to speak.