Originally Posted by StoneNYC
not to get philosophical on you but yea you are right
darkroom work allows the printer to excessively manipulate
a negative, as does a camera. method of processing, chemistry &c ..
there really isnt much of a difference between the two end results
modern can look great, traditional can look like crap, and visa versa ..
i guess what pisses a lot of people off is that by using modern technology you
are side stepping / bypassing a skill set they worked ( and still are working )
at mastering .. and the sidestep has made their skill set irrelevant ..
enjoy whatever it is you want to do, the photo world is changing by leaps and bounds
even as we post to this thread ( calumet closing american stores )
so in the end your methods may be more relevant than those who
dont like modern methods ...
sorry to be a stone in your shoe ..