Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
Note this: D&B is completely unnecessary if you can control your process.

D&B is often needed to fix a mistake in exposure and development.
It is child's play, today, to design your technique to eliminate D&B.

And not every major portraitist D&B'd (beyond simple corner darkening).
two things:

1. by what tools you design your technique today (I'm still learning)

and

2. I agree that not everybody D&B'd. But it also seems to me that some photographers (notably Sieff) built his career on D&B'ing.

Opinions?