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[filmscanners] Re: shoot first, fix it later



>Tim is correct in his observation that doing it right is preferable to
>doing it any old way then fixing it later.  It's cheaper in the long
>run, both in time (the most expensive commodity we've got) and software
>costs.
>
>Often times people who break the rules do so because they don't know
>what the rules are in the first place.  Tim's example describes what the
>rules are for making a successful portrait of a backlit subject.
>"Breaking the rules" in this case isn't being creative, it's not knowing
>what to do in the first place.
>
>Scanning negs or slides is no different from printing them in a
>conventional darkroom.  It's best if you start with a properly exposed
>image.
>

That is true, but I think most of us who are experienced and
reasonably skilled photographers screw up sometimes.  And there is a
place for tools that can lessen the damage somewhat, specially if it
is a snap of your late grandmother hooking a fish with a big grin on
her face. As for beating up on people who should improve on their
shooting, how many of us only work on our own photos?  I am always
being asked, "Can you fix this?" Nice to have a tool to do that
quickly and easily without engaging in a lecture to the offending
requester to improve their photography.
--
Winsor Crosby
Long Beach, California

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