***DSLR THREAD*** revisited...
Funny thing, I had a few hours to kill and decided to read this thread from cover to cover and its cool to see how everyone has evolved over the past 2 years.
Glenn, you go through bodies like frigg'n Jeffery Dahmer dude.
The biggest change for me has been being able to not feel as if I'm ruining the 'spirit' of the photo by adjusting its original attributes via post pic processing.
Coming from a 35mm SLR background, I felt as if too many people were using processing software to make up for inadequacies in their shot selections, subjects, and settings. I always had a "...yea, but its been photoshopped..." attitude towards heavy processing, almost a elitist attitude...in a small way.
Fast Forward to now, Ive let that view almost completely dissipate. I still however tend to lean towards basic processing, Crop, Contrast, color balance, etc. I look at it this way, I was doing the same thing I moaned about with 35mm SLR stuff by way of filters and scissors anyway. Now its just easier, less frustrating, less expensive, and less time consuming.
And with all artistic media, everything is pleasing in its own way, processed or not.
The toughest thing for me since going digital has been learning the DSLR camera and all its little buttons and knobs. Even after 2 years of owning this D80, I still find new things to toy with.
My New Years Resolution is to be more involved in the thread I started and you guys sustained for 2 years...its been a awesome journey...
Here's to 2 more...:greenbeer: