Why are photographers so "fussy"?

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I think that accurately describes the extremes of the continuum, but the majority lie somewhere in between. I evaluate both. Don't you? Do you know any photographer who doesn't?

It appears that very few photographers use film anymore. The minilabs their uncles (et al) relied upon have vanished along with the "camera stores" that operated in their communities in ancient times.

Today most photographers use the technology whose-name-is-forbidden here, and most of those photographers use their phones for most of their photos.

Happily there's Photoshop, which many of us find intuitive.
 

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It appears that very few photographers use film anymore. The minilabs their uncles (et al) relied upon have vanished along with the "camera stores" that operated in their communities in ancient times.

Today most photographers use the technology whose-name-is-forbidden here, and most of those photographers use their phones for most of their photos.

Happily there's Photoshop, which many of us find intuitive.

My response which you quoted was in response to VinceMT comments about how photographers evaluated photographs, not whether the photographs were made with a film camera, a digital camera, or a phone.
 
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Most photographers that I personally know, understand the technical aspects and mostly concentrated on the composition. I hardly call that fussy.
Agreed.

I'll look at a print and consider how well (or not) the technique and skill of the photographer carries the image.
 

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I suppose that if photographers weren’t so fussy, there would be no need for Photrio.

Finding the correct development time for Kodak P3200 and Ilford Delta 3200 in replenished XTOL with Jobo rotary processing is not being fussy, it is being practical and useful.
 

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Finding the correct development time for Kodak P3200 and Ilford Delta 3200 in replenished XTOL with Jobo rotary processing is not being fussy, it is being practical and useful.

It's also sensible, and common sense, and as well that goes for any film and developer combinations. It's honing one's craft, it means you can shoot with confidence knowing you will get the results you wanted.

Ian
 

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The word "fussy" sounds pejorative in this context, implying concern or attention which is excessive or unnecessary. I would instead use the word "exacting", and agree that some photographers are more exacting than others.
 

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My wife accuses me regularly of "futzing". And then she expresses appreciation when I take on a task that requires care and attention to large amounts of detail.
I just smile ruefully.
 

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My wife accuses me regularly of "futzing". And then she expresses appreciation when I take on a task that requires care and attention to large amounts of detail.
I just smile ruefully.

Exactly what does "rueful" look like?
 

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By the way, I keep going back and forth between this thread and the one where Stephen Benskin and aparat are discussing testing and evaluation methods - and I do a lot of smiling ruefully!
 

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Exactly what does "rueful" look like?

rueful (adjective) - expressing sorrow or regret, especially when in a slightly humorous way.

As to what rueful looks like, you'll have to use your imagination. A Google image search returns a variety of different facial expressions.
 
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