So the other day Rolling challenged me to write about automatic digital cameras with a 5 mp lens. I don’t have such a thing really (I have a Nikon Coolpix 110 but I’m too cheap to buy 4 AA batteries for it). He wondered if I couldn’t write about getting good pictures with such a device, and use Photoshop later to bring out clarity, color, texture, etc.
I replied that if one understands the capabilities and limitations of such devices, Photoshop isn’t necessary to get good pictures out of them. Long before I was born, my father could get good pictures out of a box with a pinhole in it, no lens at all! Just the negative and a darkroom to work in.
When I got home this evening and discovered that I had left my camera’s memory card at the office, Continue reading