Originally Posted by nikonman
A friend of mine (Professional Photographer) is a wedding and Fine Art Photographer. His Fine Art photogarphs are strictly Black & White prints shot on FILM only. According to my friend, if a photo is not done with Black & White Film and processed by yourself in your own Darkroom then IT IS NOT PHOTOGRAPHY. Anyone who shoots with Digital is not a Photographer but just a Image Capturer....He does use color digital for his weddings but not for the Fine Art. Any Opinions???????
He is contradicting himself. If he says digital is not photography, then how could he claim to be a photographer while shooting a wedding?
OH, I see, he only captures images at a wedding and does not photograph it? Sounds like a great selling tool. Your friend can just tell his wedding customers the images he makes at their wedding is not really photography. See how many weddings he will shoot.
I know a guy who once said, at many of his lectures, that digital was no good; never would be, and he only used his digital to "preview" what the lighting and exposure was. That should have been proof he didn't know what he was talking about.
However, now that everyone he "teaches" has a digital camera, he has proclaimed himself as an "expert" in digital photography. That was all in a time span of 3 years... and.... he is sponsored by one of the digital camera manufacturers.
....edit.. I just had a thought. Is the reason he is shooting digital at weddings is because he is not really a "good" wedding photographer? If he was, he would shoot it on film, process the film, and print all his prints.
One of my mentors actually did that, until the day he died. That was just before digital was being used by pros.