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There's obviously no doubt that the people who grew up with manual cameras have more experience regarding camera controls, and that what they (and I) find instinctive needs to be 'learned' by the people who come from the later 'automatic' generation. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does hi-light the difference to me at least between the 'point and shoot, repare in PhotoShop' brigade, and the people who are more inclined to create the image in-camera.
Neither approach is right or wrong, per se, but I happen to find a tremendous feeling of satisfaction when what I saw through the viewfinder comes out on my computer screen/printer with a strict minimum of 'treatment'.
Was using slide film pure and using darkroom tricks impure.... did boosting the ASA on slide film make it impure ??
Pure photography obviously means viewing only the bitstream..... H
The only place I can see where it will make any sense restricting the use of Photoshop is if you want to present news - like photoshopping two people into the same image who have never been in the same room.
', when I think back to my full manual film days there WAS a 'pureness' about the photography back then. It isn't here now - too many gadgets and settings to fiddle with..