Originally Posted by literiter
I'm beginning to really wonder why we go through all the trouble of inventing 35 megapixel cameras, vibration reduction, Photoshop, zoom lenses, $5000.00 + lenses when some of this work is so scary good.
If you want to see truly scary, go back and go through some of the old shoeboxes of pictures your parents and grandparents stashed away. In the case of your grandparents, many of them took pictures with these old folders. Also, many of them were just grabbing snapshots, and not particularly good at photography.
Now, that's scary when you see how good many of those old photographs and negs look even today.
I know my grandpa was not patient enough to be called good at taking pictures. His tactic was, "Ok, everybody stand over there by the sign, and smile." CLICK! "OK, now back in the car!" RRRRNNNNHHH!