Digital Update: Raw Files and the Digital Negative

Neal Rantoul: We are clearly on the threshold of yet another sea change in still imaging. The inherent simplicity of shooting, processing our film and spending a productive day in the darkroom making our prints is gone forever. As we shoot more digitally we have a new set of benefits and problems. On the plus side, we don’t have to scan, clean our negatives and labor as hard over individual images as before. In fact we tend to manage whole groups of photographs now, rather then individual pictures. [...]