|I agree about the film thing. I think we can get close with digital, but it requires just the right editing in photoshop. Ive noticed a trend with lightroom processing and the higher quality digital camera's. It seems like they are grainless to the degree of losing detail. Its that or people just dont give a shit about editing and only care about making things bold and colorful for trendy wedding photography of the day. Plus, batching through lightroom is just the easiest thing to do. On the other hand, there is no way I would stand in a darkroom and self print 1,000 wedding images.
I miss the darkroom. Im starting to long for the time and space to play with film and chemicals again.
Also, darkroom work requires just the right knowledge of timing for exposure, papers, chemicals etc to get the best film grain results.
Photo editing, be it film or digital is actually far trickier than people would like to believe. Maybe lightroom is an easy fix for today's busy professional...but, in my opinion, the difference stands when you blow those images up for print.
Excuse the babble..ive been pondering this thing lately.