My SIL (Son in Law) came by Sunday with some new pictures he had made. He finally got all his digital ducks in a row. So after two years of moving from one look to another, he is back to a classic photo look. No more of the printed page flat look. Now it is vibrant reasonably contrasty shots like photographers for hire have always, at least most often, produced. (My opinion only ) That isn't the point, this is the point. He saw the daylight photo lab, the one my wife forced me to build. Then he remarked, "I'm not sure I even remember how to shoot film. I haven't shot a roll in two years." He was actually proud of that. Hold on to your hats, It might just be that all of us, who still shoot film in any sort of camera, might be viewed as alternate technique photographers soon. I mention that because I saw something on another thread about emulating b&w film in photo shop. Someone answered why not just shoot black and white film. I could almost hear the gasps in the air. My god what heresy. So now I am told there is a digital retro studio somewhere in yankee land,(that being anywhere outside my home town). What the hell is a digital retro studio. Is it pictures that are pixelated from enlargement past 640x480. No its some, excuse the term digital people, clown who thinks a Canon or Nikon camera is the answer to world hunger. And for those of you who are confused by this let me explain more clearly. Digital is here to stay and I have no doubt that someday you will be able to mix concrete with a digital camera, but you can't shoot retro NEGATIVES with one just yet. It's the mystique thing, with cut film holders, or maybe lenses that go click without a speaker system. When you can do that with digital, I hope I am sitting on the right hand of Mathew Brady. Again just to clerify, this is not a novel, this is not a confused old man babbling, it is an editorial. If you don't allow editorials on this forum, feel free to remove it. Trust me I probably would if it was my forum..