Fri 24-Feb-12 04:38 AM | edited Fri 24-Feb-12 04:39 AM by avisys
All this zits talk reminds me. I just looked at my B&W High School graduation picture (1956). I knew a studio photographer and retouching artist, so I saw what was done.
The photos were done with an 8x10 camera. The retoucher went to work with super-fine watercolor brushes, using cards of Kodak retouching media. She worked like a whiz 'cause she had to do every zit for every image for every student, even though she knew only one image would eventually be selected for each student. She was a true artist.
My photo looked like I had never had a zit, but I know I was covered with them.
I wonder what she would do with a D800 and Photoshop including some plug-ins.
Oh, the negative went into a huge 8x10 enlarger so it could be ~reduced~ to 4x5 or even a group of 2x3's.
How many effective pixels does an 8x10 negative have, compared to a D800???