I'm sure some Luddite film photographers feel that digital photography means anyone can do it. And in a small way, they're right. There are millions of excellent images out there that were only made possible by digital photography. First of all, you can take thousands of shots with little or no cost (except time), so practice comes with far less expense than it used to. Second, the software to manipulate the images is much easier to use than a darkroom. And third, your images can be seen by a far wider audience.
There is still a difference between a good amateur and a pro, though. You can still tell the folks who have invested loads of time into their craft.
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