ETTR Ultimate Discussion
Detail of a calligraphic photograph by Jim Kasson
Because you are reading this blog of mine, you are by definition a blog reader. I have my fair share of blogs that I read, too. And I suspect in this we have common ground — we're all looking for bloggers who can contribute to our creative process with experience, knowledge, wisdom, and level of expertise that is demonstrable. (It's easy to find blogs in which the author is simply unqualified and their information therefore of questionable use.)
Were all looking for experts who know what they are talking about — and who restrict their comments to those they're qualified to address. Jim Kasson is one of the smartest software engineers and digital photography gurus I've ever met — and a LensWork alumnus to boot. His work Nighthawks appeared in LensWork Extended #68. His blog is one of my regular reads specifically because he has that unique combination of rare talents to know what he's talking about and explain it to us laymen with clarity.
Jim's recent series of posts on the topic of ETTR and digital exposure lends technical credence to my gut-felt analysis of exposure. I shall take the liberty of referring to his comments as my "I told you so" verification. Always reassuring when something I've felt — without the technical expertise to back it up — turns out to be true for well-founded geeky reasons. Whew! Thanks, Jim, for explaining this all with such lucidity.