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By Pete Myers

After two years of photographing with a digital monochrome camera, I have returned to photographing with film and theLeica MP. Even if you are shooting digital, this article contains some thoughts that may make it worth your reading — so let’s press on.

I am a fine arts photographer by profession ( My work is in monochrome imaging—not color. I am 45 years old and reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with my wife, Kathy. Previously, I have written forLuminous Landscapeon the subject of my adventures in shooting with a nearly one-of-a-kind digital monochrome camera—theKodak DCS 760m. Additionally, my article, “Making Images—Not Taking Images” featured my encouragement to fellow photographers to spend more time in postproduction with their most beloved images.

In the art of photography, we can say, “technology is our friend”—but only up to a certain point. Truly, technology can get in the wa...

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