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The DSLR Field Guide by Michael Freeman

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The Digital Photography Workflow

Much of the digital photography workflow is concerned with preparing the image for final viewing. This involves ensuring that images have accurate colors, a full dynamic range, are sharp, free from blemishes, and so on.

Because so much can be done once the image is on a computer, for most conventional photographers it means a radical rethink in their working method. It stands in marked contrast to shooting color transparencies, where very little flexibility in processing means that the photography virtually ends at the moment of shutter release. If anything, it is more akin to the kind of black-and-white photography practiced with an eye to lengthy darkroom work (think Ansel Adams). Digital workflow needs to be ...

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