Before you could immediately see what you just shot- you couldn’t. 

We are talking about neg film in the pre-digital days- when the lab gave you a proof sheet and the images were finally revealed. 

You had to trust that you knew what you were doing and that you were doing it right.

Now… that’s not to say we miss the old days, it did however require a certain level of skill.

For our photographer friends to try: cover the monitor on your DSLR and go “shoot a roll” of say, 36 exposures. (You’ll need more than a cell phone to do this obviously).

When done, uncover the back and check your work- see what you really shot. 

Not quite what you expected?

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