For a while I felt that my shots had to be perfect straight from camera if I wanted to consider myself a good photographer. That phase has definitely passed. I’m not saying I rely on editing to salvage crappy shots (though I’d be lying if I didn’t say that happens on occasion), but if I have the tools, why not use Photoshop to give my images a little boost?
That mental hurdle is still in place for my film photos, however. I did touch up the contrast in my last set of Analog Ambassador black and whites, but it still feels like cheating to adjust analog shots with digital means. What are your thoughts–should film be left unaltered, is a little bit of nudging here and there OK, or do you see no reason to hold yourself back on digitally editing film scans?