What is the point of digital photography? The reason I ask this question is\nbecause the more I read magazines covering the subject they appear to spend\na lot of their time explaining how to improve the poor shot you got. This\nseemed some what strange as I have always believed that the objective of\nphotography was to take a good shot in the first place - then improve on\nthem.\n\nIt has been my experience that the best digital images I have produced were\nbased on photos that stood up on their own in the first place. Surely, we\nshould always strive to produce a good image first otherwise digital\nphotography is really digital development?\n\nIt is even stranger that so much energy seems to be put into improving\nordinary images when one of the great benefits of digital cameras is the\nability to edit as you go and discard the poor shot. This should improve\nthe chance of producing the good image. This is also helped by the\nlimitless number of images that could be taken on a modern memory card\nbefore it is downloaded on to a PC or Mac.\n\nPerhaps the point of digital photography is that it is a total process\nrather than being good with a camera and being good as film/picture\ndeveloper/printer.\n\nSo which does come first the digital image or digital manipulation?