A single photograph could take 10 hours to product.
Technology changes everything. I shot this photo a few days ago. I ran it through an app on my iPhone and did the photo in less that a minute.
Is this better? Well, if you only look at the photograph and time savings, perhaps this is better.
But when you consider all the things I/we learned doing it the old way it makes the decision a little more cloudy.
I had to learn that not just any black and white paper would hold paint.
I studied texture, and darkroom printing techniques.
Jilda researched paint, color, and contrast to make those old photographs.
I'm not sure someone who has never done a tinted photo the old way could fully appreciate this new technology.