"There's no question in my mind that this is the golden age of photographic tools. As photographers rather than hobbyist we currently have equipment that enables us to produce images of higher quality than ever before.
Whereas in the past some scientists and engineers in Rochester, New York or Tokyo decided on the palette of our colour images and the tonal value distribution of our B&W photographs, today with silicon sensors instead of film, and the powerful raw software tools available, we are now the ones that determine the fundamental characteristics and look of our images. This is revolutionary, and still not well understood or appreciated by many who still are stuck with the notion of absolutes. Colour exists in our heads, it is not an absolute, and it therefore demands interpretation by our minds and hearts. This is what lies at the core of being a photographer today."
- Michael Reichman (Luminous Landscape)