You often hear people say that you must "get it right" at capture in photography.
I like to know what do people who hear such things understand by that phrase.
I can think of a few possible meanings:
1. Preset all the necessary settings on your camera, including Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening, etc, so that it is right when you see it on your preview screen or on your PC, or even directly print it out to a printer, or send it to lab for film, ie no further processing, other than what goes on in your camera, be it by algorithms or by chemistry. (Capture in RAW is not counted here, as RAW files need processing even to see it on your screen. That you used preset or default settings on your RAW processor is also not counted as that is not how RAW is to be processed, ie if you do so you might as well shoot JPEG or TIFF and save, what to you will be an additional unnecessary step of RAW "conversion".) And the skill of getting it right tantamounts to knowing what settings for what situation, and that is what photography is all about.
2. Get composition right, meaning to create a picture as it is photographically possible and captured by means of one or more of the following essential elements: Focus, DOF, Placement within frame, Exposure (enough light where it matters), Shutter speed (eg blur or frozen). Whether it is film or digital is immaterial here. Also WB or ISO can be off, but they dont matter.
3. Maximal data capture, so that you have maximal flexibility in manipulating them afterwards, according to your means to manipulate the, be in in film or digital. So you capture at as high a resolution as possible, and shoot RAW in digital, and ensure no blowout highlights or deep shadows, using a filter to tamper the light to within your camera's dynamic range and so on. Of course to manipulate in film you need access or have a darkroom and all sort of chemicals and so on. For digital you just need to know how to use Photoshop.
4. Or something else altogether. If so please elaborate.