Back to film and fun.

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by snaggs, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. snaggs

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    I never left, but I did get lazy and started shooting more digital on a DSLR, then really why bother with that the iPhone takes good photos. A year (and a half) goes by and I realised Ive not really been shooting much for 12months. 10 Nikon DSL's have been released since I bought mine, and I couldnt care less.

    Pick up the film camera again, shoot some E6, 70% are good shots, and no Nik photo processing required. Joy is back. I dont know why, but its just different, theres skill to learn. Time to think about a darkroom again.

    Life is an experience, and I dont want to spend it in front of a computer.

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    Couldn't agree more.
    Have been shooting mostly digital for 3 years and couldn't understand why I just wasn't as interested as I used to be. Started shooting some Tri-X again, with a few SLR's which I got either cheap or for nothing, and now I'm starting the first real project I've done in a long time. The drive is back.
     
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    Film is fun -- and welcome to APUG Snaggs!
     
  4. dnk512

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    I agree and I worry.
    Perhaps we are all sick. This may be genetic, it may be an allergy or it may be viral (it does keep coming and going and coming back again). I am not sure, but I think we need a name for it, or an acronym.

    GDS (Gear Dependency Syndrome)?
    DGA (Digital Gear Allergy?

    Suggestions?
     
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    No we are not 'sick' as you put it. I like to think that we recognise a craftsman's skill and appreciate something WE have created rather than depend upon the great God of Adobe!

    Yes I do have a digital SLR, a Nikon D300. But like you and I suspect a lot others too, there is just not enough in pointing and shooting then downloading the memory card where is the skill in that? Even a 10 yr old with little training can hold a camera steady and press the shutter button. Film is not only fun - it is great fun and a challenge too.
     
  6. Thomas Bertilsson

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    Welcome back! I peeked into your gallery and saw a black and white picture from 2007. Nice portrait of your son (and a very Swedish sounding last name - are you Swedish born?).

    I'm glad you found the joy again. That's all that matters.
     
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    I certainly did not mean to offend anyone.
    The 'sick' suggestion was in a humorous sense.
    My apologies. I am clearly not a good fit for this forum.
     
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    Welcome back to film and welcome to APUG!
     
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    DFQ (Drive For Quality)

    EDIT: OK it might not sound very well...
     
  10. Thomas Bertilsson

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    Perhaps it isn't so much about the gear, because you can have that in any type of photography. For me it's all about a process with steps that are tangible, where my hands are involved in every step of the process. That is fun to me, and I'm addicted.

    I would rather vote for something like:

    Look I Made It Without A Computer - LIMIWAC - It even rolls off the tongue nicely.
     
  11. Jenni

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    I feel the same way. I don't want to spend hours and hours in front of a computer screen, I want to use my hands and raw materials and create something! Welcome back!
     
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    Oh I like that I'm gong to use it as a twitter #tag!!!
     
  13. Ken Nadvornick

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    Ding! Ding! Ding!

    We have a winner!

    Ken
     
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    Ehrm.... Royalties, please?! :whistling:
     
  16. Jenni

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    I gave you credit :smile:
     
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    One could make a whole website like that. :smile:
     
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    At minimum I think Thomas should start the thread with the title.
     
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    You didn't offend anyone. Lighten up. Someone can say "nah, we're not sick" in response to what was clearly a joke without being offended.

    And welcome to APUG and back to film Snaggs.
     
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    Don't sweat it.
     
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    OP welcome back.

    LIMIWAC!! Haa....Thomas it even kinda sounds Swedish!

    dnk512 - Dont sweat it for sure
     
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    I'd only change it to something like: "I already spend most of my life in front of a computer, so I don't want my hobbies and pastimes there too!" I'm actually pretty much a Luddite outside of work. Refuse to carry a cell phone too.

    Just today I developed my first roll of film in just about 30 years. I was just staring at them and they look beautiful. My enlarger is in the closet and almost ready. I'm coming home too. I'm remembering just how magical it can be.
     
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    :smile::smile::smile:
     
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    Me too. If I leave the house I don't want to be contactable.


    Steve.
     
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    One of the things that got me back into film, was an old Polaroid SX-70. I'd never used one before, but I've been having a ball. The colours on the IMPOSSIBLE film are a bit weird, but the photos are so smooth and the antithesis of digital. No worries about megapixels or sharpening, just stick them on the fridge.

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    Anyone else been playing with Polaroid?

    Daniel.

    PS. Scanned on a photocopier, so don't get too picky!
     
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    I'm with you man, I like the peace and quiet of knowing that I don't have to be at the beck and call of some stupid piece of plastic.