View Full Version : My 1st shoot leaving digital at home!

10-30-2012, 02:22 PM
Hi all

Just thought Iíd mention that yesterday was the first portrait shoot i have done were i did not take my digital camera. Rather than film playing second fiddle i felt confident enough to just shoot film. I think using a medium format film camera is improving my photography. Itís only when i did this shoot that i realised how detached and disempowered i feel when using my digital camera. Itís like a level of intimacy and attention between my subject and myself had been stripped out and i just canít feel it properly.

Im not saying that film is better, its more that it brings out the best in me.

10-30-2012, 03:39 PM
It is fun.

10-30-2012, 04:30 PM
And what a wonderful portrait!

10-31-2012, 11:44 AM
Thanks guys. If is great fun sometimes it is like it owns me. That sounds mental right?

Anyway I am not 100% happy with that shot (which was the best one) so will try and better it tomorrow.

11-01-2012, 05:38 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8145873274_a4e0f5074c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31286367@N06/8145873274/)
Natalia on Tx400 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31286367@N06/8145873274/) by The Paul Reid (http://www.flickr.com/people/31286367@N06/), on Flickr

11-02-2012, 05:47 AM
How brave of you.

11-02-2012, 05:54 AM
Stick with it, you are on a roll (Pun?)

11-04-2012, 01:16 PM
Thanks all, just need to keep improving now! I am happy with the last shot, but is is boring and a bit nothing-y. Will see if I can better this tomorrow with my wife....?!

Sirius Glass
11-04-2012, 06:15 PM
You are doing quite well. Keep using film and you will find a better use for digital cameras. I am told that they make excellent door stops, book ends and paper weights.

11-04-2012, 06:49 PM
Im not saying that film is better, its more that it brings out the best in me.

Then, for you, film IS better.

11-04-2012, 06:49 PM
Great work.
Enjoy films!

11-06-2012, 11:54 AM
nice results! something does bring out quality results - you say film, okay... i say, stick with it! good portraits!