Another analog photographer is gone
by, 08-20-2008 at 02:44 AM (3044 Views)
A photographer that I have worked with has dropped analog completely. I know that this is not news in any way, since everyone is going digital. Most of the photographers I know only have their analog cameras stading somewhere as a museum piece. What was special about this photographer was that he insisted on shooting analog for his clients. It was interesting to see his clients look at polaroids in this digital age. The reason he gives for stopping with shooting analog is that there is no more Polaroids around. We sat down and planned his new digital setup, and during this he realized that he would loose some of his earnings when going digital. He used to charge clients for every polaroid and sheet film and development and printing. With the new setup he could only charge for printing. His clients seemed to like that he was "old fashioned" and did not mind paying for all of those things. After talking it through we decided that he should still work more analog with his new digital setup. We setup a workflow that automatically prints a 10x15 cm postcard size picture of all pictures he takes. Kind of Polaroids in the digital age. He also decided that he would only shoot with his 4x5 Sinar camera. He said that his clients could relate to him taking his time with a camera that complicated. That way he could better charge client for the time he uses. I have seen him work with his 4x5 Sinar and he works as fast as many do with their Canon or Nikons. I am sure he will succed in being digitanalog or whatever it should be called.