Digital is quick, easy, instant, and cheap. The image quality is excellent and the versatility of digital equipment simply cannot be matched.
Personally, I prefer film. To me it really is more about the journey than the destination. I love the whole process. And in this fast paced world of instant gratification and instant disappointment, I find it very therapeutic to slow down and take my time to really enjoy the sunset, so to speak.
Ask the gardener which he prefers,
A couple of years ago, I needed to replace my digital Bridge camera and started shopping on the bay for something to use. I found a nice Kodak Z981 with a super zoom that fit my needs. The problem is I didn't stop there.
Next, I started shopping DSLRs, buying and fixing and trading up to an Olympus E-3 with 5 lenses and assorted filters, bags, tripods, timers, remotes and flash. While hunting for 'my ultimate camera' I started noticing how cheap 35mm's had become. A Canon AE-1
Just a checklist. Not a wishlist. Unless... But I just wanted to post my list here.
So. I will be having a 4x5 on the way. I also need to round up the following...
Have or will have
All darkroom gear for tray processing and enlarging including Beseler 57MT
Need to get
Longer lens (200-300 range)
Shutter release cable
Updated 12-04-2013 at 08:01 PM by Christopher Walrath
Well, I kind of departed suddenly. Without a trace. POOF!, one might say.
I'm sorry I disappeared. I know I don't need to apologize. But I was having a hard time after Faith died. As I mentioned in the last entry I sold all of my camera gear. Just felt the need to remove the 'obligation' I felt to use something I had when I wanted nothing to do with it. And I moved in a different direction, that being getting my family through a tough time.
Well, about mid-August
Here is a recent essay of mine in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, which I suppose might resonate with some here. The link is here.
June 3, 2012
A Technological Cloud Hangs Over Higher Education
By Keith A. Williams
I was there when it happened. And for the record: I did object. I was but a teaching assistant; the decision was not mine. The decision was to replace the pendulums and other demonstration gizmos in the undergraduate