Back to film and fun.
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.
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.
Film is fun -- and welcome to APUG Snaggs!
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?
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.
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?).
Originally Posted by snaggs
I'm glad you found the joy again. That's all that matters.
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.
Welcome back to film and welcome to APUG!
DFQ (Drive For Quality)
Originally Posted by dnk512
EDIT: OK it might not sound very well...
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.
Originally Posted by dnk512
I would rather vote for something like:
Look I Made It Without A Computer - LIMIWAC - It even rolls off the tongue nicely.