Let's not forget that India has a population of roughly a billion. And movie pictures are more important there than here. They have mobile cinemas to entertain the people in the rustic areas... We on the other hand are couch potatoes who don't go out to the movies because there are 100 other entertainment options.
Originally Posted by Nick Zentena
If you're not taking your camera...there's no reason to travel. --APUG member bgilwee
Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
What has also been neglected is that proper disposal of CFL requires tens of millions of individuals to follow the correct protocol in disposing of the bulbs. A failure of a large % of this community to follow these protocols would more than eradicate the reduction in Hg by the electric power generating industry.
So, CFL affords opportunities to reduce Hg exposure but does not guarantee them.
Hey, my house resembles that remark.
Originally Posted by Roger Hicks
Or worse, because some small art-movie houses I know run some artsy movies with DVDs with their video projectors and charge as much. Yeah, they have excellent tastes for what they show to their audiences, but I can rent their "tastes" at a local retal video place I go to also...
Originally Posted by Petzi
Seriously, ten years ago, video projection was only an alternative method for the indie(not Indian, but indie)-filmmakers and film students with no budget and/or no method of showing their work otherwise, but not anymore, I guess.
By the way, does the Indian cinema still rely on the film today?
Or my question is, has there been any excellent non-film-based (I mean "digital" only) B&W movie made yet? I haven't watched many in the recent years, so I don't know the real trend. But if some people have already started proving it's just as good as the film-based type, we will probably lose the film soon or later.
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I don't now how many mercury thermostats were thrown in the dumpster over the preceding years before digital stats came along. The amounts of mercury contained in each thermostat were in the grams. At that time in the past I don't know if they used a containment system at the landfills.
Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
Originally Posted by firecracker
Ok, so I realize as analog photographers we are dependent on these companies to make our materials. What can we do to ensure that this industry lasts? I have been entirely devoted to Ilford papers since Simon is kind enough tocome on here from time to time and speak to us all. However, I still use Tri-X sheet film. There is no possible way that in the remotely near future that digital technology that matches large format film in resolution will become inexpensive enough. So Photo Engineer, how do we keep this stuff going?
If I had a solution, I guess I would be eligible for being called a prophet, but I have no solution and I'm not able to see the future. I'm not a prophet.
The only films that are currently being mass produced ... All other films are such low volume runners...
**** The meaning of “low volume” to Kodak and ilford or EFKE is veeeery different.
... Companies that do not produce color or motion picture films rely solely on production of their B&W film and paper. Market fluctuations or declines must be directly reflected in production schedules and prices.
**** I do not get what is a problem here
Environmentalists are after all chemical industries...
**** Polution from photography compare to car industry (emissions, oil change, …). We can rum for thousands of years still not reach one day pollution from cars and planes, garbage, plastic bags,…. And to you as chemical guy, can you imagine some chemicals mix after use to neutralize bad side of chemicals or to minimize the same.
Fewer and fewer young people are going into chemistry ...
**** This era is time of fashion, and will fade away for sure. Quick come, quick go. You probably target digital for younge people. Man, I use digital stuff too but not as photography, but can you imagine that photography, digital imaging, drawings, and painting, … are very different things. Today photography manufacturers are hited by “advance” of digital imaging. However painters are also in even worst condition. But it is just for one single reason: consumerism, fashion. Digital imaging is a new medium and is looking for the space on account of other mediums (normal).
So, I believe that it is a race between how long film will be used ...
**** A photographer that many believed in, started to advertise digital medium so all his customers gone to digital guy for he did not have such service. This is what happened to Kodak and is happening to stupid Leica too.
… to create an all digital actor for a film, …
**** This can works in time as now is, time where people do not care is something good or bad, true or lie,… time of no difference, time of consumerism and carelessness, time of fashion. Can you imagine Caravaggio (painter) going to see digital Gable (remember his dager). But it was different time. I will never ever pay or loose time to see movie of fictious thinks, things that I know in advance all is just someones dream. Do you think that people never more, in future, will be able to use their own brain?
This pretty much summarizes all information that I've been able to gather ….
**** Photography is not is crisis by any means. You panic around huge profit, not about photography. The same is, even much more pronounced, in say automobile industry, shoes industry where no one any more buys leather shoes for $400 but rather $10-80.
**** Honestly I have no intention to stock my supply, and expect to see Nikon F7 (might be a little later, when dust come down).
Will be Kodak and Leica in business? Not something to loose time about, because I do not like stupid people. Will their demise (if happen) influence photography? Not at ALL. With time anyone gets what he deserves.
If Kodak and Leica see competitions in digital imaging what they did to advertise their products, at least as digital manufacturers does with their products. How you see connection between cell phone, downloading, and photography.
If photographers see danger to their profession in digital imaging what they did to advertise their work and advantages. Not close as digital manufacturers. They sleep and dream about of future of their profession and just panic around for no reason. Photography, with its uniqueness, will itself resist all that sh*** around. But many will pay on the way. Some more some less.
For all other: I am B&W photographer, the same as from my first connection with photography was, and these days I am more busy with "film" photography that ever before, and all of my customers have digital cameras, some of them $10000 value.
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