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    My 1st shoot leaving digital at home!

    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.
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    It is fun.
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    And what a wonderful portrait!

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    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.
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    Re-try!


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    How brave of you.
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    Stick with it, you are on a roll (Pun?)

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    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....?!
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    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.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10speeduk View Post
    Im not saying that film is better, its more that it brings out the best in me.
    Then, for you, film IS better.

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