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Thread: PJ using film?

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    Call me a dinosaur, but I still love the saying, "film at eleven". I think we all get there's a place for dig, but not for anything of importance at my house. Yes, even I use a digisnapper for on line gear sales, but that's all I use it for.
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    deadline

    I worked for a major news photography company that -- long before the Internet -- had the slogan "a deadline every minute" of the day and year.
    But not every photojournalism assignment is on a tight deadline. If a film camera does a better job -- go for it. Some mighty fine photojournalism has been done for weekly newspapers or magazines and they don't need digital. And for those on a budget, my Rolleiflex will take better quality images than any digital that costs less than $3,000. IMO.

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    Horses for courses and all that. I think they're right - the requirements and demands of Photojournalism are an ideal match for digital. If I had to shoot those assignments, as much as I love film, I wouldn't even think of shooting them on film.

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    See him load that film at 1:30?!?! Holy Moly, it took about 2 seconds.
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    I've only seen Bruce Guilden with a M6 or FM2n when he is 'flashing' street shots... 28mm with either.

    He does not have deadlines.

    He appears in London about twice a year.

    Slightly different topic while 'doorstepping' a demo in front of BBC in London, one of the hot news DSLR pro PJs who I meet ocassionally at demos, starts asking me film and darkroom questions.

    Eventually I ask why all the subtle film questions?

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    I need a wet print portfolio to demonstrate Im a real photographer and not a noob who has just borrowed a DSLR from my Uncle! That is the only way I get eg paid assignments...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
    See him load that film at 1:30?!?! Holy Moly, it took about 2 seconds.

    Whether or not you side with digital or film, seeing a true professional and master craftsmen load a camera like that is amazing. When I saw him load that, I thought "Well he DEFINITELY still has it." I think if more old school photographers did experiments like this, it would inspire more people to 'unplug' more often.

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    Im going to go practice that door flip he did. Very cool.

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    Yea when you flip it you gotta say

    'Beam me up Scotty.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
    See him load that film at 1:30?!?! Holy Moly, it took about 2 seconds.
    I'm completely humiliated just looking at that...

    How about the failed "chimp peek" at 5:35? Endearingly silly.

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