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    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.

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    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.

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    Film is fun -- and welcome to APUG Snaggs!
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    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?

    Suggestions?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaggs View Post
    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.

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    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?).

    I'm glad you found the joy again. That's all that matters.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

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    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.

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    Welcome back to film and welcome to APUG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnk512 View Post
    GDS (Gear Dependency Syndrome)?
    DGA (Digital Gear Allergy?
    Suggestions?
    DFQ (Drive For Quality)

    EDIT: OK it might not sound very well...
    Fabrizio Ruggeri fine art photography site: http://fabrizio-ruggeri.artistwebsites.com
    Stock images at Imagebroker: http://www.imagebroker.com/#/search/ib_fbr

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnk512 View Post
    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?

    Suggestions?
    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.

    I would rather vote for something like:

    Look I Made It Without A Computer - LIMIWAC - It even rolls off the tongue nicely.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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