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    Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
    I'd be done. I hate the digital process. I've been making my living staring at a monitor and wrapping my fingers around a mouse for 30 years and rarely touch a computer during evenings or weekends. If film went I'd dig in the garden or go to the gym.
    That's my case too. I don't mind other people doing digital photography, it's just that I cannot bring myself to love digital photography/imaging. It's just not in me. Bores me to tears.
    And, I spend 40 hours pretty much in front of a computer screen anyway. It's difficult enough to even watch TV once I'm not at work - why should I want to go home and continue staring at a freaking screen? No thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    And, I spend 40 hours pretty much in front of a computer screen anyway.

    Welcome to my world. As a 911/Police dispatcher, for 40 hours a week I sit in front of SIX monitors, THREE computers, THREE keyboards, and FOUR mice.

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    I'm sort of surprised how much the "busman's holiday" is a factor in people liking/disliking digital.

    To me the computer is just a means to an end, but I do understand the overdosing aspect.

    Personally I hated darkroom work. Locked in the dark for hours on end......But then, I kinda like my wife.

    I was never happier when I finally sold the trays, enlargers etc etc and could work in the light, watch TV, look at porn, surf the web, write rude comments, look at porn, talk on the phone etc.

    To say nothing about the ease of retouching.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    What did the glazier do when he ran out of glass? He drank from the bottle.

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    If all film disappeared from commercial production I would make my own. I would also spend time going through 35 years worth of negatives that I have ignored because I tend to be more interested in the latest negatives.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertNate View Post
    Are you kidding me, Original Poster?
    If both Kodak and Fuji stopped making photographic film, there would be a lot of money for companies like Ilford, Efke, etc. to produce film at higher prices.
    I believe Ilford, Efke, etc. are the "others" the OP mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
    I'm sort of surprised how much the "busman's holiday" is a factor in people liking/disliking digital.

    To me the computer is just a means to an end, but I do understand the overdosing aspect.

    Personally I hated darkroom work. Locked in the dark for hours on end......But then, I kinda like my wife.

    I was never happier when I finally sold the trays, enlargers etc etc and could work in the light, watch TV, look at porn, surf the web, write rude comments, look at porn, talk on the phone etc.

    To say nothing about the ease of retouching.
    I like your wife too (I'm sure), but not like you do (I think). So I'll keep the trays, please...

    I understand your photography is of the professional kind, so I can understand the relief from having to go into the darkroom, as opposed to me being an amateur, only going into the darkroom when I choose to, because I want to. Huge difference.
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    I'd give it up and go back to painting/drawing. As much as I'd like to say all that matters is the image and the process is merely a means to an end, I'd be full of sh1t. I enjoy the process too much. Of course the seeing is most important, but I love working with the materials too. There is a tactile quality to the whole thing beyond the science of it. Too much of the enjoyment would be gone if I had to process my pictures with a computer. Not to mention the learning curve. I've worked very hard to develop my darkroom skills. I don't want to re-learn to print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    I'd give it up and go back to painting/drawing.
    It is possible to draw and make photographs. Not at the same time of course...

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    I certainly wouldn't (I use both technologies).

    Incidentally, I don't think that B&W film and chemical production will ever end, so my personal question is what would I do if colour film ceased to exist.

    I think is that, although I never practice black & white, if colour film disappeared I think I would finally begin dedicating my photographic time to B&W also. This is something that I should do in any case, sooner or later. And the same goes for my own printing, and for medium format. I would begin exploring all those regions of photography where I never ventured.
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