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    If there were no film...

    .... would you give up photography?


    If Fuji, and Kodak, and the others decided to stop making film because it was no longer profitable - and your hoarded stock in the chest freezer ran out.... would you give up photography completely? Or start buying megapixels?

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    Oh boy! It's Counterfactual Sunday!

    Photography isn't defined by--or limited to--film, sorry.

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    I would not give up photography!!!!

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    I would make it.

    EDIT: Actually, I would probably make glass plates rather than film. Like this: http://albumen.conservation-us.org/l...petschler.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Photography isn't defined by--or limited to--film, sorry.
    Of course not. If it was there wouldn't be the option suggested by the OP.


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    The truth is, I'm not sure what I'd do (although I don't think it will be an issue, in my lifetime). My brief forays into digital left me extremely unsatisfied. I got no "buzz" from the process. I like the hand-crafted, hands-on, nature of the traditional photographic processes.

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    Frankly, I would love to give up film. As soon as I can make digital negatives that will yield prints as good as my ones from film, I will.
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    Who are these "others" you speak of? You can be an other if you so choose, so your decision to go digital would be wholly voluntary. (Which, in point of fact, seems perfectly reasonable to me. I love my Powershot and my Pentax K5. But still...voluntary -- not imposed by outside forces.) It's high time to break 100 years of industry brainwashing. It comes down to the fire in your belly.

    All the photos on this page: http://www.thelightfarm.com/cgi-bin/...tent=24Apr2012 were made with film I made myself, and shot with a handheld roll film camera. Not hard. Not expensive. Any lack in the images is due to my lack as an artist, not with the materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Oh boy! It's Counterfactual Sunday!

    Photography isn't defined by--or limited to--film, sorry.



    Well of course it's counter factual - its a hypothetical question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwross View Post
    Who are these "others" you speak of?

    I meant 'others' as in other brands of film... Like Ilford, Efke, etc. etc.

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