They're probably too busy raising kids.
Originally Posted by David Lyga
I'm 26. I got my first camera probably when I was 7ish. Not really sure what it was, except I'm pretty sure it took 110 film. I was young enough that film was the only thing when I was a kid. I don't think my family got a digital camera until I was in late Middle School maybe. Thats is only because my father worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and had one for work.
I was always very interested in photography, but didn't seriously get into it until college. I'd hazard 20. The photography class that was part of my major was split half and half traditional B&W, and digital. I too my father's Nikon F2 Photomic out of retirement, and really fell in love with film, especially the darkroom. After that class, I no longer had access to a darkroom. I continued to shoot C-41 film through that camera, but largely shifted to digital. I've recently felt the urge to shoot film again, which is why I'm here. I'm now in the process of setting up a darkroom and have begun developing B&W film as well.
I mean the O.P needs reassurance that film has a future by the ages of the members who use it.
Originally Posted by pstake
You can't draw any conclusions from these results because they only represent a tiny proportion of the 59,000 members of the forum, these results would only be valid if all the members answered the question.
Originally Posted by batwister
Not if it's a representative sample. Otherwise all statistical sampling would fail.
Originally Posted by benjiboy
As it is, it's likely to be more real-world accurate than a 100% sample, because it polls only active members.
BTW, age 57. Damn, now I've gone and skewed it.
Last edited by lxdude; 08-13-2012 at 12:29 PM. Click to view previous post history.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
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Well, I don't skew it at all!
Originally Posted by lxdude
Shoot more film.
There are eight ways to put a slide into a projector tray. Seven of them are wrong.
Neither do I - 40. Have gone through a film-only intro into photography 24 years ago, onto digital only for about 10 years (2001-2011) to happily doing both.
I think the guys in their 30's are too busy raising kids and shaping their homes and careers around those needs. I would love to know what the gender representation in the different age groups is. It would be great to see +/- 50/50 in the younger categories. I get the feeling that the medium doesn't reach a certain part of the population, at least where I live (RSA).
I should add my .02c.
I'm 38 (yikes, where did the years go?) and bought my first 35mm SLR in 1992, age 17; for my high school photography class. I still have the camera (Pentax Spotmatic) and was out shooting with it yesterday.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats
I'm 57 years old, and have been taking pictures and processing film since about the time I was 10 years old. I'm still learning.
I'm 46 years old. But my daughter of 16 years old is also showing an interest in analogue photography (I'm so happy). She wants me to teach her this summer (YES!!!). I'm going to give her a Nikon F3 and F90x to try out with some prime lenses.
She shot her first roll last week with my Nikon FM3a with the 45 mm pancake lens. She liked it.
And maybe I'll get her even hooked on the darkroom as well ...
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