Quote Originally Posted by HeliLehtonen View Post
Hello everyone! I wasn't sure where to put this thread, so moderators may move it to another category!

I just wanted to check if someone around here wanted to answer some questions about analog photography for a project I'm doing in school? That would be cool. The answers will be treated anonymously.

Questions:
1. Age and gender 52
2. Do you shoot professionally (digital and/or analog)? What subjects do you shoot in that case? Not professionally in that it's not my main source of income, though I do sometimes sell to magazines.
3. When did you start shooting analogically, and when did you start photographing (if you started out with digital photography)? Analog - 1970 Don't shoot digital.
4. What equipment (camera) do you use? If you use multiple cameras, you can write down all of them and which one you use the most.
5. Do you develop your film yourself, and what technique do you use in that case? Develop B/W myself, not colour.
6. Why do you shoot analogically and what benefits do you think there is with analogue photography? Feel free to respond as fully as possible on this matter. For example, if you shoot analogically because of the appearance of the photos, please describe specifically what it is in the look that you like, etc. If there are many different reasons, please write down all. (This is the most important question) I shoot film because I like the medium, the process and the equipment. Just handling a Pentax Spotmatic or Leica IIIa gives me pleasure and if I get some good results, that's a bonus! I choose not to use digital because the techniques, equipment and computers generally don't interest me.
7. Are there any particular subjects that you think that analogue photography is particularly suitable for, respectively not suitable for? Suitable for nature, industry (my interest) landscapes. Less suitable for sport. IMHO digital photography is totally unsuitable for horticultural photography as I've yet to see an acceptably rendered green!
8. Will you continue to shoot analogically in the future? Yes, as long as I can obtain film and can afford to do so.

If you also shoot digitally:
9. Approximately how much of your photography do you estimate that you shoot analogically?
10. What is it that makes you not photograph only analogically?
11. Is there anything that could make you photograph analogically even more?

You can answer directly in the thread or post me a message, whatever works. Thanks in advance!
/Heli
Cheers,

Steve