Hi Heli, wecome to APUG. I'm glad you posted your survey and think it's great that you considered analog photography for your project. Good luck with it!
1. Age and gender
2. Do you shoot professionally (digital and/or analog)? What subjects do you shoot in that case?
3. When did you start shooting analogically, and when did you start photographing (if you started out with digital photography)?
Then digital from 2008
Then analog again from 2012
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.
Bronica ETRSi medium format (serious work)
Nikon D5000 (snapshots)
5. Do you develop your film yourself, and what technique do you use in that case?
B&W using Ilford ID-11 in a Paterson tank.
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.[/B] (This is the most important question)
Because I can get better B&W prints from film than from digital for same effort and cost. Better tonality and finer detail, without the colour cast you sometimes get when printing digital. And I can take full control over all aspects of the print myself, without having some bored kid or software algorithm crop or adjust the exposure or contrast to "improve it".
Because I work with computers all day and like to be able to take a break from them, and love using solidly built mechanical cameras.
Because analogue encourages me to take more time and make better photographs. It's just a state of mind.
Because I can buy "new" equipment from time to time without feeling too guilty about the cost.
7. Are there any particular subjects that you think that analogue photography is particularly suitable for, respectively not suitable for?
Analog is not great for high ISO and action. I mostly use analog for landscapes.
8. Will you continue to shoot analogically in the future?
Yes, although not necessarily exclusively.
If you also shoot digitally:
9. Approximately how much of your photography do you estimate that you shoot analogically?
About 10% of my photographs.
About 90% of my worthwhile photographs.
10. What is it that makes you not photograph only analogically?
Digital is more convenient for family pics that get emailed to relatives or when the end use is low resolution web display.
11. Is there anything that could make you photograph analogically even more?
More time and opportunity in beautiful places. Fewer distractions from work and family commitments.
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