Analogue thoughts and digital photos
The post of today is a small talk about analogue shooting, and some new digital photos at the end.
I grew up shooting film. Rolls and rolls. Before I started to buy my own, I was usually allowed about a roll of 36 each 2-4rd month or so. I didn’t really shoot more than that anyhow. Once I went from documenting, to truly starting photographing and learning how it worked at around age 12 or so, I bought my own film. It was first about age 13-14 that I really went into photography with the purchase of my first on SLR (a Minolta Maxxum), and so I usually shot about 1-2 rolls per month during my most extensive period of analogue the years to come. At the same time I was looking into digital photography (briefly talked about this in my Revisiting the HP M627-post) and a couple of years later moved on to DSLR completely.
Well, I continued to shoot film, just not as frequent.
But everything goes in cycles, and right now I’m shooting a bit more analogue than before due to the Cosina CT-1A I got myself for last Christmas, parallel to exploring my new D300. There’s something about the feeling and pacing with an analogue camera that tends to fuel my creativity. An old cliche is that a negative is “worth” more than a digital file. I’m not so sure about that, the most important thing is to capture the picture. But I can agree that shooting film comes with a special kind of worth.
Not just anything or anyone is worthy of the work that in 2016 is being captured on a roll of film. It’s a matter of moments. But that is truly just a matter of perspective.
Story time is over, here’s some new (digital) photos from the last couple of days: