Lately I’ve been going through the idea of change in photography and wondering whether this is good or bad.
I attended a workshop for Fujifilm and saw some of the latest X-series cameras. I’ve never photographed with a Fujifilm camera before but I always wanted to try. The moment I arrived and noticed that the camera bodies looked exactly like film camera bodies, my heart just exploded with love!
The first time I encountered photography was through film and that was one of the main reasons why I became a photographer. I just enjoyed developing the negatives, making test prints, creating the chemicals, just making work from scratch. Time flies by when you are in a darkroom and once you finished your final piece, you appreciated it more because you know how much time and work it took to get to that print. Once I graduated college, film photography materials were hard to come by. Unless you have your own personal darkroom, creating black and white photos was considered to a thing of the past and I didn’t want it to be that way.
I STILL don’t want it to be that way. I miss going to a darkroom and just creating images from scratch. Now with digital cameras showcasing all of the latest specs and quicker shutter speeds it easier for photographers to just take an image and send it off without editing. Which I will admit makes my job easy but I miss the days of film.
With all of the latest cameras and living in the digital photo age, is it okay to just forget about film? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? What do YOU think? I’d really like to know your thoughts on this!
Til next time,