Anyone still exclusively with regular film anymore?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by LadySycamore, May 19, 2004.

  1. LadySycamore

    Mike Kohary Guest

    Definitely a given. All digital is is a different means of storage. Rather
    than the image going to film, it goes to a digital storage device. That's
    it. Because of the nature of digital, it allows for several conveniences
    film can't provide, namely instant feedback and "virtual switchable film"
    (i.e. changing ISO on the fly). But the actual act of photography is almost
    precisely the same, requiring all the same skills, and no digital camera
    will ever change that, because the skill of photography is independent of
    the technology of the tool.

    Mike Kohary, Sep 8, 2004
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  2. LadySycamore

    Mike Kohary Guest

    I respect your position and agree that many people don't necessarily want to
    go there. But, technology marches on, and there's little any of us can do
    about it. :) FWIW, limitations like what you mention will gradually go
    away - that's part of technology marching on.
    I think advocacy like that is silly, so in that sense, I also don't get the
    hype. But I do think it's natural to get excited about emerging technology,
    and in the sense I definitely DO get the hype. Digital photography has the
    potential to allow us photographers freedoms that we never dreamed of. In
    many ways it already allows several freedoms we didn't have with film
    (instant feedback, switchable ISOs), and it's only going to get better and
    better. To me, that's exciting. :)

    Mike Kohary, Sep 8, 2004
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  3. LadySycamore

    Mike Kohary Guest

    It may be a tragedy in the nostalgic sense, but aside from that, try to see
    the good that can come out of this. I think that as the technology
    improves, becomes cheaper and becomes more accessible, many people who might
    never have thought of taking up photography will have a whole new world
    opened up to them. That's great for them, and it's great for us when a few
    of those people discover hidden talents they didn't know they had.

    Film will always have a place, but there's probably no "solution" of the
    kind you're thinking of to the fact that the digital takeover is practically
    inevitable. There's just too much gain in terms of economics and
    productivity that won't be ignored.

    Mike Kohary, Sep 8, 2004
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