Going Analog

August 23rd, 2009
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A week ago, I discovered my old film SLR in the back of my closet. It’s been a whirlwind of shooting ever since.
There’s a softness in the edges and the hues in images on film that I find really interesting. I’m still learning about the effects and how to work with them. And of course the arcane nature of the whole enterprise appeals to my geekiness. I’ve been relearning film speeds and adjusting to manual focus.
As I’ve gotten into photography more over the last couple of years, I’ve avoided film for a number of reasons. High among them was that I ultimately like the instant gratification of digital.
I like the trial and error and still really feel that it’s easier to learn the right settings when you can see what you do right or wrong right away. That’s especially true compared to a medium that can take days to weeks to months or years to finally get developed.
I don’t see myself giving up digital. It’s just too useful and practical. So, in my own particular brand of obsession, I’ve taken to carrying around -both- my digital slr and my film slr. And the Holga that Tammi got me 2 years ago that I never got the film developed from until last week. After seeing the photos from the Holga, including the one above, I’m hooked on that too.
As usual, photos are posted on Flickr.
Further down the rabbit hole I go…

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