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Re: What if we were still shooting slide film?
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2014, 04:15:42 PM »
Well I think if we were still shooting with film, selfies would be much more difficult. 0 ͜ʖ 0
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Re: What if we were still shooting slide film?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2014, 04:26:10 PM »
The iPhone would not easily slip into a pocket :)
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Re: What if we were still shooting slide film?
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2014, 07:56:57 PM »
I virtually never use burst mode.  I was used to timing my shots and looking for things like closed eyes.  Occasionally, I see someone close their eyes just as I shoot, so I quickly open the shutter a 2nd time.
 
Still, I do take a lot more digital photos than I did with film.  The cost of film was high.

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Re: What if we were still shooting slide film?
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2014, 01:24:08 PM »
I came into photography in the digital age, but I still shoot film just for fun. At the moment, the camera which stands on the top of my bookshelf, ready for action, is an old Nikkormat EL-2 with a 50mm and loaded with B&W film (admitedly, it is only Ilford XP2 super and not TRI-X, since it is easier and cheaper to have my shots C41 processed. Sadly, I don't have access to a darkroom).

I do find it makes me take more time to consider each frame I shoot, but there are also so many missed shots because I'm not that great at manually focusing on moving subjects or gauging exposure. At least there is a built-in meter to help me save a few images.

All this to say that I find a lot more pleasure with that old device than my DSLR just because of the challenge and of the expectation of developing that roll and finding some image I don't even remembered shooting...

As a learning tool for the technique, digital is great as it does not cost as much to see where you failed and it embeds the info on the shot parameters. However, for the composition and pictorial learning process, analog is great as it slows you down.
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Re: What if we were still shooting slide film?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2014, 10:43:03 PM »
My percentage of "keepers" may be smaller, but the number of keepers is much higher in the digital age.  Sometimes the photo you think is going to be great turns out to be a dud.  And sometimes the ones you think will be duds, turn out to be the keepers.  In the old days - when each pic cost money, a lot of those pics were never taken - now they are.

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