I spent the better part of this afternoon hunting for some of my old prints. I wish I'd been more careful with them, but I didn't know how precious they would be to me down the road. I majored in fine art photography for 3 years in college and I wish I knew exactly how amazing that was while I was living it.
|Taken with a Sinar 4x5 view camera- Polaroid 4 Film|
(that's my finger print on the left side of the right print.. oops)
|35mm Canon Rebel - Kodak High Speed Infared Film|
|35mm Canon Rebel- not sure on the film, could be infared|
|35mm Canon Rebel- Kodak T-Max 400 Film|
The first digital camera for consumer use made it to the market in the early 1990s. The MSRP was about $13,000.. so needless to say it wasn't widely used. Isn't it crazy how much has changed since then? I think I had my first experience with digital photography towards the end of my first year and there was still a lot of uncertainty over where digital was going.
Clearly digital photography made it, but it's sad that film photography has to pay the price. Most high school students that want to take a class in photography don't even get to use film at all. That's crazy to me. You can't cheat on a manual 35mm camera, you have to learn how to achieve the right exposure, when to use what f-stop and iso... and you can't fix anything in photoshop.
I love digital, but like I said.. I miss film.. and all of the challenges it presents. I miss having to work harder behind the camera to achieve amazing results.