Wed 30-Mar-11 03:15 AM | edited Wed 30-Mar-11 03:15 AM by MstrBones
In the way of photographs. Least in the forums I frequent. Good scanners are cheap and can give very high quality images these days. Whats the deal?
I ask, because it makes people really think film is dead when they never seem images from film cameras.
I have people look at some of my black and white images and tell me, "Great conversion", not realizing it is processed from film, even when I mention the camera and the things like "Tmax 400" in my original post.
Wed 30-Mar-11 02:32 AM | edited Wed 30-Mar-11 02:33 AM by James23p
I posted some BW in the F100 forum and I am in the process of scanning my Kodachrome slides I shot last year. Plus I have seen several BW shots posted in various forums and more color shots in the F100 forum.
What I always like to say is lead by example and post some David I am sure some will follow and I know your fellow film Nikonians and some non film users will enjoy your film shots!
Wed 30-Mar-11 10:19 AM | edited Wed 30-Mar-11 10:20 AM by MstrBones
>What I always like to say is lead by example and post some David
I guess you are saying I should post more?
I post at least a couple film shots a week in either the PJ, PR &Street, B&W pic, Picture I took or Family and Pets forums. Which is why I know I virtually see no one else posting film shots.
And I completely agree about getting some work out there to be seen, btw, it keeps the medium in front of people.
I also post with my non-Nikon stuff in the Non-Nikon camera forum, (from my old Canon AE-1 program and my Yashica Mat 124), but it gets little visibility there. Posting in the F100 forum gets a tiny audience too.
I guess what I meant was "post for the digital masses!".
And I have a minor issue with that site. Sort of like I have some minor issues with the film forums here. Jim accentuated my issue in his first response to me - ie, he didn't think I was posting images, because he didn't see them in the film forums.
Film shooters have retired to little enclaves to talk exclusively about the medium, (sites like APUG and the film camera forums here). I don't much care for that, frankly, because a photographer is a photographer.
We all get so caught up in the gear, the film, the sensor. I am pretty much about the image, the composition, the light, the shadow, the geometry of the shot, the final print. Who knows, maybe I am the misfit.
I still shoot and will continue to shoot digital as well as film, and post each type of medium in the appropriate subject matter forum here.
I know there is a fairly active group of film shooters here, but they either are suffering from being oppressed by digital shooters, or are becoming "cork sniffers".
Seriously, else why do so few film shooters post amongst the photo subject matter forums here?
Your theories are welcome on this troubling topic.
Sat 02-Apr-11 01:15 PM | edited Sat 02-Apr-11 05:56 PM by ZoneV
Why don't you consider starting a new thread to alert the people you want to, in the cafe section where it is more visible, or move this to there. In the past, we've gotten a lot of response there.
One thing that's surprising is that there are still film people switching to digital. I started playing with digital in 1997 (fairly early) but I didn't have a digital SLR until 2005, and I thought that was late. But there are still film people in 2011 who want to change over to digital and not use film anymore.
Believe it or not, there are still articles geared toward trying to get people to switch to digital, such as this one published just yesterday: http://www.pixiq.com/article/top-10-reasons-why-digital-photography-is-superior-to-film . This is like ten years too late. I find it strange that at a time when most photographers accept that some will continue using film, there are still those who are just learning about or just starting to proclaim digital "superiority". These people need to get with the program. Digital is not something new this year.
"One thing that's surprising is that there are still film people switching to digital. I started playing with digital in 1997 (fairly early) but I didn't have a digital SLR until 2005, and I thought that was late. But there are still film people in 2011 who want to change over to digital and not use film anymore. "
You would think everyone would have already moved to digital already. I'll never completely switch. I've used digital for years,not a DSLR though,I had no plans to buy one until recently.Cost is a bigger factor.Only reason I decided to get DSLR was because I found a deal on one.
>Believe it or not, there are still articles geared toward trying to get people to switch to digital
Oh, I can believe it.
For me, both mediums are great, just somewhat different, (and in many ways, very much alike).
Film is somewhat harder for my lifestyle these days, since it takes more work after shooting the image to get a final print, but I enjoy the change back after having not shot film in any serious way for close to 6 years. In fact, I am starting a project that is going to be Tmax driven, ( ) and shot my first 8 rolls of that project this past weekend.