People may remember my decision some time ago to use only slide film in the future to get the wonderful colours and tones of colour while still having very high-quality photos that don’t need to be scanned for editing. Although slide film is expensive, I could keep costs down by thinking more carefully before pressing the shutter release button.
This was put in danger a few weeks ago when I thought that I might not have a job next year. I immediately went into Savings Mode and stopped buying luxuries like film and restaurant meals. So, for the past few weeks, I’ve been doing all my photography on a digital camera. Not exactly what I wanted but it’s better than not doing photography at all.
Luckily, a few days ago I was reassured that my job is stable and I don’t have to worry about getting axed. This morning I sent off a few rolls of film for development and scanning. While I’m waiting for those, I thought I would post a few of the digital photos I made during the past few weeks. By a few, I mean several dozens. You might want to get up in the middle of this post and make a pot of tea.
I hope you enjoyed the pile of pixels. Digital is very convenient and I like the colours from the D810 but there is still a feeling I get from film that I don’t get from digital. I have a number of prints on my office wall and the digital photograph is my least favourite despite the content and composition being good. It’s difficult to understand technically because my mind doesn’t run that way. This morning I was thinking the difference is like reading a poem printed from a laser printer and reading the same poem handwritten by the author. Hmm, that’s still not it, really. I’ll probably never be able to express the feeling. I like film.