Why do you take analogue photos?


Well, for me its pretty simple. Digital photography entered the mainstream in such a fast way, that i was blown away. I’ve always loved photography and started with analogue film, i’m not that old (26), but being confronted with all of the megapixel stuff was a bit too much in the beginning and after a short while i got bored by all the digital photos, they were all perfect, the red is a beautiful stunning red, the green is a awesome grassy green and black is always black.

Credits: anarchy, dfred, tawan & lawypop

Well, it’s not so exciting but that’s my reason for shooting analogue again.

What do you think? Why do you prefer analogue over digital? Or do you use both and when do you chose digital

written by beanieboi on 2010-10-13


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Analogue images are better reproductions of my memories.

  2. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    I use digital for concert photography cause there I need much more output and its no time to swap the film during 3 songs ;)
    for everything else I'm an analouge girl. I simply love the surprising results :)

  3. mrosy
    mrosy ·

    I'm using my digital camera when I need pictures fast and perfect and for 'serious' occasions like presentations or stuff like that. But still analogue is my love and to me it's an artificial expression of what I see and what I would like to show. It's experimental, it's fun, it's exciting every time over and over again! =)

  4. enmi
    enmi ·

    I use both but analogue is new for me. I've been doing digital photography for a couple of years but yeah, for the same reasons you mention. Digital is always perfect and when it's not it's just ugly, not charming. Analogue photos feel warmer, more physical and special. No delete-button, happy accidents and spontaneous moments, that's what it's all about for me.

  5. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    My head is analogue I see that way in fact I see the greens and the grain and the wonderful blurs when I make my images...only analogue, digital has not been a good experience and even the formulaic way the iphone now creates pseudo analogue is becoming obvious and tedious.

  6. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    could you please mention whose images you used?! ;)

  7. slg
    slg ·

    Well the reason I turned to lomo photography was because I was bored with the images I was taking digitally. Shooting with a lomo camera and analogue was just a progression into something more artsy, and a whole lot more fun.

  8. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    I like to shoot both digital and analogue. Digital is great when you need to be exact and need the images ready instantly - sometimes it takes me months to develop a roll of film. Analogue is more artistic in a way. There's more unknown when you shoot film. And there's something about the look of real film that digital, while coming really close depending on the software/filters/app you use, just doesn't have.

  9. adrienne-is
    adrienne-is ·

    I use both. Digital is boring though. I use it when I have to or when I need to generate something fast and/or for work. Analogue allows me to be more free and creative. I feel as if I have super powers when holding a supersampler in my hand, aiming without thinking and then firing away. And much like some of the others above, I think it captures my memories better. I consider analogue one of the finer things in life. I like it with my wine and especially with my cheese. Cheers!

  10. beanieboi
    beanieboi ·

    @mrosy i used my digital for presentations before but i switch also too analogue and i always get feedback where people ask about my photos :)

    @mephisto19 sorry, is updated :)

    @slg nice, same for me :D

    @deepfried_goodness ok, i have the advantage that we have a inhouse development, i drop it downstairs and get them 2 days later, its not that cheap but its a perfect service :)

  11. kinkyasparagus
    kinkyasparagus ·

    i think our opinion is the same!