All of us here on Lomography have our own opinions about digital photography and analogue photography. Most of us would agree that analogue is better (that’s what this site is all about right?). On the other hand, some people opt for digital photos.
Personally, I think that having a digital camera is completely fine. And using it daily is your own personal opinion. I think it’s good to have because there’s always going to be people out there that think that digital photos are; plain and simple, better than film. And that’s something hard to change because digital is: easier, faster, cheaper, blah, blah, blah, etc. And if you have a digital camera, say, on a trip, it’s good to have in case something happens to your film: you lose it, it gets exposed, you forget that the conveyor belt thingy damages the film, you lose your camera WITH the film in it? Then what? You lose all those precious memories and you won’t have anything to look back on. That’s why I’m planning to lug my digital SLR with me on my trip to London, in case of any mishaps.
One thing that I really don’t like are the odd looks that I get sometimes when I carry around my plastic cameras. It’s as if it’s disrespected because it’s not metal, $9,704 dollars, with a humongous lens. NOT cool….
On the other side of things, I think it’s really really wrong to upload digital photos on this site and say that they were taken with an analogue camera and LIE about it. That in itself is just wrong. But that is a whole different schpeal (shpeel? schpeel?shpeal? I dunnno…)
In any case, I’d argue that analogue is SO much better than digital. It’s a lot more fun taking photos, not knowing what’s going to happen, adding weird colors, multiple exposures, long exposures, possible light leaks, processing them on your own, deciding films, cameras, lenses, chemicals, maybe cross process (?), and then you get to wait and see your pieces of art come out of the lab and into your excited hands. There’s so much to it that just makes analogue photographer better than digital!
Analogue is a whole different world, how can anyone possibly resist???
written by natalieerachel on 2011-03-24