From Digital to a Whole New World of Photography

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There are debates everywhere about what’s better, film or digital. This is just my opinion on the subject. I was a little iffy at first but when I later tried film, it was a whole new perspective.

Digital photography has always been something I loved from the start. I never thought about film photography until I looked at one of my friend’s film photos. The difference between the way they come out and all the things you can do with it is amazing! Double exposures, color splash, and just that awesome film texture.

I never imagined all the different things I could do with one camera! And without editing!

I have to admit at first I was very “ehhh” about the film world, being it more expensive and just a little risky but I warmed up to it very quickly! The way that the photos come out slightly grainy, it doesn’t look perfect but in the same way, such makes it perfect!

I love how the colors are more vivid, all the ways you can manipulate the film to make it come out with a twist, and how it’s so easy to make double exposures! It was clear that I no longer wanted to be digital!

Digital is nice when I am going places where I need to take loads of photos, but I always bring an extra film camera with me in case the perfect picture shows itself.

Film really pushed me to take creative risks that I probably would never dream of if I stayed with digital. Though I’m not the best photographer I did come out with a couple of good photos over the years. My first film camera was the Diana Mini, and I must say, it did take good pictures at first, but over time, my poor baby didn’t wind the film right, and has recently started to rip my film, break the brackets, and align the film wrong.

Now the Diana is going to retire and an LC-A is going to take her place. I’m very excited for that, but I will also miss that awesome camera that changed my look on photography.

The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+. This camera takes soft-focused, lo-fi images in 35mm and allows you to change between half-format and square shots with a flick of a switch. Get your own Diana Mini now!

The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!

written by reneefee on 2011-11-07 in #lifestyle #film #lomography #digital #first-time-photographer #diana-mini #analogue-lifestyle #broken-camera

3 Comments

  1. welland
    welland ·

    Enjoy the LCA

  2. emperornorton
    emperornorton ·

    Personally, I feel there are benefits and limits to doing both digital and film. Digital is great for situations where you have to take a lot of photos of a thing. Do that with film and you will run up great costs in a hurry. Film, however, allows you senses of texture that you cannot get with digital. When I look at apps like Retro Camera for the iPhone, I find the attempt to mimic film and plastic lenses laughable.

    One problem I see with digital is that it has added fuel to the wildfire belief that the aim of photography is a "perfect" image. With the rise of this belief -- spurred by Ansel Adams and the f64 movement -- we have seen the disparagement of any photo which is not perfectly in focus. I think there are wider possibilities in photography and we should reject any position which says there is only one kind of good picture.

  3. reneefee
    reneefee ·

    You are completely right! Which is why i love film. Its never "perfect"

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