Monday, March 21, 2016

Early Spring

I made this image back in 2007 in the first part of March.  I had just purchased my first digital DSLR camera and went out at sunrise in my neighborhood to try out the new camera.  I knew from the start that I wanted to continue photographing in my black and white style of photography, and was up for the challenge of attempting to make the switch from film.  While I continued to use film up until 2011, I forced myself to use the digital camera as a black and white camera much like my primary film camera I was accustom with.  The above image was skipped over and it was recently that I took a look at it and decided to work on it.  I find that with some images that they actually look more appealing years after the initial exposure was made, in this case nine years afterwards.
My analysis of film vs. digital is probably typical of anyone that has a long history with using film.  Certainly there are many things about film photography that I miss, but I also enjoy the simplified process of the digital medium.  The most important thing for me to remember, is to think and work as I did with film.  It certainly is an advantage for me with my style of photography to have most of my years working with film and the darkroom process.

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