AndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
I shoot aircraft on slides and have had thoughts about trying b/w.
I can use a b/w laboratory at work. I have to give it a try this summer.
For me digital photography can wait. With a slide I always have some
control of the original picture.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 660 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2317 times:
It would be silly to deny that film can still produce the goods, or that there is a particular pleasure/satisfaction in shooting film. However, for me at least, in practical terms, it is film that is dead.
After buying my first DSLR (ironically Gary being the person who finally convinced me it was worthwhile ), I kept an EOS 3 on standby for a full year ready for those situations I couldn't handle digitally ... never got used.
Frankly, I can't think of a situation where I would want to use film now, or anything which I can't shoot better digitally. Yes, I still have, and ocassionally use, a film scanner for my old negs/slides ... but everytime I do I can't help but think "if only I had a DSLR when I took this!"
With a slide I always have some control of the original picture
I'm afraid I just don't understand that statement - one of the big plusses for me with digital is TOTAL control over both the original image and any subsequent copies. In what respect do you have more control with a slide?
Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5550 posts, RR: 65 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2287 times:
There is no way I will go back to print film after digital but looking through the old stuff was fun and brought back a lot of memories of my visits to my local airport at the start of my interest on the subject.
Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5550 posts, RR: 65 Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
Like many airports, it's pretty interesting to view shots from the early days to see how much the landscape has changed.
I started shooting really in the early 80's and a visit to the 27R arrivals area at LHR was something else. No long stay car parks then, only grass fields with the landing lights in them
There were a lot more bare aluminium engines, I agree with that.
The stays on the roof terrace at LHR was great no matter what the weather was like. If it was cold I remember I stood in front of great big panels which produced some heat. That was cool if you know what I mean. Now the terrace is closed and looks as if it will no longer be opened. If you look back at images that showed the terrace, a magical place for the young aviation photographer/spotter.
Tonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 24 Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
After buying my first DSLR (ironically Gary being the person who finally convinced me it was worthwhile), I kept an EOS 3 on standby for a full year ready for those situations I couldn't handle digitally ... never got used.
I've had a similar experience, as I kept my F100 since I bought a D100 two years ago, for those special situations and as a backup. Result: three rolls in two years, two of them shot in one day (one for the An-225 and other for the An-22) and only to give spares to my friends. I sold it two weeks ago and I've bought a D70 as a backup (now using it more than the D100).
The problem is that none of my two digital SLR bodies or any upcoming model will be able to get a British TriStar, despite they are so clearly remembered in my mind
[Edited 2004-07-06 19:58:37]
There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'.