Planeboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3511 times:
This one is just another clean, old fashioned film scan by Vasco. Rumour has it - he may be moving into the digital world sometime in the next year or so. Would love to see it. Inevitable - sooner or later the "dark digital" side will claim enough to declare superiority over film... Wait - what is that you say? Ah yes - I realize this... many of my friends do not like digital music - they still are in love with vinyl - and listening to their favorite tunes on old fashioned turn tables (record players).
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 731 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3366 times:
one of the old, full-manual film bodies like I have. That's "real" photography.
Having shot extensively on both old cameras (and I mean old - no built in light meters, nothin!) and the latest and greatest (D60), all I'll say is that I have more options and flexibility now than I ever had before. Sometimes I shoot full auto, sometimes full manual - usually something in between, depending on circumstances. I find I'm working more "with" the camera rather than "around" the camera, if you see what I mean.
I remember going to a lecture given by a noted commercial photographer who sold fine art images at huge prices. His gear was Hassleblad. When question time came round, someone asked if he had ever tried stretching his artistic development by using only a box brownie ... actually that's the gist of the question, the actual question was much more convoluted and full of long words. But the answer was succinct - "why the hell would I want to do that!?"
"Real" photography? Don't know what that is ... what I do is try and make pictures that look the way I intended when I pressed the shutter ... call it photography, digital imaging, whatever.
What I do know is that I have far more control over my pictures since I used a computer rather than a film lab to make my prints, and I also think my "picture taking" has further improved since I went digital - but I'll leave you to decide that for yourselves ... most of my pics have equipment details.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3298 times:
Tell tail signs:
Grain in the sky, this is sooooooo characteristic of a slide scan, digital grain looks alot different (it looks digital, surprisingly).
The shadow side of the aircraft is not 'clean'. There is grain caused by the darker areas of the shadows, which is also a characteristic in a slide and something you do not get with digital (no grain in shadow areas especially on high end digital cameras). Only digital fault is that everything will be distorted if it is a low end digi-cam, not just grainy.
Most of all, this pic is very contrasty, which would explain the 'digital' look.