|Hi, this is my first post here. I'm just getting into digital photography. Years ago I spent hours in a damp, darkroom with the smells of developing chemicals while I turned undeveloped film into negatives and then into prints, hanging the wet prints on a line to dry. So much more work than downloading and hitting a key stroke to have your printer put out a photo. I use to just love putting a blank white piece of photographic paper into a tray of chemicals and watch as an image magically appears. I use to love doing that more than actually taking the picture which I love doing too. Back then you'd have to play with dials and knobs on your camera, focus the image and compose it and then finally take the picture. How much more work that was than pointing an auto-focus DSLR and pressing the button to snap the shot.
Film would be a waste of time for your degree, but I'd bet you'd get just as much enjoyment out of it as I did. I guess film is to digital as typewriters are to word processors. I remember waay back when doing a report for class on a typewriter, no spell check or grammar check, if after you finished typing a whole page you went back to proof read it and there was a mistake, you typed the whole thing over again. Same with film, you mess up a great shot, that's it. Digital photography you can redo everything by using a good software program.
Digital is just too easy for me. Oh sure you have to know how to program your camera and know how to use your photo software, but it's just not the same.
Oh and yes the sound from my record collection kicks CD's butt with a good turntable.
I'm glad I found this forum, I think I'm going to like it!
Digital may be the new fab in photography, I suppose we'll see if it stand the test of time, Ansel Adams has been around for a heck of a long time.
Message edited by author 2010-01-04 05:19:33.