Straight up | March 2, 2007

This place leaves no doubt as to what it is. More businesses should adopt this way of naming themselves.

I mentioned last post that I'm taking another look at digital which would lead this site to take on new meaning. There are lots of reasons why going digital is compelling, and I think that I've been waiting for digital to come of age. Many will argue that it happened a couple of years ago, but the new cameras out in the last few months are making me take notice. I've also been sucked in by the allure of Photoshop lately and I'm processing my film images to the point where they're not longer truly analogue.

I don't want to start another site and have a digital and film blog running concurrently. I think what I'm leaning towards is keeping the same selective shooting style as film -- I only shoot about a roll every 2 hours when I'm out -- and start applying it to digital. I'd also like to move to keep film shooting more pure; that means no processing, more monochrome, more use out of my Canon AE-1, and maybe growing into medium-format.

I haven't bought a DSLR yet but I'd love to hear any thoughts from both camps.


comment by Ash on March 5, 2007, 3:53 PM

I'm a Canon fan...absolutely love it....i've never got to shoot with a Nikon though so what do i know....seems to be case for most people....

you definitely gotta go digital though man....

comment by Ashish Sidapara on March 6, 2007, 10:47 AM

Never had a chance to shoot film, but i do love the natural grain high iso films produce, something you cannot achieve in digital. To go digital, its best to wait a while. Nikon just announced D40x today, maybe a few more surprises can be expected in the coming days.

comment by Damon Schreiber on March 8, 2007, 6:45 PM

This laundry looks familiar, maybe Kensington market area? I like the primary colours.

As to your digital dilemma, I never realised that your work here is mainly film - it almost doesn't matter these days, I'd say for the final result, though they each have their limitations. I'm looking to upgrade my (getting old) Canon G3, and the Pentax K10D is awfully tempting. I may well go that route once I've saved up enough coin. Realistically speaking, all the current dSLRs produce great images, but with the Pentax having built-in stabilisation and weather resistance, to me it looks better than most.

comment by 24by36 on March 9, 2007, 11:54 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

I've already got a Nikon film system going so if I buy a DSLR I'd be going for a D80 or D200. I might rent or borrow a body for a weekend to see if it's a good match for me.

Damon: Yes, this picture is in Kensington. I've been obsessed with that area lately. It's a huge difference from the culture-sterile area I live in.

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