Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The State of (My) Art



Post-Script: The use of film itself, especially lab-processed color film, is an additional adjustment yet to be completed. For one, there's the matter of being limited to but 36 exposures, which gives one pause to consider the value of any potential image prior to pressing the shutter button.

Then there's the matter of the time delay involved between the emotion-laden moment of compositional discovery and seeing the finished prints in hand, perhaps weeks later, separate from one's initial anticipation. A film-based image, in order to be successful, has to stand up on its own merit much more so than with the immediacy of electronic image capture and its attribute of instantaneous review.

Lastly, there's the financial cost of film processing, especially if desiring lab scans and prints. For simple processing only, where I would scan at home whatever image I might deem worthy, the cost is actually rather modest.

Photo via Minolta X700, typecast via SCM Galaxy 12.


Blogger Bill M said...

To me there is nothing like the feel of a fully mechanical SLR.

7:51 PM  

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