04 Nov Failing in photography
I want to share the story and the text I’ve just posted on my Instagram.
The thought started when I was viewing one the analog photo I’ve shot this summer.
The question is: when was the last time you “failed” to take a picture? And failing, I talk about wrong exposure, misfocus, shake hand photo, and so on…
Florence, Street Life Series, 2018
Shot with Fujifilm GA645i with Fujifilm Velvia 100F film.
I’m talking about this ’cause now we’re all used about camera phones that basically they do all by themselves.
The complex algorithms can judge perfect exposure, balancing highlights
As I mentioned in some previous posts (and soon will be covered on this blog), this summer I was going back to shot some analog film. I bought a second-hand medium format camera, the Fujifilm GA645i and shot some rolls on the Fujifilm Velvia and Kodak Ektar 100.
With analog, you’ve to think twice if not three times. You can’t see the final picture you shot. Shooting film costs, cause cost the film itself, the developing, the scanning process and your time to correct and edit the pictures.
This is something I think we definitely lost with digital and especially with the smartphone photography.
Don’t get me wrong. You know I’m quite excited about smartphone photography (and all the reviews on my blog says so) since we can carry every day a great camera in our pocket, but at the same time we lost the precious of the moment in photography, the “work” to get out the photo and the surprise when you see it coming back to you from the Lab.
For instance, with this
I think this is the beauty and bad things about the unexpected that could happen in the world of analog photography.