Today I went to the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London. I hope to cover it in more detail in a later blogpost, but for now I shall list my initial impressions:
And while you're at it, check out the previous video here:
More Coarse Camerawork videos are in the works, and will be posted soon.
Adorama recently published a blog post titled 5 Reasons Why I Am Never Going Back to Film Photography which has caused quite a stir in the film photography world. This post has really opened my eyes and has gotten me thinking about just how useless film photography is. So I've decided to throw my hat into the ring as well and bring up a few additional reasons why film photography should finally go away for good.
Here are four reasons why film photography is just outright stupid.
1. Dead People Have Probably Used The Gear
Very few companies are manufacturing new film cameras in this day and age. I know I have only once bought a new-in-box film camera, and that was way back around 2003. With so much of our gear being sixty or more years old and purchased used, it is very likely someone who is now dead was a previous owner.
This fact opens up all sorts of doors to hauntings that makes me somewhat scared to use film cameras. Who knows what kind of evil plan the previous owner is waiting to spring on me while out in the field while using their camera? Did you know even know that the "keh" in keh.com originally stood for "Keep `em Haunted"?
Buying the latest and greatest DSLR or mirrorless camera brand new every two years sure does ease my mind over not being haunted by some long passed photographer.
Film: 0. Digital: 1
Read the other reasons here:
Paul S. Jenkins
Paul is a writer, photographer, and erstwhile podcaster