Cornucopia On Film
When It comes to shooting, I can never decide whether to go all film or add some digital to the mix. Although that is always the case, I find myself shooting both for the most part. That said, this shoot was a bit different in that I decided to leave my digital camera back home and go all film!
To be honest, I am almost afraid to admit it... but I believe that my digital camera gives me a sense of security. For those that have shot film, you know as well as I do, there is no chimping when it comes to film. That said, not being a slave to my LCD screen also felt good in that I was free to focus just on my subject and not on constantly checking my screen for results.
Now, don't get me wrong... I do have discipline when it comes to controlling that urge to look at my LCD screen after each shot. I am also not saying that one cannot fully interact with their subject when shooting digital. What I am saying is that we as humans-beings, always have that curiosity within us to constantly lean towards instant gratification. Not having a LCD screen, allowed me, at least for this shoot, to just be there in the moment. I would even go as far as to say it allowed me to put myself in automatic mode... to just shoot and go with my gut feeling.
Alright that is enough self examination for today. =) As far as what I learned from this shoot I would have to say is that I should not feel glued to one format but instead just be who I am with what ever camera I happen to be photographing with that day. My security should lie in myself and in my abilities as a photographer... not in my gear or in some tiny screen.