Tweet of the Week Featuring @thinkTANKphoto
Most photographers work strictly using digital cameras these days. Think DSLRs, mirrorless, compacts, and even smartphones. But that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the geniusness of analog cameras.
Some of the greats shot with film. Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, and Annie Leibovitz are just a few that we can think of off the top of our heads.
Let’s not forget, analog cameras pushed photography to where it is today! If photographers hadn’t picked up film cameras and created breathtaking images, photography wouldn’t be what it is today.
So take a moment to appreciate this bit of news @thinkTANKphoto shared on Twitter this week…
Camera Rescue launched in 2018 with the mission of preserving analog cameras for future generations. The organization finds used film photography gear and puts it… https://t.co/90t5uDaqEi— think TANK Photo (@thinkTANKphoto) February 19, 2019
How cool is that? Camera Rescue is saving old-school cameras so future generations/potential photographers can use and experience part of photography history!
Here are 3 reasons we still LOVE film photography:
- Analog cameras slow photographers down. and force them to think more about framing because of the limited number of shots that can be captured.
- The fun textures film can create help provide a different look.
- There’s something fun about physically making your images in the darkroom. The tactile experience is something digital photographers don’t to experience as much, especially with fewer photographers printing out their images.
So save a camera! Or maybe just try your hand at film photography for the sake of nostalgia.
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