The Nature of a Medium

You know, I spend a whole lot of time on this blog talking about film. Developing an image this way or that, taming contrast, film stocks, speed settings, etc. etc. It's no secret, I do love working with film and I always will. 

But the truth of the matter is I do work with digital photography quite often and this shouldn't surprise anyone. I find it a little strange in fact. A lot of photographers will often walk up to me and say, "I wish I worked with film." Sometimes they will go so far as to express, "I'm not a real photographer like you because I shoot digital." My response to that is always quite simply, "Why!?" I mean lets think about it for a moment, do electric guitar players hang their heads in shame when in the presence of  the acoustic variety? No? Then why should digital photographers think any different?

I've never been a naysayer of digital photography. Making an image is making an image and the core of it will always be self expression. I don't care if you are publishing on instagram or hanging your images on a gallery wall. In an ideal world, if you love what you do, you should be seeking out the avenues that make you happy.  

Ok, that is my little rant for the day. Now get out there and make something. :-)