Does shooting film change you as a photographer?

How often have you read or heard someone say that shooting film changed them as a photographer? As a former psychology (and sociology) student (back in the day 😛 ), I find this statement interesting, because at its core it says: “Doing something different made me change.” or “Walking in someone else’s shoes changed my view of … More Does shooting film change you as a photographer?

Camera Control Chaos

I often get asked by random people if I can tell them how to operate their camera. Since I often walk around with a honking big camera (or multiple cameras), I guess that makes them think that I am an expert in all cameras, but it doesn’t work that way. But first: some background Decades ago, when all … More Camera Control Chaos

Nothing Inherently Wrong With Spray-and-Pray Photography

I don’t know everything about everyone’s professions and hobbies, but I bet there are different terms you’ve heard for the same technique — one to praise it and one to put it down, but it is the same technique. When someone doesn’t like it, they call it one name, but when someone likes it, they … More Nothing Inherently Wrong With Spray-and-Pray Photography

Tilt or No-Tilt, Viewfinders and Spring Chickens

For many years, I was fine with 3″ viewfinders on the back of my point-and-shoot cameras including my Canon G15. But I’m no spring chicken anymore and I’m finding that what looked like the above, now looks like this (strike 1) That’s what happens to many people like me (over 40), but my optometrist doesn’t recommend … More Tilt or No-Tilt, Viewfinders and Spring Chickens