“In any case, people think far too much about techniques and not enough about seeing.” -hcb

Nice read. Thanks for sharing. I agree that using film teaches more discipline. If you grew up using film, chances are you are more mindful using digital.

“Only in film is a physical substance actually created.” This is a little tricky. Yes, you can touch a negative. But it isn’t very useful until it becomes printed or scanned. Yes, you can’t physically touch electornic bits of image data. But a digital sensor does capture and record something ‘physical’.

“where memory cards can store almost and infinite amount of photos” Not if the digital photographer mindfully chooses a 8GB SD card and shoots RAW. Then it’s very similar to shooting film. The main difference for me is the instant gratification as opposed to a delayed gratification.

I feel, as Henri Cartier-Bresson said, in general we don’t think enough about seeing. Regardless of the tool that is used.

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