…That no film photographer wants to hear.
I showed this photo to someone yesterday (not sayin’ whom…) and the dialogue went a little something like this:
Person: “You took that with your PHONE?”
Me: “Yes. Why…Don’t you like it?”
Person: “Like it? It looks better than most of the film stuff you take with that other camera.”
Me: “You do realize, that is extremely hurtful to me…”
Fact is, it is a neat photo, and was certainly easy to achieve: I pointed my phone (which is always with me…) pressed some buttons, applied a filter, and boom. As I have previously mentioned, my iPhone 6+ is probably all the camera I’ll actually ever need; especially now that it has built-in IS.
However (while this picture will always be in my photo roll…) somehow it just wasn’t as gratifying. (If you’re here, I KNOW you KNOW what I’m talking about).
Maybe it’s a “pride” thing?
Am I missing nice images because I am too concerned with exposure, manual focus, composition, or development?
But the ones I do get, I feel much more of a sense of “achievement” and “ownership”. Maybe that’s the wrong philosophy for the type of images I am trying to capture these days?
Will I regret not having more?
(Don’t worry…I already know the answer).