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We have waxed nostalgically over the years about the days of film. I was thinking about shooting 4x5 transparency film just the other day. Truthfully, I think if I was still shooting film I would have hung up the spurs a while back, it's just too demanding. Refrigerators, coolers with dry ice, light leaks, 1/2 stop dynamic ranges, overnight processing times, or waiting at the lab while they did me incessant favors and put my film in front of everyones because I was waiting for it. Not to mention interpreting crummy two dollar Polaroids and trying to base a real...Show more →
When I was a little guy, I had a night job helping my dad at wedding reception shoots. He'd trip the shutter on his Linhof, eject the hot bulb out of the flash into my hands, I'd hand him a fresh bulb, he'd reload the next film holder and away we'd go to the next shot. When I started actually shooting weddings for him, I used a Bronica SQ and carried a large bag of 220. Gratefully, I had a Metz flash with the large/heavy battery slung over my shoulder. Dad was using Hasselblads and a Pentax 6x7 system for his architectural, commercial, weddings and aerial work. Countless rolls of 220 passed through his hands. Dad even invested in his own color processing equipment in the early '70s and we'd spend many hours debating the accuracy of the magenta and cyan settings.
If I've got to put bread on the table today, digital all the way