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Hans ter Horst

Hans ter Horst

So why do I prefer film above digital photography? The simple answer is that, being mainly interested in black and white, I think the results look better. I shot several years with different DSLRs with state of the art sensors, but didn’t appreciate the Photoshop/Lightroom processing of black and white images and somehow got very sloppy. I do think that I take more care composing and spend more time on thinking about the aperture and exposure when shooting film; whereas shooting in digital, I would just take several shots with different exposures and intended to junk the ones I didn’t like at home. But with all those shots, I somehow never ended up with that one shot that was special. Made me lazy and certainly not a better photographer, I think is what I want to say. Cover the screen at the back of your DSLR with some sticky tape is a recommendation that I can make to any digital shooter looking for better photos. No more chimping and you’ll be amazed by the difference. I really appreciate what some people are doing in colour but I never could reach those results. So going back to black and white film made me happy again although I do have a weakness for Velvia 50 slidefilm if I have to shoot in colour.