Lomography and photography

Time to shoot again! Nice light, nature waking up, every spring makes me going out with my cameras… Not that I don’t shoot regularly, but as I’m shooting partly with lomography’s lca and holga and they need a lot of light for good results, spring’s the time.

The digital vs analog photography war is most of the time really funny to me. Of course digital is user-friendly, easy to handle, cheaper to reveal because there’s no film process. But: I can tell the difference between a digital and an analog picture just by watching it a few seconds. I’ve made a blindtest and I had 10/10. Not that my eye is particularly good, but there’s a real difference. Digital still is cold to me and not yet at the top of what it could be. Analog is warm, organic and there’s this grain that you can’t find in any expensive digital camera. And I don’t feel like spending a whole lot of time behind my computer screen for post-production and analog imitating.

One day analog photography will just be history and then I’ll have to buy a digital camera… For now I think that digital photography still has to get better. When digital is really competing with analog, then maybe I’ll buy a digital cam… Though I love my Nikon F90, lca, holga (this amazing medium format cam made entirely of plastic) and so on.

Here’s a bunch of photographs I’ve taken on the highway a few weeks ago, around 6.30 pm…

One thought on “Lomography and photography

  1. Exactly !!! Grain !!! You cannot get this in digital except for its ugly cousin noise ! And I love the way the grain makes photos glow !
    I do like digital too but I do mainly shoot with film as I love the look of it.
    Oh one thing with Lomos, especially B&W, if you develop your own film try push processing it by a few minutes, it corrects the underexposue a bit in low light situations.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.