Friday, May 02, 2003

You know, I star out all enthusiastic with my "Rah, Rah, Protest!" and "Our Government sucks!" and all that fun stuff and then I just fizzle out. I suck.

However, I'm always one for charming little obsessions, lasting or no. So, today I was wandering around photography sites to see if someone with as bad an eye as I can ever hope to take interesting photos. I'm still trying to use my Holga and found Digital Sucks, a fun site of Holga images. I do tend to agree that there are some serious issues with digital photography, but not the ones they site.

To me, the problem with digital photos, still or moving, is that it makes everyone think they can take picture/make movies. Now, I have no problem with people having hobbies, but not everyone is an artist. And NO amount of immediacy is going to improve someone's artistic sensibility. Sure you can improve your technique by seeing your mistakes instantly, but the ability to delete them, removing them from existance, just seems wrong.
And let's not even get in to the crap that happens when everyone is making movies.

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