Back in August at BlogHer in NYC, I met Ryan from Pacing The Panic Room. Within 15 minutes of talking shop, I knew that we HAD to work together in the future. Ryan threw out an idea about putting together a panel on how we shoot…our film roots and how that makes us the digital photographers that we are today. I said “absolutely”, but was pretty sure the chance of it actually happening was slim to none. I did not get my hopes up, but I did start thinking about a few things. The major issue is that although I can be even more prolific these days, I think that digital has made me a worse photographer. Yep, I said worse. I have become a better photographer in many ways, but I am not sure that has anything much to do with the format and all to do with plain old time and practice. I feel like I am developing some bad habits shooting only with digital cameras and over the last year while writing my book with Peta, I have rediscovered the control and discipline I had when I shot film. I aim to get my photographs right in camera as if I had no other option, just like the film days. In fact, I have pulled my film cameras out of the gear closet and am set to start shooting with them again soon. Ryan seems to share a lot of those same thoughts on the medium and he is a darn fine photographer. And with that all said, I am so very excited to finally be able to announce that Ryan and I will be speaking at the Alt Design Summit in Salt Lake City in January!
Check out what Ryan has to say about it here!