getting it right in your camera :: alt design summit panel

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!

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  • BriannEm - As i said over at the Panic Room, I’d love to attend, but a lack of funds can really get in the way. I’m hoping to really learn some awesome photography skills over the next year with my (not so surprise) Christmas present. 🙂December 14, 2010 – 12:23 pmReplyCancel

  • isabel - i can’t even tell you how much i wish i could attend that workshop. seriously, you and ryan are pretty much my two favorite photobloggers. so exciting that you get to work and “teach” together! ahhh.December 14, 2010 – 2:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Now wouldn’t that be great – seriously hoping you’re going to do some workshops in Australia sometime soon!!!!! Pleeease 😉December 14, 2010 – 3:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Karolina - I, too, I would love to participate in these workshops, but unfortunately I can not.December 14, 2010 – 3:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Colibriphoto - That is awsome!!! : )December 14, 2010 – 5:59 pmReplyCancel

  • Valentina - wow Rach!!! this is so great!!!!! 😉December 15, 2010 – 3:53 amReplyCancel

  • PJ - I’m with you. Bad habits.
    Will go check out your pal Ryan.
    I’ve had fun all summer trying different camera set ups that require more time and patience. I bring my little leica mp and my nikon to outdoor events and then hassy when I’m just exploring.December 26, 2010 – 4:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Justin Hackworth - I’m really looking forward to meeting you at Alt.December 28, 2010 – 5:03 pmReplyCancel

    • sesame - Justin, I am really looking forward to meeting you as well. It is going to be a great trip!December 28, 2010 – 7:28 pmReplyCancel