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

by sesame on December 14, 2010

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 December 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    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. :)

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    isabel December 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    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.

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    Sarah December 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Now wouldn’t that be great – seriously hoping you’re going to do some workshops in Australia sometime soon!!!!! Pleeease ;)

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    Karolina December 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I, too, I would love to participate in these workshops, but unfortunately I can not.

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    Colibriphoto December 14, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    That is awsome!!! : )

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    Valentina December 15, 2010 at 3:53 am

    wow Rach!!! this is so great!!!!! ;)

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    PJ December 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    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.

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    Justin Hackworth December 28, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I’m really looking forward to meeting you at Alt.

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    sesame December 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Justin, I am really looking forward to meeting you as well. It is going to be a great trip!

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