People ask me all the time if I’ve switched to shooting only digital. I always say that I’m shooting a lot of digital, but there is still something about film I love. If I have a good thing going on a shoot, I make sure to capture a bit of it using one of my beloved film cameras. There’s something about how light hits the film that is different than light hitting an electronic chip.
One of my oldest cameras is a Kodak Stereo Camera from the late 1950s. When Frances and I were shooting the Black Pond Series last summer with my Canon 5D digital camera, I could tell we were making some great photographs and I decided to shoot a roll with the stereo camera. What you see here is one of the resulting pair of images.
In order to see the 3D image, it takes a little practice. Stare at the pair of images, cross your eyes until you see three images and concentrate on the middle one. Don’t do it for too long or you’ll get a headache. But if you do it right, Frances will look like she’s crawling out of the pond at you!
I love how current technology has changed how I create images, but I’ve never give up creating on film either. I like keeping one foot in the present and one foot in the rich past of creating photographs.
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