Technology is a funny thing. With the advent of digital photography, and the ever more portable and integrated technology, my photography has changed. I find myself taking more snapshots of life around me. It’s my photographic equivalent to doodling. It has allowed me to explore my photography in ways I probably wouldn’t have previously.
There is a difference between digital and analogue. This difference may seem nuanced, but they are two very different technologies. The look and feel of an image is affected by this.
I find myself adapting what I do with both technologies. Digital allows me to doodle freely and without worrying about whether I have enough film and the cost. Analogue allows me to ponder and take time to frame what I see. On the more subtle level, I find analogue captures my often textured shots in a more organic way.
While I am allowing the shift, and growth, in my photography to happen, I am enjoying and encouraging the snapshots – the doodles. Without them, my progress would be very different.