Something struck me today and I was wondering about it. Since this is the alternate thread, and lately it seems more and more that us film shooters are headed toward being an alternate form of photography, I decided to put it here. I might be the last person on this site to embrace digital cameras. It is, in my opinion, a far cry from being a film shooter, to being stuck in a rut. Like I used to say, I got no use for it, don't mean I won't use it. I do almost total digital editing once the negatives are finished. I don't use photoshop because I just haven't bothered to learn it. So does using a different kind of editing mean I'm stuck in a rut. I find this amusing. By the way I do own photoshop and the cd is around here somewhere. I just don't bother to learn it. Maybe that's what it means to be stuck in a rut. To choose to do things differently. I might not mean doing things the same just not doing them everyone else's way. I doubt that anyone on this foreum could possibly be here without using the modern technology to some degree. So here we are using a hundred year old technology to capure an image, then to one degree or another using bright shiny new technology to share it with others. I have to admit that even now my last wedding and next ones will be printed from digital files. It just makes sense. What doesn't make sense to me personally is to go to digital cameras. I love film period. I love film cameras. They are versitile and god knows right now I can afford to buy them and convert them to single purpose use. I have a camera now that is glued down so I can't accidentally knock the shutter speed off flash sync. I couldn't have afforded that back in the day. So what is the big deal? last wedding I had a cd made instead of prints. I copied the low res cd for the bride. She picked what she wanted I had prints made. If she had wanted a larger picture, I would have scanned that one negative for her. It turns out the 5x7 album suited her just fine. The prints were fine and everybody was happy. So I guess I'm asking where is the sin in a hybred system. I just don't see how starting with film is all that much different. Unless you just have to have a digital camera for cost effective issues. I don't, but my son in law does and I was the one who sent him that direction three years ago. I'm not just venting, I hope I'm providing another view of how to use the technology. By the way I am pretty far behind the times, but sometimes the olds ways still work equally well with a little tune up. Modern methods and models are springing up all the time. In my opinion it's like clothes you buy what suits you, not what your friend next door likes.