Category Archives: rant

Length of a record

Records were a pain to use, could get scratched, wear out, and had pops and crackles.

The one thing a record has that mp3’s don’t is character, and not just tonality.  In order to listen to a record you have to do so with intention, carefully select which album and gently place the vinyl down.

And when those Twenty two and a half minutes are done what you have is silence.  You have heard the creation as intended.

Seems like the endless stream of music we have today does not lend itself to a greater contemplation of a single piece. We are constantly being fed the next new piece.

The other advantage of the limited length of the record is that the artist must carefully select what goes into the work.

analog camera

I am on the list to borrow a canon elan 7e (if I recall) film camera.  I’ll likely mount my 50mm f/1.8 to this body and use only that.  The temptation to use the 28-135 IS will be there, of course.

What I am not sure about is, how will this help my photography.  The workflow will be, shoot, get film processsed somewhere, scan them in with some undetermined scanner, head to photoshop.  Currently with digital it is shoot, download, head to photoshop.

So the question is, what will be my take away from this experience…..