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Photography Discussion Group: Film, digital, and the creative process.

A friendly and informative discussion about the film and digital mediums of photography.

Every photographer has a preferred way in which they approach photography and everything from analog to digital, darkroom to lightroom, sunlight to strobe light can play a major role in the creative process. As photographers, we can get so immersed in what we prefer that we sometimes shut out all other creative possibilities from our minds. We believe that there are many ways for you to achieve your full creative potential and in doing so it is important to keep an open mind about all possibilities.

Digital photography has come a long way and has almost entirely captured the photography market, utilizing software in post processing it provides unlimited options for everyone. Film has a long legacy and is making a come back in creative circles and among fine artists. In addition, there are hybrid processes which adopt best of the film and digital worlds.

Discussion Topics:

  • What process do you currently use to make photographs?
  • What photographic processes (both film and digital) are available now
  • The pros and cons of film and digital
  • How the medium you choose can change, improve, and evolve your creative process
  • Resources for inspiration and education
  • What new process or processes would you like to use?


Join us in a friendly and informative discussion about the film and digital mediums of photography. We hope this discussion motivates you to discover new creative avenues in your photographic process!

- The Film Alliance

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  • Larry W.

    Great Topic. Both types of medium have their place and both are inspirational. Fascinating to hear from someone creating his own tintypes and someone shooting with a Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5 WWII vintage lens AND sharing the results. Only at A2 Shutterbugs can you have such a wide-ranging, interesting discussion!

    July 14, 2013

  • Ua C.

    Follow this link and you will find the resource list from our discussion:

    I'll also send out an email with this link just to be sure everyone gets it!

    July 13, 2013

  • Brian B.

    What is the best iPhone app to use to try time exposures?

    July 13, 2013

    • Ua C.

      The one I have on my iPhone is called "Slow Shutter Camera+" although I don't know how it compares to any other apps with similar features. I have the free version.

      July 13, 2013

  • Brian B.

    Excellent MeetUp! I learned a lot. The group is very welcoming and willing to share. Josh does a great job in moving the discussion along, and getting everyone engaged. I look forward to attending future events.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Karen N.

    Very interesting and usual! A good turnout and it was fun to hear ideas and different. perspectives of those attending.

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • Robert

    Excellent discussion

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • Terrilyn M.

    Sorry guys, I have auto issues. I won't be able to attend.

    July 12, 2013

  • John

    I might be able to make it.

    July 12, 2013

  • Brian B.

    I've been wanting to attend this groups MeetUps for quite a while, but there has always been scheduling conflicts. Looking forward to getting involved with, and learning from this great group.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Ua C.

    Look at all those wonderful people who are joining our discussion tomorrow! >

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Leiana

    Can make it now!!!

    2 · July 7, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Glad you can make it!

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • JACK C.

    Man... I would love to attend BUT the Rolling Sculpture Car Show is this same evening downtown A2...And that's great for some killer street photography!

    July 6, 2013

  • Daniela G.

    Hello, I am Daniela. Writing from Italy right now. Interested in group shooting and sharing comments and suggestions about our work.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Phyll

    Looking forward to discussing the creative process. I think it's all about love, don't you?

    June 17, 2013

  • Laurie B.

    I will be there.

    June 17, 2013

  • Karen N.

    I'm looking forward to this!

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this.

    June 17, 2013

  • Leiana

    Dropping off my son to camp :-(

    June 17, 2013

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