I have been doing photography for a very long time.  It is an art form that I have always had a passion for.  Being able to get the perfect shot and develop it in a way that can show the beauty of real life is something that I feel is superior to other types of art.  Of course, photography has come a long way as an art form since its early days.  Instead of using film, many photographers now use digital cameras.  While I find this to make the entire process a whole lot easier, I also feel that it takes a little bit out of the process as a whole.  There is nothing quite like being in a dark room and developing your photographs all on your own.  In fact, doing this is a great way to get certain effects that you might not be able to get with a digital camera.

Another method of photography that I really feel is underrated and does require a form of film is duratrans.  This is a method in which you actually create a transparent image that can be backed up by a light.  This is something that actually adds a whole lot to your images, and can really make them stand out compared to other ways of developing.  This is something that I have really been getting into recently, as I feel that it is a step above the more traditional methods of developing pictures.

I have been doing duratrans for a few months now, and I am still getting the hang of it.  The fact is that it takes a little bit more skill than you would normally need in order to develop pictures normally.  I am learning the process, however, and I am hoping that I will one day be confident enough in my abilities to put the pictures that I have taken on display with this method.  It really does make it a whole lot better as a display piece, which is something that I think any artist ought to strive for.


I do still use digital cameras occasionally, but developing film really is my first love, and that is why I like this new method as much as I do.