The art of manual photography: Beauty in imperfection
These days it seems difficult to take a picture that doesn’t look good.Â You simply point and you shoot — and in less than a second, out comes a perfectly exposed image.Â Indeed, with digital equipment, one might think that photography is an easy art to master.
However, it wasn’t always like this.
Not too long ago, the act of taking a picture entailed as much guesswork and technical know-how as it required artistry. And it was a lot more fun — just ask a growing number of retro photography enthusiasts who shun the latest black boxes in exchange for old-school film cameras.
Call it a â€œback-to-basicsâ€ approach to shooting that often results in unique imagery that blazes with personality, if not technology.
Read on and see a selection of images taken by a handful of local alternative photographers.