I’m happy to use whatever gets the work done the easiest and quickest way. Granted, ‘easy’ and ‘quick’ are relative terms. The idea of achieving results in a shorter time and with less effort has always appealed to me, a decisive factor in my early adoption of digital photography.
In 2001 I purchased my first digital camera, a secondhand Kodak DC220, a 2 (!) megapixel beast of a thing. My film cameras started to gather dust from that point on. Not only did digital photography offer instant images, something that I hadn’t experienced since shooting Polaroids in the 1970’s, it also allowed image manipulation without the need for a dark room. I was sold!
Nowadays I have a camera that has wifi and I can transfer my photos onto an iPad and edit my images on the go. This has made a big difference to my travel photography, as I carry my ‘dark room’ in my bag!
In this spirit, I am always happy to try new ways of working with photography and image-making. So this weekend I am exploring the latest instant digital print making method, which kind of takes me back to my early photoshop printmaking methods. I’ll be posting some images that have been made with the Prisma app. I should point out, that I am not a fan of heavy manipulated photos but I see this app as creative printmaking method rather than a photo editing tool.
Besides, it’s easy and quick!