Today, my friend Gloria Baker Feinstein wrote in her blog about her concerns of using a digital camera. It is a very thoughtful blog entry from a thoughtful and observant photographer who is betwix and between film and digital capture. I quote a small piece of the entry so I hope that you will go read it for yourself.
I just hope we digital shooters don't forget that we still have to do the thinking, yes, even though cameras these days claim to do it all themselves. Patience, thoughtfulness, a keen sense of observation, and oh, yes, heart... I don't think even the most mega-pixeled camera on the market today can offer any of these features.
She is so right. Just because we change from film cameras to digital cameras, if we leave behind patience, thoughtfulness, a keen sense of observation and heart, we will have left behind the making of our own images.