...no matter how hard I try to fit in, the world of Modern Technology is out to do me in.
I shot some film in Connecticut to go along with a story I'm writing. Yes, film. I love my digital happy-snap camera, and think it does a great job. But when I have to do serious photography, I fall back on more years of experience with film than I care to admit to having. When I fire the shutter, I have a damn good idea of what I'll see.
So I decided to play a little game with one of my geekier clients, who happens to be the one buying this particular story. I asked the processing lab to put the finished film on CDs, so I could submit them the "modern" way.
What I didn't take into account was the lab's use of some special "photo-viewer" software, as if everyone doesn't already have such programs on their computer. The problem is that their software grabs on to the images with the fiercest of electronic grips, not showing me any way to move them to my own files and, ultimately, to put the edited list of images on a disc for my client.
This pisses me off.
At least I'm better off than my friend D., who just returned from Italy where he lost several hundred images shot for clients on his digital camera, thanks to (a) a faulty memory card and (b) some other malfunction within the camera itself.
Me, at least I have the film.
But it still pisses me off.
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