Going Old School – Introduction

Old SchoolWhat’s all the rage about going old school? Well, we’re living in the information age, the digital age, where “smart” tools are the rage, and everybody just got to have one… or two… or several in our lives, as a symbol of being achieved the status of a modern man… err… modern human. Living in the digital age is always a stress of catching up with the Jones’. It’s time to let go, relax a little, and go back to the old school way of life.

What has it got to do with photography, or even with digital imaging in
general? Well, it has got to do with the tools that we use to work with, and even the “toys” that we enjoy countless hours simply using… or even just as a means to show off to our peers.

As we take photos with our fully automated digital cameras, show off the photos that we took in our latest smart phones, braving through the notorious traffic jams in an automatic transmission car, I sometimes miss having lived through the good old days. That’s right, the days that requires one to master a certain skill before being able to operate a certain tool. That’s right, the old school days.

This article covers more than just photography and digital imaging. It covers my life in general. So over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my old habits that never really died, and some of my newly found skills and hobbies (if you can call it that) that turns the clock back many decades. Back to the time when life was much simpler than it is today.

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