Happy â€œFourth of Julyâ€ Everybody!
I want to wish all my readers (well, at least the US-based ones) Happy Independence Day.
Iâ€™m taking today off to spend some time with my family, and I hope youâ€™re able to do the same. Have a great day and weâ€™ll see you here tomorrow for “Free Stuff” Thursday.
Just in case: here’s what â€˜Independence Dayâ€™ Really Means to Us
Today is a national holiday celebrating our countryâ€™s independence from traditional film. No longer will we press the shutter button thinking, â€œWell, that just cost me 22Â¢â€ or â€œWell, thatâ€™s 36â€”time to pop in another roll.â€ or that phrase heard so often on vacation, â€œI need to stop and buy some film.â€
Should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: No longer will we wait hours, or days, to see our prints only to find out that someone was blinking or the flash didnâ€™t fire. No longer will we go quitely into the night, to drop off our film in an overnight drop box. Weâ€™re going to live on to shoot for free another dayâ€”free from the tyranny of film chemicals and safe lights; changing bags and temperature regulators; cotton gloves and Print tongs. No today as we gather together to fill our 16 and 32-gig cards with wild abandon we celebrate our real Independence Day! (â€“insert wild cheers here).