Capturing the Essence: The Resurgence of Analogue Photography

Analogue camera with strip of film in front of it.

In an age dominated by digital technology and instant gratification, the resurgence of analogue photography is nothing short of a delightful paradox. At Griffith College, this revival finds a welcoming home, where the timeless art of film photography is not only celebrated but also taught with passion and dedication. In this blog post, we explore the resurgence of analogue photography, its relevance and importance in today's world, and how Griffith College's courses cater to this enduring medium. 

The Resurgence of Analogue Photography  

In recent years, there has been a noticeable resurgence in analogue photography. Professionals and enthusiasts alike have rekindled their love for film cameras, driven by a desire for a more tactile and authentic photographic experience. The artistry of carefully composing a shot, anticipating how the film will develop and the pure magic of seeing your own physical prints develop in a darkroom have contributed to this renaissance. 

Analogue photography is more than just a nostalgic throwback; it offers a unique perspective and aesthetic that is difficult to replicate digitally. The imperfections and idiosyncrasies of film, from light leaks to grain, add to the admirable character of photographs, making each image an unequalled masterpiece. Finding yourself more curious about photography? Our Certificate in Photography provides a comprehensive introduction to photographic practices, exploring both analogue and digital photography, enhancing the students’ skills.  

The Relevance and Importance of Analogue Photography 

Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of digital photography, one might question the relevance of analogue photography. However, its importance cannot be overstated. Analogue photography fosters a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of photography, such as composition, exposure, and lighting. It encourages patience, precision, and an acute awareness of each shot. Griffith College recognizes the enduring value of analogue photography and offers courses that embrace this art form alongside digital techniques. The BA in Photographic Media prepares graduates for the dynamic world of commercial photography, leaving them with tangible assets, a professional portfolio, business plan and more

Furthermore, analogue photography allows for a genuine connection with the art form. Holding a physical print in your hands, witnessing the gradual emergence of an image in the darkroom, and even the tactile feel of a film camera all contribute to a profound connection between the photographer and their craft. 

In conclusion, analogue photography's resurgence is a testament to its enduring charm and artistic value. At Griffith College, this timeless medium is nurtured and celebrated, offering students the opportunity to master both analogue and digital techniques. Not to mention our photography courses have an enviable reputation in the Irish photographic industry with multiple award-winning students and graduates. Our courses not only equip students with the skills to excel in the competitive world of commercial photography but also foster a deep appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship of photography in its purest form.