Now am going to talk about the experience, because I believe that most what we do for pleasure is not only because of the result, but essentially because of the process.
Like sports, the joy of playing a sport is not only because of the score at the end of the game, but the game.
So it is not the destination only, but the path experience that matters. We want experience our abilities, our knowledge, our creativity and skills.
I used to enjoy a lot photographing with digital camera. Digital is how I started anyway. And when we are working with a tool, we are enjoying the manipulation of it, as well the characteristics of the too that allows ous to work, and influence the final result.
But after moving to film photography, the digital photography experience seemed not as joyful any more. Because digital is too fast and too... digital. The joy I have with film negative is the slow process and more experience from manual manipulation, skill and knowledge of the tool.
Second, analogue photography allows us to work with hard media, that is the film negative load and unload, developing and printing. The pleasure of manipulate the object of your creation with your hands. While digital is working with digital information, being manipulated through computers and buttons. It is a photography that don't actually exhibit until (and if) you print it (through a computer).
It means, unless I am photographing for something that demands the convenience of digital technology my serious stuff I do with analog photos, which is the 99% of what I photograph.
When I photograph with digital, no matter if I am shooting with a professional DSLR, on my hands it feels as a toy that don't create anything tangible to handle, but to transfer to a computer, to play with the convenience and the easiest way, like toys.
I don't mean that digital photography is inferior or childish. What I mean is that it is so easy, convenience and fast, that I don't feel actually working and enjoying the fullness of my skills and experiences.
The process appreciation and experience is important to me, and I believe it is also important for the result of what I do.