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Digital Vs Film

Digital Vs Film

Written 10 years ago by Mark Evans

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Comments
Nic Nichols  10 years ago

Glad to hear there are more Film Photographers still out there! Keep shootin’

Mark  10 years ago

I think Film will eventually fade away just like the VHS Tape but much slower. You see a lot less 1 HR photo advertisement’s now… remember back in the mid 90’s all the 1 HR photos adds.

DAVID LAVERY  8 years ago

AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN IRELAND BUT WITH A FILM BACK GROUND. IT WAS THOUGHT BEFORE THAT B&W WOULD FADE AWAY WHEN COLOUR NEGATIVE CAME ON THE SCENE. WELL ITS AN ART FORM NOW. AND IN MY OPINION IMAGES SHOT WITH FILM WILL BECOME AN ART FORM FOR SOME. IT WILL BE LIKE AN ORIGINAL ART PIECE.
I LOVE THE CONCEPT OF DIGITAL BUT I JUST DONT THINK THE IDEA OF STITCHING CUTS IT WHEN COMPARED TO FULL CAPTURE. I DO THINK ONE DAY THAT SENSORS WILL BE LARGE ENOUGH TO EQUAL 6X17 FORMAT ETC. MAYBE AT THAT STAGE A TRUE COMPARISON WILL BE VISIBLE. CAN FORESEE MAYBE CURVED SENSORS TO EQUAL THE NOBLEX / WIDELUX CAMERAS ETC.

REGARDING FILM , I DO MISS THE ANTICIPATION OF PICKING UP YOUR FILM AT THE LAB AND HAVING A LOOK ON THE WHITE BOX BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE LAB, AND HAVING A CHAT WITH STAFF. NOW ITS HOME ALONE TO TRAWL THROUGH 2000 WEDDING IMAGES.
LONG LIVE FILM AND ALL ITS ARTISTS.

Rae Merrill  8 years ago

Enjoyable article. Can’t argue with anything you say. The good thing about digital is it has made photography more accessible for those on a low income. It also helps with experimental work by allowing you to see results on the spot and re-shoot if necessary. You can almost always get the shots you want with digital whereas with film, you need to wait for processing.

On the other hand I was just out today with a1970’s Fuji film SLR and an old Soligor 35-200 zoom. It was back to basics and very satisfying indeed. I tend to shoot neg nowadays as Tesco to a process and scan for £2.99. The 6mb files are more than good enough for posting on the web.

So yes, I will continue to use digital and film but I think film is more satisfying.

DAVID LAVERY  8 years ago

After buying a linhof 617 with a 72 xl lens. I am a full time wedding photographer . I am so looking forward to gettingout shooting with the new camera and slowing things down

Dave K  8 years ago

The true saturation of colors and depth is almost hard to beat with a great glass and Velvia or provia . Most every award winning underwater shot was taken with a Nikonos V and Velvia . Most americans were always afraid of cameras until the digital age . Europeans on the other hand who shot 36 on a roll usually get 36 usable shots back – most euro types that shoot for fam and friends – have a better understanding on how a camera and the correct exposure works . I say everyone should learn on a vintage manual like a cannon AT1. then they would really know how and understand how a digital works.

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