I had a chance to watch a photo shoot for my girlfriend and my
little sister one day and I noticed that the photographer did not
once use a film camera. Every studio that I have ever been to would
typically use a film SLR camera with the proper lighting and
flashes, etc. This particular studio only used digital. This wasn’t
a digital photography studio either. It was just a regular studio
where people would take studio pictures. I’m not photography expert,
but what happen to using good old film photography?
The photographer who was shooting a previous group of
girls was using a Sony DSC-F828 an 8 mega pixel digital camera and
the photographer who was shooting my sister and girlfriend was using
a Canon EOS 20D, also an 8 mega pixel camera.
Has digital wiped out film in the studio?
When shooting in a studio, proper light and flash equipment is
already in use to take the perfect shots. Why is it that
photographers are completely converting to digital? What are the
differences? One reason is that digital equipment is getting that
much better nowadays. It wasn’t too long ago that most digital
cameras only had the limit of 4 or 6 mega pixels and picture
was on the low side due to the technological limitations provided.
Now you have digital cameras reaching high resolutions, providing
incredible picture quality. The technology breakthroughs digital
equipment endured these past few years have proven to us that
digital can do just as much a film SLR, possibly even more.
One major difference between the two, digital and
film, is control. With digital cameras you have the control to view
the pictures you take before even getting near the printing process.
In the studio, photographers take tons of pictures and waste an
endless amount of film not to mention the ink that is involved in
printing the pictures, the solutions used to properly develop the
pictures and amount of time it takes to make
them. With digital, there is no need to change film.
you need to do is to change a couple of settings in the camera
options and you have the control to change the effects of the
picture rather than changing the type of film, which is costly.
Lastly a personal tip to you is, if you’re thinking
of making photography a hobby, go with digital. Digital although
expensive to begin with, will save you tons of money in the long
There is always a time and place for film photography
but will there be time and a place for you in the developing process
for the film? Unless you like to wait a couple hours to get your
pictures printed at Walgreen’s then you might disagree. Is Digital
taking over film? Possibly.
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