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Digital vs. Film Photography

With the new and revolutionary techniques in both digital pictures and film photography, a impassioned controversy arises among photographers when it comes to talking about this topic, even some wedding magazines have dedicated several articles describing the different techniques, advantages and disadvantages of each one, including the works of photographers such as Jeff Hawkins, Monte Zucker, and Denis Reggie, who is considered by many people as the father of documentary wedding photography.

Although, it is considered that film surpasses the quality of any digital capture, many professionals consider that film may handle some situations better than digital photography, although it is possible to produce high quality results with both if a professional photographer is in charge of the work. With the increasing number of professionals becoming 100% digital photographers, there are many others that combine both techniques but prefer the shot with their 3200 Kodak Tmax or similar.

However, digital photography is getting better as computers are evolving; besides it is cheaper and faster. If you are considering the alternative to buy digital or film photography for your wedding day, ask for samples and if you like the style and technique of the photographer in digital images, go for it instead of the traditional film, just try to get closer and confirm he is a professional and has the right tools to process your pictures, and even better if he has testimonials of people he works for.

Among the advantages of digital photography against traditional film, you can consider that digital cameras give the photographers the ability to see the images to be captured right away, which is important to see the final result without waiting for the processing of the film if the lighting, exposure and feel of the scene was correct, and if it was not, it cannot be corrected. With digital photography all the changes and expected results are processed in real time.

 

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