Why do I offer film photography in the digital era?
Film and film cameras excite me. Whether a Hasselblad camera or a Leica, I enjoy everything from loading the film to hand developing and scanning the film negatives.
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Why chose film over digital?
Colour film captures very natural skin tones that is perfect for model portraits and wedding photography. B&W photography eliminates the distractions of colours and is more about the mood and feel of the image. I love the textures and the fine art, timeless look they have. Medium format film photos, whether colour or B&W, have a 3D effect that can be difficult to replicate with digital. You can almost touch the face or object in the photo. Yes film is more expensive but for me I believe it is worth it.
Benefits of digital?
Despite my love for film photography I am aware of the advantages of digital. You can shoot faster, for longer, in less light for less cost. modern digital cameras such as my Leica M 240 and Nikon D800 can work with very little light or fuss. There are no pauses to change film or requirement to decide in advance whether to select colour or B&W film. The LCD display instantly shows me the image taken which I can share with my client. For fast action such as a first dance, digital allows me to take a series of shots rather than just one or two
What I offer my clients?
I like to offer the best of both traditional film photography and digital photography, whether models or wedding couples. My preferred packages include a mix of both film and digital photography. Film for when the light is good and then digital after dark.
Film I use includes; (120 medium format film and 35mm film)
> Kodak B&W T-MAX 100 (TMX): World's finest grained 100-speed B&W film
> Kodak B&W T-MAX 400 (TMY): World's sharpest & finest grained 400-speed B&W film
> Kodak Portra 160/ 400/ 800 Colour film: Exceptional skin tones/ Finest grain colour 400-speed film/ Superior underexposure latitude for less-than-perfect conditions