Film vs Digital Photography

Before university, I had never really taken an interest photography and its safe to say that I fell in love with it. I just love being able to capture a moment in time in a very artistic way while being able to keep the moment as close to reality as possible, but it wasn't just taking a photo that I fell in love with, the process was where all the magic happens. I can spend hours upon hours in the dark room, playing with process and finding ways to portray things that might be ever so slightly less time consuming on photoshop but it honestly doesn't give the same affect and also in the dark room the results are a lot less predictable and personally I much prefer this.


I have tried digital photography but personally I much prefer film. Digital is a lot more practical for being able to get lots of shots so you have a lot wider choice and can then choose 'the one' and cheaper to produce but for me, nothing quite compares to film. Film for me, captures black and white photography a lot better than digital. The colours come out far sharper and have so much more depth. I also feel that when I am shooting with a digital camera, I don't tend to think too much about what I am taking photos of where as with film, I know I only have one shot at it so I tend to take more care and pay far more attention to composition. All being said, my favourite thing about film is the grain in the photograph. It makes everything seem more 'real' and adds so much character to each print.

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