More than a year ago, I decided to purchase a film camera again. Film? What is that? Indeed, there are many now who have never seen a roll of film nor even know what it is. Makes me feel ancient. In fact, during my film model session last weekend, one of my models asked me, “What is the difference between film and regular photos?” For this generation, digital is “regular”. This makes me even more excited to introduce young people to the timelessness and beauty of film!
So, What is the Difference?
When scrolling through my instagram feed, I can immediately pinpoint a film photo over a digital. There is a depth and richness to film that cannot be replicated. Yes, much can be achieved in this digital age, even the look of film. But, it is still a replicate requiring editing to achieve the look film delivers all on its own. Highlights and shadows are better preserved, color is rich and accurate, and the longevity of film will beat out digital any day. Digital files become corrupted over time but film negatives can last hundreds of years!
Beauty of the Wait
There is another advantage to film which may not seem like an advantage at first.
We live in the age of instant everything. We’ve forgotten the art of patience and “the best things come to those who wait”. There is a delicious anticipation when I click the shutter and then have to wait for days to see the end result. Was it as good as I remembered? Did what I capture translate to the film?
It also makes me a more deliberate photographer. Every click of the shutter is money. Every shot counts. It slows me down, makes me think and brings out the artist in me.
When those scans come back, it’s like Christmas day! I’m biting my lip and eagerly awaiting my download to see if the photos turned out well. Nothing beats that.
Is a Fine Art Film Session right for you?
If you’re looking for something truly beautiful, timeless and unique, then I highly recommend a Fine Art Film Session. Your photographs will stand the test of time and will draw the admiration of your friends. The images below speak for themselves. These are straight out of camera! I have not edited them in any way.
Not only will you receive gorgeous film images, I’m also here to create stunning art work from those images, whether it be framed Fine Art Wall Portraits, a stunning Fine Art Canvas, or a beautiful keepsake album.
My goal with every session I photograph, whether film or digital, is to create art for your home…timeless pieces treasured by you and future generations. If this is important to you as well, please click here to schedule a complimentary consultation.