oh its been all over the internets.
debating the end of film.. why digital is better.
who cares really?
i shoot film and love it.
i show lots of digital here that I love.
shoot what you love and don’t worry about what others shoot.
what and how you shoot is ultimately a very personal choice.
i shoot film because of the high satisfaction i get from every frame. how it looks. the richness and depth of luminosity i see in my film. because i love the process. the old cameras, the choice of films. because i hate sitting in front of my computer processing images. because the images mean more to me. and because ultimately, shooting film is FUN for me.
and im always going to choose what is the most FUN and SATISFYING and REWARDING to shoot and i hope you do too.. whether that be digital or film.
we have a special treat.
one of our favorite family photographers from Australia
who usually is a digital shooter but who
shot film on his recent trip with his cute as a button wife, Kesh,
and their little boy Roo.
This is why we love Tim Coulson. (digital or film although im slightly prejudiced towards this new film version).
Canon eos 3 with fuji 400h, kodak portra 400, and ilford hp5.
Tim Coulson is just so inspiring:
“I shot film on this trip, almost exclusively. It’s brand new to me. Honestly, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do but have lacked confidence. Kesh bought me an EOS 3 for my birthday last year and it got stolen when our home was broken into. We bit the bullet and bought another right before our trip. With no real idea what I was doing, I shot our way across Europe. I’m so glad I did. The images in this post mean more to me than if I’d shot them digitally. I shoot differently with film. I shoot more slowly. And for me, slowing down is a really good thing.”
and in the spirit of advertising.. which is really what all those other digital vs. film blogposts are…
we are happy to show you how to easily and cheaply make the leap from digital to film.
its easy to do…
1. Buy a film camera — if you are a nikon shooter, buy a f100 for cheap on ebay or keh.com, use your existing lens and buy some 35mm film, if you are canon, get a eos 3 for cheap, and do the same.
2. we recommend jonathan canlas’s book “how to shoot film” available on amazon.
3. Buy Film from B+ H. Our favorite 35mm films (click on them for links):
Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800) , Kodak 135-36 35mm Ektar 100 Color Negative Film (36 Exposure) ,Fujifilm Pro 400H 135-36 Fujicolor Professional Color Negative (Print) Film (ISO 400)
go for it. we want to see when you do.
And on the other side, if you are digital shooter but want some tricks to get your digital looking more film like… we recommend Totally Rad’s replichrome actions.
because everyone can agree… images looking more film like is good.
stay tuned for our regular weekly compilation post tomorrow!
AND we are giving away jonathan canlas’s book “how to shoot film”
1. just share this post (handy fb share button up there.. just hit “like”)
2. and leave us a comment telling us.. are you digital or film? And why?