Photo by notlob86
My daughter and I went to Filoli Gardens over the weekend to take some pictures. She had a project to work on for her photography class and I was testing out my new digital camera. My daughter used her 35mm SLR camera because part of the project includes processing and developing the roll of film. I used a digital camera that has a few bells and whistles but is basically a travel/personal model-not a fancy, high-end digital SLR.
Once I got home, I uploaded my pictures and performed a few enhancements with software, such as cropping and adjusting the contrast, saturation, etc. I was really happy with the pictures in general (although I’m still getting used to the macro feature), and as I glanced over at my once-cherished Minolta X-700 (I know, it’s an oldie!), I wondered if I would ever need to load another roll of film again.
Of course, I’ve yet to see my daughter’s photos. She is a much better photographer than I am and she’ll probably do some creative things during the film-development process.
Still, I’m wondering if using film makes any difference for someone like me-an amateur photographer who may benefit from being able to snap away and delete the mistakes without worrying about the cost of buying and developing film.
What do you think? Any die-hard 35mm film fans out there? Do you have any preference between digital and film?
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