Digital Photography Rolls Forward
Even the longest supporters of film photography are beginning to buy Digital Cameras. Early Digital Photography would lack the high level of sensitivity that film can offer. Digital lacked the depth of pixels to replicate what film can do. That is not so much of a problem anymore with developments in Digital Camera Sensors.
Film over Digital
Film does still beat out Digital in some areas. For example, digital has noise created and although processors do a much better job of filtering out than in years past digital still cannot create the dynamic contrast or dynamic range that you see with your eye and that film can capture. Photographs like these where the difference between light and dark are so small or the contrast ratio is so small, digital tends to blend them. Film has the ability to capture them. That being said, with post processing digital cameras can now take multiple images and combine them to get a very high dynamic range, but in a single shot Film still beats out Digital in Dynamic Range.
Roll to Memory Cards
The transition from film to digital cards is a no brainier. Memory cards are dirt cheap these days, where you can capture hundreds of high quality images on a card that costs under $15 and it can be re-used in most cases longer than the time it takes to become obsolete. The cards do not have to be developed and the images can be extracted very quickly using high speed USB cords.
The Digital Darkroom
Darkrooms for film have always been expensive to establish and keep up. A darkroom requires setting aside a specific location and upkeep of equipment that is becoming more and more unavailable. The Digital Dark Room has many advantages over the Traditional Darkroom. A digital Dark room does not include the mess of a traditional. A Digital Dark Room has no water involved, and best of all a digital dark room does not require darkness or specialty lights.
Elements of the Digital Darkroom
A digital dark room can contain many different items depending on your budget. It must have:
- Captured Digital Images
- Printer- The sky’s the limit
Other elements a Digital Darkroom
- Photo Editing Software– Typically Photoshop
- Computer-The sky’s the limit
- Online Printing Contract