Ok. Different as you may think right from the title of this post, this is not about the “meaningless war between Film and Digital”. This is about the positive things that each “medium” has to offer. As I said, in the end, you’re just creating images. Using Film or a digital sensor, it’s just the way that you choose to capture moments. All this next photos were shot on 24th february 2016. Some of them with film (Nikon FE) and others with a digital camera (Nikon D610).
I won’t make this a long reading. If you want technical data about film or Digital, I’m sure you could find more precise information out there on Google or whispered in your ear by Alien’s wisdom (weird black humour of mine).
But I will tell you, I love the colors of film, and not just that! If you learn how to develop your own rolls (it’s very easy, actually), you’ll feel more involved in the whole photographic process. Ladies and gentlemen, THAT’S QUITE REWARDING!
Nevertheless, you have to try a few different brands and types of film manufacturers before you can find your favorite emulsions. But that’s ok! Just follow your inner voice and be as curious as a cat.
In the other side of the moon, we have Digital! And digital is great. It’s versatile, you can see (as a preview, at least) the photo as soon as you take it. Many of you, probably are digital photographers, so it’s almost pointless to write down the obvious.
I confess! Most of the time (always) I do the editing of my digital photos with “film presets” (Adobe Lightroom + VSCO are a perfect match)… So, I end up with “real film” and “digital film”! But that’s the beauty and versatility of digital files!
The next photos were shot with Fuji Superia 400. Developed at home @1 stop with C41 process.
Fuji Superia 400 – A personal favorite
She is my cousin Paula. The most creative person that I know! (Superia 400)
more Fuji Superia 400
Yes! Sometimes I shot the photos underexposed against the bright sky. I like the way the clouds and the silhouettes complement each other. — Fuji Superia 400.
The next photos were shot with a Nikon D610 which my friend Fabian gave me that night to play around for a while.
Fabian’s Nikon D610 — ISO 6400 – F/1.6 @ 1/5 sec
The latest digital cameras with their high ISO capacity, literally “can see at night”.
All those photos were shot at ISO 6400 with a F/1.4 50mm Nikkor lens. Sometimes I used it at f/1.6 or f/1.8. I was able to hand hold the camera at shutter speeds of 1/5 of a second, only with moonlight and occasional spotlights of artificial light. Focus the lens it’s a challenge when your eyes can’t see in near darkness. But that’s the only way to put modern technology to the test!
Nikon D610 — ISO 6400 – F/1.6 – 1/5 sec
(same settings of the previous photo)
Nikon D610 — ISO 6400 – F/2 – 1/4 Sec
Fuji Superia 800 — Shot at ISO 1600 — F/1.8 — 30 seconds exposure
In the end, no matter if you choose digital or if you want to try film (for a change).
Just make every photo in your Canister/ SD memory count! Capture life. Create.
Thanks for reading!
You can see Paula’s work at www.behance.net/bluesoulofsky