digital or film?

Australia
February 20, 2007 10:23pm CST
What do you prefer from the two?
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4 responses
@enemies (739)
• India
21 Feb 07
Well, I do both. I would have to say that while my preference is for digital nowadays, I also feel that any beginning photographer should start with film first, and learn how to properly process and print, first in B&W, and then after a couple of years, in color. Only after understanding the fundamentals of chemical-based photography and photofinishing can one hope to become truly proficient with all that the digital realm has to offer. -- i just switched over to digital...and it was an initial expense for the camera etc, but we already have the computers and programs (my wife is a graphic designer/illustrator) but already have saved a ton of money not buying film, and the developing process and supplies...and the convenience of being able to erase shots i don't like without the expenditure of film and developing to find out that i don't really like the shot and won't use it ever, saves a ton of space and money already and we haven't been digital for a year yet....i'm sold...yet there are some tricks i can do with film that i haven't figured out how to do digitaly, without photoshoping the shot, but then i guess that's what photoshop is for, hence the name "photoshop". i do mostly colour, even with film...i can always scan into the computer and change it to b&w or sepia there.
• Australia
21 Feb 07
sounds very professional and very informative.
@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
27 Mar 07
this is a copy/paste of two of the answers from here: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070212152930AAZ34HR
@hh9905 (1275)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 07
I prefer digital. It's easier to the editing part and add wordings or other effects. Besides, using digital, we can always delete whenever we feel that the picture doesn't satisfy us. therefore, it's more cost efficient. And it can be exposed to loghts as well. However i must admit that film produce better quality of pictures.
• Australia
21 Feb 07
i believe the last statement.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I'm not so sure that film is better quality. There are some nice digital cameras out there. Medium format film and nice DSLRs come pretty close.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Generally, I like digital because I don't want prints of everything. But today I just took in my roll of film from trying an old film SLR, and WOW! That was really cool having the anticipation to see if the photos came out. I was shocked that they did.
• Australia
22 Feb 07
thats right surpise, surprise!
@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
27 Mar 07
I love my digital camera. I used to waste so much film trying to get the right shot. now I can take lots and be sure to get the right one. i then delete the ones that are not so good and save the best ones. I then print only when I need to give a photo to someone and the rest stay put until I need them. No more boxes of photos lying around, they are all on my PC!