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Digital allows for a faster workflow. If your photographer offers digital gallery previews your photographs can be available in a matter of hours for viewing and ordering. In addition, slide shows and DVDs can be produced for client.
Digital retouching in hands of an expert can create amazing results. Since there is no chemistry involved to develop digital digital process is more environmentally friendly.
In terms of resolution both film and digital can produce similar results. With advent of 11 mega pixel and above digital cameras, digital has edge for enlargements due to its lower noise levels and lack of grain. Many purist talk of film look, which is basically film grain and noise that gives film its unique look. This film look can easily be simulated with digital image processing techniques. Many people would be surprised to know that most photo labs will scan film prior to printing. In other words direct film to print is a myth. Digital photos when printed on true photo paper are virtually indistinguishable from their film counterparts.
What does film vs. digital war means to client? I believe that when selecting a wedding photographer client has to focus on end product more than anything else. At end it doesn’t matter if photographer uses film or digital. What really counts is quality of photographs that he or she will produce for your wedding day. There are good and bad photographers using film or digital. Your task as a client is to weed out bad ones and select a photographer that will capture beautiful memories of your wedding day.
Juan Carlos Torres is a very respected and awarded wedding photographer in Oregon. He has a Masters Degree in Remote Sensing with a strong background in digital image processing and photography. For a sample of his works please visit Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer and Oregon Wedding Photographer