The Picture Business magazine in their November ’07 issue published an interesting story that traditional film is gaining a resurgence in popularity with photographers. It is hard to believe in this digital age that many photographers would choose film over a digital camera, but they do so with good reason. We have seen the proof when producing large graphics shot on a digital camera versus one produced by scanning a 4×5 piece of film on our Heidelberg drum scanner.
According to the US survey results [Conducted by Kodak], more than two thirds (68 percent) of professional photographers prefer the results of film to those of digital for certain applications including: film’s superiority in capturing more information on medium and large format films.
The article goes on to say…
“I find film invaluable because the details and look of the photographs are crucial in re-telling the events playing out in front of me,” said Pep Bonet, international award winning photojournalist and founding member of NOOR, a new photo agency committed to documenting social issues worldwide…..”The stories may be stunning, disturbing or inspiring. But above all, they are real. There’s nothing like film to capture those realities.”