- a portrait with the
with his own camera! Extreme wide angle lens on Nikon
This is of course the famous Pope Room at Buca di Beppo
Restaurant in Roseville.
taken by dinner guest Ilene Ricoli using Doug's camera.
Sometimes film is
better than digital
We use digital cameras, not
film, for the majority of our work. But there are some
circumstances where film is better, faster, more reliable.
The above photo is an example. It was shot on FILM.
The occasion was the photographer's
own birthday dinner, and he planned on having the waiter and
a dinner guest shoot using his camera so he could be in the
When you have a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity for a shot, and it must be taken
immediately without fussing with digital histograms,
film may be the more reliable choice -- more "idiiot
proof" than digital.
Technical details for the above
shot: Fuji 800 film in Doug's Nikon N90s camera, 19mm super
wide angle lens, and Nikon's most powerful flashgun. This
Nikon + film combination correctly integrated bounce
flash, fill flash, and ambient lighting on the first try.
Digital could have achieved this
too, but would have required test shots to set exposure
compensation, sensitivity, white balance and focus points.
Buca di Beppo's dark ceiling plus ambient lighting made this
a technically challenging shot to do well. But the Nikon
film camera pulled it off perfectly in just one
In wedding photography,
occasionally we switch to film in circumstances like
1. Fast moving unpredictable
situations with no chance to fuss with technical
2. Fast changing
3. Sunlight direction that could
cause unusually deep shadows
Film worked great for the wedding
party pose below on a Lake Tahoe beach. It represented
all three difficult circumstances. And the doggies
(look close!) wouldn't wait for technical adjustments to be
fussed with. Check it out below.
In-house we can produce our own
high resolution electronic scans from film negatives. This
gives us the ability to digitally edit each image in post
production. So the final result looks and prints just like a
normal digital picture.
Film actually captures a wider
range of highlight to shadow details compared to digital
cameras. That gives more ability to correct difficult
lighting in post-production.
But for the majority of pictures,
digital and film are competitive in quality.
details for this Lake Tahoe photo: Nikon N90 camera,
Nikon 24-50mm zoom lens, Nikon SB28 flash, Kodak film
scanned via Nikon 48-bit film scanner at 4000 dots per inch
resolution. 100 megabyte TIFF digital file was image
edited and eventually converted to smaller JPG format for
more sample photos click here
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