Katie | Film vs. Digital | Rose Wheat Photography | Birch Hill & Hot Licks | Fairbanks, AK

During Katie's session, I shot a combination of film and digital. The purpose of this post is to give you a better idea of the subtle differences between both. While there are many ways to make digital images match film images, I did not do that with these images. For the purposes of keeping integrity to my editing style, I edited the digital images before I saw the film images so that the editing would be consistent with my current body of work. It was not my goal to match the digital images to my film images, but rather to show the beauty in both. 

After seeing these images, I can say that there are definite merits to both. The film has an ability to beautifully pick up color, a place where I think the digital falls short in many ways. The digital on the other hand has an ability to pick up detail that film otherwise softens. More often than not, I would say that I side with the film images, but in many ways, the digital is still a vital element to fully the look of a situation. There is always the obvious drawback of underexposing film, getting shots out of focus, and just altogether messing up that digital allows you to make up for immediately.

In the side-by-side comparisons, the left images are film, and the right images are digital. In the top-bottom images, the top is film and bottom is digital. These are a mixture of 35mm film and medium format film images, shot on my Canon Elan 7 and Mamiya Pro TL 80 1.9 respectively. All film images processed by Photo Vision.

Now that you've seen the comparison, let me know your thoughts! Where do you think the older methods of film stand against the modern methods of digital photography? I'm curious to hear your thoughts!

Jill & Kelton Pt. II | A Love Story | Hays, KS | Rose Wheat Photography

You might recognize Jill & Kelton from their earlier engagement session post. Well, we happened to shoot a little bit of film as well! They were so patient and willing to take a few extra moments to create touches of dynamic beauty with me. 

All images photographed on a Mamiya 645 Pro TL with Kodak Portra 400, processed by The FIND Lab.

Aundrea & Travis | A Love Story | Eskridge, KS | Rose Wheat Photography

Aundrea & Travis

Proudly, they spoke of Her. Finding Her, repairing Her, making Her the center of their shoot together.
It was Her they found, and needless to say, she delivered.

Volkswagen bus in tow, coffee cups in hand, dressed to perfection, they bravely stepped in front of a film camera. Patiently, intently, and pointedly, they traversed family property, giggling unabashedly.

2 hours. 2 rolls. 2 people, beautifully in love.

All images photographed on a Mamiya 645 Pro TL with Kodak Portra 400, processed by Photo Vision.