Black and White film
Film versus digital: Can you tell the difference? Ask us to show you samples.
Film versus digital: Can you tell the difference? Ask us to show you samples.

Digital photography is prolific, easy, a great learning tool and, once you get all the gear, cheaper, so why do I still prefer film? I get asked this over and over again.

1. I prefer the look of film. It is different than digital. Digital is pixels, film is grain.

2. A film shooter has to understand exposure and shutter speed very thoroughly. Although film is thought to have a wider tonal range than digital, meaning it is more forgiving, you still have to get the highlights and shadows, or the information of your photo on the negative or transparency because you can’t fix it in Photoshop. If the film isn’t exposed correctly, then you don’t have the image. Continue reading

Black and white film Color Film or digitalJennifer Loomis Photography offers the finest custom hand-printed traditional archival images of you and your family, archival digital prints and canvas prints.

Jennifer, herself, continues to be a fan of film and archival prints made in the darkroom by hand. These are the same prints that you received from your grandparents; the same prints you will treasure when you are grandparents; and the same prints that you see in museums from the turn-of-the-century.

For prints from film, we offer three options: Resin Coated prints (referred to as RC), gelatin silver fiber prints (referred to as Fiber), and Selenium- or Sepia-toned gelatin silver prints. For more information on the paper types and samples, see below.

For images printed from digital files, we only use the highest quality prints we can but can’t guarantee the archival quality; no one can. A complete explanation of your options and what is best for each client’s needs is done at the print purchase session which occurs two to three weeks after your shoot.


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