“We live in a digital era with modern and well made cameras. So, is it a good idea to get back to using film or should we wake up to reality? Martin Henson has a hybrid solution and explains everything in these pages”
So what is hybrid film to digital workflow and how does one work with it? First let me give you some facts that hopefully might encourage you to try film as an alternative way to capture images.
Film and digital capture are completely different media. They are used for similar purposes, but are completely unrelated to each other, up to a point.
Most people will get better instant results from digital, whereas film involves more processing to get to the digital scan and things can go wrong if you are not careful, right from the taking stage to the end of negative development.
So, why use film?
Arguably, film makes you a better photographer as you will have to think about the relationship between shutter speeds and apertures. You don’t get a live view after capture and you will never see a histogram; this all has to be done using skill, knowledge and having a greater understanding of how colours you see in the camera viewfinder translate into tones and dynamic range.
You can buy superb film cameras and lenses second hand at very low prices these days. I suggest the best way for landscape photography and studio work is to go for the medium format ones. Personally, I like the…