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RobertBenson.com: Professional photographers who are sticking to film

An excellent post by San Diego based photographer Robert Benson. He talks to photographers he calls the ‘holdouts’ – the shooters who still use film and shun digital:

Photographer Simon Watson describes digital photography images like this: “There is a smoothness that is so ugly and slick. It looks like a gimmick.” And another photographer says: “The world doesn’t need more megapixels.”

Similar feelings come from a legion of professional editorial photographers out there who are quietly going about their image making business with film: the good old organic stuff. Their reasons for shooting film are similar: “It makes you a better photographer,” says one shooter. “…It’s more sophisticated looking than film…”, “film has a richness unmatched by digital…”, and “it has a depth and painterly quality…”

Full post at this link…

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