When I graduated from Hampshire College in 2001 with a BA in photography and anthropology, there was no such thing as digital photography. Okay, really there was, but it was not yet accessible. It was expensive and the quality was yet to be proven. I spent over a decade photographing with film. It was my life. By 2003 all this had changed and digital cameras were looking pretty good. In 2004 when I started photographing weddings I quickly became an avid digital photographer. [pullquote align='left']The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.-Ansel Adams[/pullquote]
It is true that the photographer is the most important piece to making a beautiful photograph. But part of the photographer's skill is being able to select the best equipment and know how to use it to create the desired effect. And here we are at a time when the camera in the iPhone 6 is higher quality then the first pro digital camera I owned back in '04. That is truly amazing to me!
As a professional photographer I want to offer my clients the best possible service and imagery available. The truth is that no matter how good digital is, it ain't got nothing on traditional film photography. Nothing compares to the quality and clarity of analogue film photography. Now, here is the exciting part... We can have our cake and eat it too! Starting in 2015, I will begin to offer the best of both worlds with a film/digital hybrid package.
The package includes myself (Thea Dodds) photographing in digital (35mm), medium format (6x7) film and large format (4x5) film and my second photographer photographing in all digital (35mm). Not only does film deliver a higher quality image, but because the size of the negative is larger then the digital camera, the amount of detail increases. In addition, all of the film images are scanned and delivered on an flash drive with full rights to reproduce. So this is truly the best of both worlds!
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