When I was shooting film, one had to understand how a camera works, and know the different qualities of light. A professional photographer would pose the group to flatter the people with double chins or other challenges. The result was a flattering actual photograph, with a negative to make your reprints.Film has a quality that digital does not duplicate, as film has a character that is not perfect. The photograph was actually how the person looked, and it was up to the professional to capture the subject in the best light.
It has been interesting to observe what the consumer wants with their professional photographs these days. Brides want flawless skin, and thinner arms, business portrait clients may want a bald spot filled in, or wrinkles removed, or even a thinner face or no double chin. Senior picture customers may want braces removed, perfect complexion, a different background or props added to a photo. No one wants to look like themselves anymore.
It is not that I think there is no place for the digital camera, I believe there should be a place for film photography in the digital age. Film is timeless and true, it does not lie.
M.J.B. Photography offers film photography along with digital for wedding photography. One roll of film for bridal portraits and newlywed pictures leave you with photos that will be enjoyed for generations. Call Michael Becka, owner of M.J.B. Photography at 402-612-0932 to discuss your upcoming photography project offering professional film and digital results. www.mjbphotography.net